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2021 Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest Winners


Susan Coll

Susan Coll is the author of five novels, including Bookish PeopleAcceptance and Beach Week. Coll is the president of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and works as the Events Adviser at Politics & Prose, an independent bookstore in Washington, DC. Her novel Acceptance was adapted into a television movie starring Joan Cusack.

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WATCH Susan’s conversation with Moment Book & Opinion Editor Amy E. Schwartz and author Delia Ephron: “Everything is Material: The Influence of Love, Loss and Humor in Fiction and Memoir” —in celebration of the Moment-Karma Fiction Contest.

“Why Is There a Buddhist at This Seder”
By Anne Schott

Anne Schott has had a long career in public relations, working first at SUNY Empire State College and then at the New York State Nurses Association, a professional organization for RNs, and winning awards at both institutions for news and feature writing. This is her first published story.

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“Calculated Moves”
by Hillel Damron

Hillel F. Damron was born in Kibbutz Hephzibah to parents who survived the Holocaust. He was an officer in an elite paratrooper unit and was wounded in battle. He studied film at the London Film School and became a director of TV documentaries, video shorts and a feature film. He’s the award-winning author of a sci-fi novel, War of the Sexes, short stories and film reviews, and the winner of Moment Magazine’s 2011 Memoir Contest. He’s a past executive director of the Hillel House at UC Davis.

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Don’t miss this exciting collection of Jewish-themed short stories selected from among the winners of the Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest, featuring award-winning writers Jason K. Friedman, Miriam Karmel, Racelle Rosett, Leah Lax, Steven Volynets and Lauren Watel. An exclusive Moment e-book! (MomentBooks)

Visit the Moment Shop to download your complimentary copy of Good Karma using the coupon code “karma” during check-out.