We made them. It was, as ever, a very difficult choice. We only accept work we believe deserves such recognition. Alas, we can choose only three and this year, those three were:
Story 1: “Becoming Deer,” by Rachel Levy
Story 2: “The Tar Painter,” by James Schlatter
Story 3: “Len and Ernie,” by Jamie Fountaine
Congratulations, Jamie, Rachel, and James!