Dana De Greff

Fiction. Poetry. Features. Criticism.

2016 Fred Shaw Prize in Fiction

I'm happy to announce that I've been awarded the 2016 Fred Shaw Prize in Fiction from the University of Miami for my short story "How to Make a Baseball Player Cry." Here's what judge and writer Janet Peery had to say:

"How to Make a Baseball Player Cry" had me from its first line and didn't let up for eleven pages until its brilliant final line. With its sophisticated use of second person narration, its fearlessness in moving through time and feeling, driving right up to the brink of sentiment but never going over the cliff, this story takes emotional risks, which are the only risks that truly matter and often make the difference between a good story and a great story. This is a great story. Congratulations to its writer.”

Honored and proud. Here's hoping it gets published soon!