Michael Carroll | The New Engagement

Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll’s short story collection, “Little Reef,” was published in 2014 and won the 2015 Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The collection was also shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction at the 27th Lambda Literary Awards. Carroll’s short fiction has appeared in Boulevard, Ontario Review, and The New Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories. Carroll is married to legendary writer Edmund White; the two have been together for 22 years.

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My 2016 by Michael Carroll story art
By Michael Carroll

Exploratory relationships and inner turmoils clarify desires, wrangle neruoses, and embolden the will.

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Contests & Prizes

Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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