Join the Austin Chronicle, BookPeople, and KGSR Austin at the 23rd annual Short Story Reception. In 2014, over 340 people submitted their short story for consideration, and five people will be recognized for their work. You're invited to hear the top winners read their stories. All the manuscripts submitted were the original work of the contestant and have never before been published. The first-place winner’s story will be published in the February 27, 2015 issue of The Austin Chronicle. www.austinchronicle.com/shortstory Special thanks to the 2014/2015 Short Story Contest Judges: Raul Garza, Annie La Ganga, Steve Moore, Mary Helen Specht, and Amanda Eyre Ward.