welcome to problem house. we are writers hoping to help other writers. twice a year, we'll run a themed contest for new and emerging writers that pays whatever amount of money we are able to provide at the time. (we will also publish you here.) our hope is that we might help you spend a little more time putting words on the page.

news! we've chosen a winner for our first contest. it's david henson, for his story "I-shot-the-sheriff-town." congrats, david!

read "I-shot-the-sheriff-town" right here.

we also named jo-ann bekker our runner-up, for her story "Shards," and alex kadiri our honorable mention, for his story "When You're Mad."

read "Shards" here and "When You're Mad" here.

again, we'd like to thank everyone who submitted. we received many submissions, from all over the world. we enjoyed every one of them.

and the special thanks to our 10 finalists:

elizabeth reinhard, for "Bread, Eggs, Milk"
tochukwu emmanuel okafor, for "Colour Lessons"
olga zilberbourg, for "Julia and Isaac"
irene ibiwari-ikiriko, for "Problem House"
nzube ifechukwu, for "The Missing Motorcycle"
lucas bailor, for "Work"
moses tshuma, for "How Rolling Tyres Unified Us"
carolyn flynn, for "Improvising"
carrie grinstead, for "Shining City"
dominica phetteplace, for "A Ghosting Story"

remember to check out our submissions page in january, when we'll announce our second contest.

meanwhile, other questions, comments, and concerns may be directed to tim & henali at yours, ph

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