Thank you to all who submitted their work to be considered for the 2019 Relentless Award. We're thrilled to announce this year’s selections!

2019 Relentless Award Winner

Nightwatch  by Max Yu

Read the announcement in The New York Times.


This Exquisite Corpse  by Mia Chung

Wet Brain  by John J Caswell, Jr.

2019 semiFINALISTS

Free & Proud by Charles Gershman

Incendiary by Dave Harris

The Leopard Play, or sad songs for lost boys by Isaac Gómez

Pound by Sam Silbiger

Society by Skylar Fox & Simon Henriques

Where the Lovelight Gleams by Kyle J McCloskey

2019 Honorable Mentions

angel’s share by Dominic Finocchiaro

Badlands by Nora Leahy

Everything Beautiful Happens at Night by Ted Malawer

Lawnpeople by Natalia Temesgen

Little Bird by Nicole Oglesby

Long by Charlie Oh

Model Citizens by Michael Chadwick

PIDOR and the Wolf by Sam Max

They Could Give No Name by Exal Iraheta

Your Own Personal Exegesis by Julia May Jonas

Past Winners of The Relentless Award


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2019 Relentless Award Winner