Alejandro de Gutierre

In the Shadow

Alejandro de Gutierre’s short story, “In the Shadow,” won 1st Place in the 2021 Dillydoun International Fiction Prize. You may access the full story as a PDF by clicking here, or by clicking on the cover below. If you wish to purchase the print anthology, you may do so on Amazon (Buy Now) or check with your favorite bookseller.

Alejandro de Gutierre is a writer living in California. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest (of the US), Alejandro obtained a BA in English and spent years as an on-again, off-again music maker. In July of 2014, Alejandro decided to pursue storytelling. He has been diligently writing and learning about the craft of storytelling ever since that time. He self-published his first book, The Rat Tunnels of Isfahan in 2017. In 2021, he won second place in Vocal Media‘s Summer Fiction Series challenge for his story, ‘Grandmother’s Hands.’ Alejandro also received an Honorable Mention from Writer’s Digest for his story, ‘In a Cucumber.’

To find out more about the current Dillydoun Prize, click here.