Rose Metal Press has announced the winner of its Seventh Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest. The Kind of Girl by Kim Henderson of Idyllwild, CA was declared the winner by judge Deb Olin Unferth. Henderson’s stories will be published as a limited-edition, handmade chapbook this summer. Rose Metal Press subscribers will receive a copy as soon as it is published.
The five contest finalists are:
River Traffic by Emma Torzs of Missoula, MT (Runner-up)
Reprieve and Other Stories by Amy Bergen of New York, NY
The 28 Mansions of the Moon by Lydia Suarez of Verona, NJ
This Is All the Orientation You Are Gonna Get by John Jodzio of Minneapolis, MN
What to Say to Aliens by Marc Sheehan of Grand Haven, MI
And semi-finalists include:
Basically People by Anji Reyner of Missoula, MT
Factories by Brandi Wells of Tuscaloosa, AL
Only Tourists Get Their Shoes Shined by Tyler Gillespie of Chicago, IL
Patient by Erika Mikkalo of Chicago, IL
The Measure Everything Machine by Mark Wallace of San Diego, CA
Rose Metal Press has also announced an open reading period for full-length submissions, from April 1 to May 1, 2013. The press focuses on hybrid and cross-genre works, especially short short, flash, and micro-fiction. For more details visit their submissions page.