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Published June 05, 2009
The newest issue of Newport Review online includes the winners of their Flash Fiction Contest:

First Prize
"Company of Heaven" by Marc Harshman

Second Prize
"Mirror" by F. J. Bergmann

Third Prize
"Real Self" by Suzanne Lamb

Honorable Mention
"Take Me Away, Spank Junkies" by Penni Jones
"Loose" by Tammy Delatorre
Published June 04, 2009
Redivider Quickie Contest 2009 Winners & Finalists

Prose
Judged by George Singleton
Winner: "Confession" by John Stadler
Finalists: J. Bowers, Ashley Luster, Roberta Hartling Gates, James Tadd Adcox

Poetry
Judged by Rane Arroyo
Winner: "Tinnitus Valentine" by Erin Keane
Finalists: Judy Halebsky, T.A. Noonan, Sean Keck, Donna Vorreyer
Published June 03, 2009
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their March Fiction Open.

First place: Justin Torres of New York, NY, wins $2000 for “Surrender Unto Us”. His story will be published in the Summer 2010 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in May 2010.

Second place: Vauhini Vara of Iowa City, IA, wins $1000 for “We’ll Rise Above the Sky”. Her story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories.

Third place: Keith Meatto of New York, NY, wins $600 for “Tierra Santa”.

A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.

And beginning June 1, Glimmer Train opens a brand new category! Guidelines here: Best Start.
Published June 01, 2009
Press 53 has announced the winners for their 2009 Open Awards - honorable mentions and finalists can be found on the Press 53 website.

Young Writers (13-17)
Judge Tavia Stewart
First Prize: Beckett Bathanti of Vilas, NC for Short Story: “The Return”
Second Prize: Clara Fannjiang of Davis, CA for Poetry: “Letter to My Sentry,” “Foible,” and “Shakespeare's Curse”

Poetry
Judge Kathryn Stripling Byer
First Prize: Janice Townley Moore of Young Harris, GA for “Windows Filled With Gifts,” “I'd Like to Think the Truth About the World,” and “Beginning Homer's Illiad Once Again.”
Second Prize: Malaika King of Pinehurst, NC for “On Your Birth Day,” “Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis,” and “Swift Water.”

Flash Fiction
Judge Mark Budman
First Prize: Shannon Barton-Wren of San Francisco, CA for “San Diego, 1978”
Second Prize: Jason Stout of Atlanta, GA for “Paper Boats”

Short-Short Story
Judge Scott Yarbrough
First Prize: Kirk Barrett of Wilmington, NC for “Sarajevo Roses”
Second Prize: Jesse Tangen-Mills of Bogata, Columbia for “Twenty Ways to Love Before Dying”

Short Story
Judge Rusty Barnes
First Prize: Ryan Stone of Rossville, IL for “Run Nowhere”
Second Prize: Taylor Brown of San Francisco, CA for “Kingdom Come”

Genre Fiction
Judge Laura Benedict
First Prize: Alexander Lumans of Carbondale, IL for “Haruspices”
Second Prize: Jeff Bond of Midland, MI for “Motown Mojo”

Creative Nonfiction
Judge Dinty W. Moore
First Prize: Laura S. Distelheim of Highland Park, IL for “On Ruth, Whom I Couldn't Let Slip By”
Second Prize: Kate Carroll de Gutes of Portland, OR for “Cure”

Novella
Judge Ashley Warlick
First Prize: Jan Parker of Fuquay-Varina, NC for Hard Times and Happenstance
Second Prize: J.W. Robison of Effingham, IL for The True Adventures of Mustard Tater
Published May 08, 2009
The Malahat Review has announced that this year’s recipient of the Jack Hodgins Founders’ Award for Fiction is Sarah L. Taggart of Vancouver, for her short story “Deaf,” which appeared in the Summer 2008 issue. Taggart’s award-winning story was chosen by Steven Heighton.

The Malahat Review also announced the winner of this year’s P. K. Page Founders’ Award for Poetry is Shane Rhodes of Ottawa for his poem, “For Donnie Peters (1964-1999),” which appeared in the Summer 2008 issue. Shane Rhodes’ award-winning poem was chosen by Harold Rhenisch.
Published March 24, 2009
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories for their January Family Matters competition. This quarterly competition is open to all writers for stories about family, with a word count range of 500-12,000.

First place: Jeremiah Chamberlin of Ann Arbor, MI, wins $1200 for “What We Can”. His story will be published in the Summer 2010 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in May 2010.

Second place: Yuval Zalkow of Portland, OR, wins $500 for “God and Buses”. His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700.

Third place: Adam Rensch of Bronxville, NY, wins $300 for “Everything in Its Right Place”. His story will also be published in an upcoming issue of Glimmer Train Stories, increasing his prize to $700.

A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here.

Also: Fiction Open competition (deadline soon approaching! March 31)
Published March 05, 2009
The Independent Weekly has announced their selection of picks for their 2009 Poetry Issue. Preliminary judges Brian Howe and Jaimee Hills passed along their selections to kathryn l. pringle who selected the following:

First Place: Christopher Salerno
Second Place: Alisha Gard
Third Place: James A. Hawley
Honorable Mention: C.P. Mangel

All have MP3s for your listening pleasure along with their poems to read.
Published February 24, 2009
Or at least for this year. Congratulations go to Morgan Ross for winning the Hayden's Ferry Review Worst Love Poem/Flash Fiction Contest. Here's just one stanza:

Your nose
is straight like an arrow,
it points to my heart.

You know you want to read it all...
Published February 12, 2009
The newest issue of Harpur Palate (v8 i2) features the work of Steven Ostrowski, winner of The Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry, as well as finalists Kerry Ruef, Katharyn Howd Machan, Kerry James Evans, and Claire McQuerry.

Starting in January 2009 Harpur Palate will be seeking submissions of poetry, fiction, & creative non-fiction for their next issue themed, The Long and Short of It, featuring short prose (1000 words or less) and long poems (3 pages or longer). "We're trying to shake up the genres a little bit and publish some pieces a 'normal' journal might not accept, so send us what you got and please tell your friends." The issue is scheduled for release in Summer 2009.
Published January 27, 2009
Glimmer Train has just chosen the winning stories of their November Short Story Award for New Writers competition.

First place: Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig of Austin, TX, wins $1200 for “Monkeys of the Sea”. Her story will be published in the Spring 2010 issue of Glimmer Train Stories, out in February 2010.

Second place: Stephen McCabe of Oshkosh, WI, wins $500 for “The Net of Blue Angels”.

Third place: Marco Fernando Navarro of Flushing, NY, wins $300 for “Enough”.

A PDF of the Top 25 winners can be found here. This competition is held twice a year and is open to any writer who has not had fiction appear in a print publication with a circulation greater than 5000. Click here for guidelines.

Also: Family Matters competition (deadline soon approaching! January 31)

Glimmer Train hosts this competition quarterly for stories about family, and first place brings $1200 plus publication in the journal. It’s open to all writers, and the word count range is 500-12,000. Click here for guidelines.
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