Oh readers, the summer’s sloping down into the wide, wide bog of autumn, and we’re all glued to any good news we can find. We’re triply delighted to share this poem by Dorothy Chan [>>], lately of Honey Literary, “A-List Celebrities and Chinese Immigrant Families.”
Summer gig blues, out there, for those who have a gig, and those who have to have have a gig. Find a little excitement in the “Ad Space,” this electricity-charged story by Benny Brown.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Force Majeure Flash Contest! This year’s contest included hundreds of entrants presenting dazzling approaches to the short form. We were blessed with a tough choice between many strong flashes, and thank everyone who participated so, so much!
1st Prize to Negesti Kaudo for “The One Where My Femme Swallows You Whole”
2nd Prize to Stephanie Niu for “A Guide to What Lives Between Land and Sea”
2nd Prize to Taylor Drake for “Rumination”
Honorable Mentions: Suphil Park, “Heartland”; Noah Farberman, “Grown Ass Person”; and Rebecca Morton, “I Remember Meeting You, My Son Says While Trying on Big Kid Shoes; I Pull and Pull at the Tongues, I Remember Meeting You, Too”
These flashes will appear in Storm Cellar Vol. IX No. 1, coming this winter. Look out for it!