Mary Kennedy Eastham Flash Fiction Prize Category
1st Prize: $100…. 2nd Prize: $50…. Third Prize:…. $25
Keep each story under 500 words. Three stories per entry. One story per page, typed, double-spaced, and unidentified. Send me your best stuff but more than that make my heart beat faster. Surprise me. Read great writing daily and WRITE. WRITE. WRITE. To be successful you need to do your best every day for a very long time.
MARY KENNEDY EASTHAM (San Jose, CA) M.A., MFA (Almost an MBA!) is the author of The Shadow of a Dog I Can’t Forget – Poems & Prose now in its 5th Printing. A 2011 Wild Card winner in the Hollywood Book Festival, the book was also a 2010 Celebrity Achievement winner, Runner-Up for Best Poetry Book in the USA Book News Best Books contest and a winner in the Guerilla Marketing Los Angeles Book Contest. Her award-winning poetry and short stories have won her over $20,000 in Artist Grants; they include the Chekhov Award, The Paris Writer’s Workshop Award,The Allen Ginsberg Award, two Grants from the Arts Council, Silicon Valley, and a $5,000 Dorothy Sargent Rosenburg Foundation Award. She has been a judge for the Shine Journal and the EPIC E-Book Competition. From July through October she conducts essay-writing seminars for college-bound high schoolers. When she isn’t busy finishing her novella The Girl With Sand in Her Hair, she raises champion Golden Retrievers in the San Francisco Bay Area, training them in agility and for mini-XGame fun!
Last Year’s Winners (2018)
First Prize: Bob Thurber of North Attleboro, MA for “Tango Dancers’
Second Prize: T. L. Sherwood of Springville, NY for “My Melody”
Third Prize: Caroline Wang of Piedmont, CA for “Those Disney Years”
Honorable Mentions: Laura Fanning of Alameda, CA for “A Mostly True Story About Saint Lucia” and “The Storm”; Francis Flavin of Sparks NV for “Twilight Passage”; Nancy Cook of St. Paul, MN for “Natural to Fly”; Minyoung Lee of San Francisco, CA for “Of Lightning Bugs and Seagulls” and “Daddy’s Girl”; Chris Hannas of Reston, VA for “Breathe”; Bob Thurber of North Attleboro, MA for “Loot”