Mary Kennedy Eastham Flash Fiction Prize Category
First Prize: $100
Second Prize: $50
Third Prize: $25
Please send me one story of your best work, 1,000 words or less (not including title), double-spaced, no name on manuscript. Flash fiction combines the prism of the poem with the just slight indulgence of the short story. Surprise me. Scare me, better yet, write about something that scares you. My third book is a collection of Flash Fiction workshopped with Flash writers Kathy Fish, Sara Lippmann, and Tommy Dean. ‘A Child’s Night’ from that collection was a recent winner in the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Contest. Some great Flash Fiction resources: Smoke Long Quarterly, Bending Genres & The Best Small Fictions.
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 fifth Printing. Her second book, Squinting Over Water: Stories was a 2019 Wild Card Winner in the Florida Book Festival. She has received grants from Silicon Valley Creates, the Allen Ginsberg Award, The Chekhov Award and a $5,000 award from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Foundation.
- First Prize: Alle C. Hall of Seattle, WA
- Second Prize: Tobey Hiller of San Rafael, CA
The Wrong Mice
- Third Prize: Robert Robeson of Lincoln, NE
Marine Mountain Mayhem
2022 Honorable Mentions
Sarah Collins Honenberger of Tappahannock, VA for Beggars All
Claire Massey of Navarre, FL for Tantrum on the Beach
Nancy Beauregard of Santa Fe, NM for A Smoker’s Lungs
Marie Hulme of Weston, CT for Adoration