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 (2012)
First Prize: Joan Prebilich of Santa Cruz, CA for “Too Late”
Second Prize: Donna L. Turello of Staten Island, NY for “Ivy”
Third Prize: Virginia Young of Hanson, MA for “Tangerine”
Honorable Mentions: Shenoa Carroll-Bradd of Redlands, CA for “The Loneliest Sound in the World”; Jeffery Cohen of Sewaren, NJ for “Edwin and Sophie”; Bea Epstein of Rockville, MD for “Rochelle Bell”; Gary R. Hoffman of Okeechobee, FL for “The Accident”; James McDonnell of Laguna Niguel, CA for “Fly to Win”; James McDonnell of Laguna Niguel, CA for “Dandelions Die Too”; Doris M. Kneppel of Kinnelon, NJ for “Unexpected Guest”; Jackie Davis Martin of San Francisco, CA for “Behind the Scenes”; Lee Ann Russell of Springfield, MO for “Convention”; Vernon Waring of King of Prussia, PA for “Still Life”; Virginia Young of Hanson, MA for “You Can’t Find Me”