Congratulations to Our 2015 Short Fiction Winners!!
1st: "Indigena" by Edward Hamlin ~ Boulder, CO
2nd: "A Room with a Tree" by Michael Twist ~ Boring, OR
3rd: "Some Shared Sky" by Chelsey K. Shannon ~ New Orleans, LA
HM: "Prison Games" by Josh Chaffin ~ Canon City, CO
HM: "Women with Large Dogs" by John Tait ~ Flower Mound, TX
HM: "Reading Water" by Carol Smith ~ Kirkland, WA
HM: "Red Hat, Yellow Hat, Blue Hat, Green Hat" by Andrew Lloyd-Jones ~ New York, NY
NOW OPEN: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction
DEADLINE: June 30, 2015
The personal essay can be in any form or style, and should be evocative, thought-provoking, and sincere--and if it's humorous too, even better. See below for word count and style guidelines. Our final judge in this category is the 2014 Colorado Book Award winner for Creative Nonfiction, BK Loren.
SUBMISSION PERIOD: July 1-September 30, 2015
Poems can be in any style, up to 250 lines. Submit up to three poems per entry fee in this category (see submission formatting instructions below). The final judge for poetry is Colorado's new Poet Laureate, Joseph Hutchison.
CLOSED: Short Fiction
SUBMISSION PERIOD: January 1-March 31, 2015
The short story can be in any genre or style and should have broad appeal. See below for word count and style guidelines. The final judge for this year's short fiction competition is award-winning author and Pushcart contributing editor Robert McBrearty.