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Deadline for entry in 45th Short Fiction Contest is May 31



Heads up to all interested short fiction writers…The deadline for submitting your story for consideration in our 45th Short Fiction Contest is May 31. Contest details are found here.


A sampling of winning stories…


Mute,” by  Mary Jo Marcellus Wise

Playing for Tips,” by Michael Bennet

Bumps Out Then Bumps Back,” by Trudy Carpenter

The Blues Museum,” by Jay Franzel

Offkey,” by Kate Robinson

Homage,” by Kenneth Levine

Fever,” by Yvonne McBride

Mystery in C Minor,” by Bruce Golden

Maybe Marrying Margaret,” by Jocelyn Crowley

Anacostia,” by Qevin Oji

Inheritance,” by Diana Spechler

The Improvisational Distance,” by J.A. Reynolds





John Updike talks about short story writing in a 1999 interview with Charlie Rose