Heads up to all interested short fiction writers…The deadline for submitting your story for consideration in our 48th Short Fiction Contest is May 31. Contest details are found here.
The winner of our 47th Contest was Erin Larson. Her story, “The Happy Thing of Bayou de Manque,” can be read by clicking here.
Last year, six stories/poems on Jerry Jazz Musician were nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. You can view those nominations by clicking here.
Four other entrants during the contest were also published recently on Jerry Jazz Musician:
“Speakeasy,” by Matt Hayes
“Plainsong,” by Joyce Becker Lee
“Full Moon New Year,” by Debora Ewing
“Piano Hands,” by Charis Shin
A sampling of other 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
Ian McEwan talks about finding the confidence to write…