Results of the (occasional) 2018 Winter Contests!


“31 – 4 – 25” by Doug Paul Case | WINNER, Selected by Paul Lisicky

“Essay in Which I’ve Borrowed my Boyfriend’s T-Shirt” by Doug Paul Case | Finalist

“Duck Duck” by Brooke Larson | Finalist

“Grief Studies” by Natalie Sharp| Finalist

“Landing” by Matt Stebbins | Finalist



“Lightless” by Annalise Mabe | WINNER, Selected by Gabrielle Bates

“im dehydrated” by Zoë Blair-Schlagenhauf | Finalist

“my laptop is my lover” by Zoë Blair-Schlagenhauf | Finalist

“when im like, really depressed i have a lot of sex” by  Zoë Blair-Schlagenhauf | Finalist

“Dominion” by Mercer Hanau| Finalist


Thanks to the judges and all who entered! Special thanks, too, to Matthew Mahaney, whose cross-stitches are a part of the prize for each winner. A full list of all the writers & artists we’ll be publishing in GS 9.2, debuting this summer, along with these winning works, will be out soon.


Winter Series Contests in Poetry Comics and Flash Non-fiction: Results!

Flash Non-fiction

WINNER, selected by Mike Doughty
“Appropriation” by Ingrid Jendrzejewski
Laura Citino “Several Folk Taxonomies”
Paul Rodgers “Magenemite”
Doug Paul Case “Indiana, Newly Spring”
Kayla Haas “Powerlines”
Melissa Moorer “Dog Lover”
Meg Reid “Summer Boat”
Sarah Glady “Volta”

Poetry Comics

WINNER, selected by Bianca Stone
Gabrielle Bates “As When Gone Wildabouting”
Kaveh Akbar & Nikki Gardner “Mostly Hypothetical”
Patrick Williams “Redactions”
Kaveh Akbar & Nikki Gardner “Human Teeth.”
Paul Siegell “Catherine Quirk”
Peter Friedman “Pillow Carnival”
shoney lamar from Outlook Good
Lea Graber “Fuzz”
Raychelle Duazo “What Holds You To Us”
Prizes for our 2 winners include swag from Flying Groundhog and powerHouse Books in addition to publication and a cash prize. Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming summer contests in flash fiction & poetry!