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

Flash Non-fiction

WINNER, selected by Mike Doughty
“Appropriation” by Ingrid Jendrzejewski
FINALISTS
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”
FINALISTS
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!

Shiny Family :: Recent news from our Non-fiction contributors

Alex McElroy (GS 5.2) diagrams his latest short story “The Death of Your Son: A Flow Chart” in none other than Diagram.  We promise you, it’ll make your heart skip three beats.

Our non-fiction editor Ian Carlos Crawford interviews the cast of Peacekeepers, a queer- and trans*-friendly sci-fi web series of Geeks OUT.  DIG IT.

Mike Doughty, our current GS flash non-fiction contest judge writes a rock opera, because what can’t Mike Doughty do? The world premiere is on January 27th at the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space in NYC (hint, New Yorkers, hint).

And over at Smithsonian Magazine, Tara Isabella Burton (GS 4.1) paints a world of show business glitz, defying gender norms, and Turkey’s changing attitudes towards the gay community in “Inside the World of Istanbul’s Male Belly Dancers.”