The contest is over. The results are in (alphabetical order):


  • “Can You Hear?” by David Erlewine
  • “He Hardly Remembers the Crisis from Childhood” by Ann Marie Gamble
  • “Thump Thump Thump” by Ruby Welsh
  • “Break it Down” by Dale Wisely

Runners up

  • “A Song of Loss” by Brad Chacos
  • “Black” by Karl Kudrej
  • “Ursari” by Jennifer Tatroe

Each winning story will be published Monday through Friday during one week of December and will receive the jaw-dropping monetary prize of $10. Huge thanks to everyone who entered the contest for giving us the chance to read your work. We want to keep hearing from you, so keep submitting.