Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The Winner of Our 11th Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest Is...

The Passion of Woo & Isolde & Other Stories
by Jennifer Tseng of Brookline, Massachusetts

Contest judge Amelia Gray selected The Passion of Woo & Isolde out of a field of 162 strong submissions, and the chapbook will be published in August 2017.

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This year's contest finalists include:

Runner-up: Winter in Prague by Vincent Poturica of Long Beach, California

Mistransformation by Tori Bond of Perkasie, Pennsylvania
Dizzy by Sarah Greenslit of Madison, Wisconsin
The Book of Tongues/O livro das linguas by Amy Sayre Baptista and Carlo Matos of Chicago,

The Civil War War by Marc Sheehan of Grand Haven, Michigan

The semi-finalists include:

Mapping the Territory by Jane Hammons of Austin, Texas
Flavored Water by Dan Nielsen of Racine, Wisconsin
The Adventures of a Kelly Girl by Charles Rammelkamp of Baltimore, Maryland
Taking a Bath in the World Today by Anji Reyner of Missoula, Montana
Failed Fantasies: A Practical Guide by Tatiana Ryckman of Austin, Texas
The Legend of Steve Prefontaine by Todd Seabrook of Hamilton, Florida

Congratulations to Jennifer Tseng and all the finalists and semi-finalists, and thanks to everyone who submitted! This year's group of submissions was larger than ever and very skilled—the manuscripts we received showcased the ever-expanding range of styles and techniques being used in the field of short form writing.

We are also thrilled to announce that the judge for our 12th annual chapbook contest will be Rigoberto Gonzalez. The contest submission period begins November 1, 2017.


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