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Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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THANK YOU TO ALL THE AMAZING AUTHORS FOR THEIR WORK.   WE WISH WE COULD HAVE PUBLISHED MORE!!!


Robert Wexelblatt has withdrawn his flash fiction as he had not submitted it to the Sparrow competition.  We published it last spring.  My apologies; too much to do, too little time.  I [Diane Smith] was personally responsible for making sure all submissions met our eligibility guidelines.  There were hundreds of flashes in our gmail and I sent it on to the judges for review by mistake. So, please forgive me.  We all love Robert's writing!



POETRY RANKINGS



JEREMY CANTOR,  FIRST PLACE

The Nietzsche Contrapositive


MERCEDES LAWRY, SECOND PLACE

Prior To


TANIA PRYPUTNIEWICZ, THIRD PLACE POETRY

My Bedroom, My Sister


D.A. GRAY, FOURTH PLACE

Tolling


ANGEL LACANFORA, FIFTH PLACE

Borrego Quiet



HONORABLE MENTIONS IN POETRY


BENJAMIN BUSCH

Migration

CHANGMING YUAN

Y,Y


JOANNA WHITE

Hospital Entrance


ANGELE ELLIS
Polder

MIKE SANTORA

On Being Grownsup


MIRIAM WEINSTEIN
God or Renoir at the Easel


BHISMA UPRETI

Honored Guest

Poet from Nepal

The Door


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FLASH RANKINGS


FIRST PLACE

JHAKI M.S. LANDGREBE
A Cordial Abduction

SECOND PLACE
JON SINDELL
Wildly, Wickedly

THIRD PLACE
MARC LANDAS
What is Love?

FOURTH PLACE
WILSON F. ENGEL, III
Color Money



HONORABLE MENTIONS IN FLASH


LISA CIHLAR
Digging Up the Mastodon


JEANNE ALTHOUSE
Every Night Brushing Hair

COREY MESLER
Beau Gest

CHRISTOPHER DEWAN
When Ulysses Returned to Ithaca

CEZARIJA ABARTIS
Fire and Ice


TA HYUN LEE
The Artist

Lee's flash will be published in Grey Sparrow



We are going to send PDF's to entrants and print to winners.








THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS.  JUDGING HAS STARTED.

RESULTS WILL BE POSTED HERE.


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Five Year Anniversary, 2014

Snow Jewel  and Grey Sparrow Flash Fiction/Poetry Contest

Will be Published in the Annual Snow Jewel Journal, October 1st, 2014


Judges: Mandi Casolo, Doug Holder, and Townsend Walker

will start evaluating the work as of June 15th, 2014.

 


Mandi Casolo is earning her MFA degree in fiction from Colorado State University where she is an instructor of composition and rhetoric, and an editor for The Colorado Review.

 

Doug Holder is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press. His work, both poetry and prose have appeared in Rattle, Cafe Review, Main St. Rag, Caesura, Steamticket, Long Island Quarterly, Toronto Quarterly, and many others. He teaches writing at Endicott College and Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. For over 20 years he has run poetry groups for psychiatric patients at McLean Hospital, outside of Boston. His latest poetry collection is Eating Grief at 3A.M.( Muddy River Books). He holds an M.A. in English Literature and Language from Harvard University.


Townsend Walker, associate editor at Grey Sparrow Journal, is a writer living in San Francisco. During a career in finance he published books on foreign exchange, derivatives, and portfolio management.  His stories have been published in over sixty literary journals and included in seven anthologies. A novella in twelve installments, "La Ronde," is being published by Pure Slush this year.  One story won first place in the SLO NightWriters Short Story Contest. Two were nominated for the PEN/O.Henry Award.  Four stories were performed at the New Short Fiction Series, Hollywood.  Walker was educated at Stanford, NYU and Georgetown.  Website: www.townsendwalker.com


 


Open:  January 1st, 2014

 

Deadline: June 15, 2014; midnight, central standard time

 

No Fee for Submission; One Free Copy for Those Who Place.

 

Entries will be judged by Sparrow editors.

 

Complete Contest Guidelines for Submissions Follow.

 

 

1. Submit one previously unpublished story of up to 500 words or a poem of sixteen lines or less excluding the title.  Only one submission per writer.

 

2.  All manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced.  Use 12-point font, Times New Roman.  Please include entry title(s) and page numbers on all manuscript pages.  Since the competition is vetted blind, the author's name and identifying information (including address, telephone, and email) should appear only in the cover letter, identifying information must not appear anywhere on the manuscript itself which must be attached as a stand-alone document, as the cover letter must be.  The flash/poetry will be assigned to various readers.  Editors will judge the top twenty-five submissions and announce the top five finalists.

 

3.  No mailed submissions will be accepted.

 

4.  Simultaneous submissions are permitted; if accepted elsewhere, please withdraw the writing from the contest immediately.  If a writer's flash/poetry is chosen for "finalist" status, Grey Sparrow requires that it be withdrawn from other publication considerations until the winner is selected.  If the flash/poetry is scheduled to be published elsewhere before June 2014, please do not submit it.

 

5.  The winners will be announced in August of 2014 and published in the Fall issue of Snow Jewel, 2014.  All contest entries will be considered for regular inclusion in Grey Sparrow

 

6.  Writers personally associated with any staff of Grey Sparrow are not eligible to submit work to the competition. Staff are defined as editors.   Previously published writers at the Sparrow and Snow Jewel are welcome to submit to the competition.

 

7.  Email Entries Only.  To submit to the competition, as noted, forward work to:  dsdianefuller@gmail.com

 

8. A free PDF of the journal featuring the winning flashes will be sent to all entrants.   A free printed copy with be mailed to all who were included in Snow Jewel.