Caitlin Scarano‘s “Pitcher of Cream” has been selected for the Queen’s Ferry Press Best Small Fiction anthology!
Caitlin’s story recently won our 2015 Flash Fiction Contest, judged by Laura Ellen Joyce. It was published on our website, and it will be re-released as a limited-run micro-chap later this month. The micro-chap will be available for free at the 2016 AWP Conference in Los Angeles, CA. Caitlin will be doing a signing at our exhibitor table (#1238) on Thursday, March 31st from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.
Last year’s Innovative Short Fiction Contest judge, Amelia Gray, also had her piece “These Are the Fables” selected for the Best Small Fictions anthology. Additionally, Amelia’s story “On a Pleasant Afternoon, Every Battle Is Recalled” was named a finalist.
John Englehardt‘s “This Is Great But You Don’t Need It” was also named as a semifinalist—this piece was originally published on our website and was made into a micro-chap for the 2015 AWP Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
Lastly, Daniel Aristi (former contributor to our website) had his Sand story, “Tempus Fugit,” selected for publication, and Mercedes Lawry (former contributor to our website) was named a semifinalist for her recent Cleaver Magazine story, “Was there transposition?“
We’re excited to see so many contributors and friends of The Conium Review on the long list and short list for Best Small Fictions, and we hope you’ll all pick up a copy when Queen’s Ferry Press releases the anthology later this year. The full list of semifinalist, finalists, and winners is available on the Queen’s Ferry Press website.
Patrick’s work has also appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal, Parcel, and the Writing That Risks anthology. Congrats on the publication, Patrick!
James R. Gapinski’s flash fiction, “Finding Moonlight,” received an honorable mention in The Molotov Cocktail‘s Flash Phenom contest (all submissions needed to involve some strange phenomena). The contest winner was Shane Page for “House of Spiders.”
As an honorable mention, James’s piece will appear The Molotov Cocktail, and it will also be included in a forthcoming print anthology of prize winners and finalists. The full announcement is available on The Molotov Cocktail‘s website.
Last week, we mailed off our nominees for the Queen’s Ferry Press anthology, Best Small Fiction 2016. We’re proud to officially announce our selections. There were so many good stories to choose from. Congratulations to the five nominees:
- “Pitcher of Cream,” by Caitlin Scarano (from The Conium Review Online Compendium)
- “Shampoo,” by Ingrid Jendrzejewski (from The Conium Review: Vol. 4)
- “Camisole,” by Tamara K. Walker (from The Conium Review: Vol. 4)
- “Clown Boutique Fairy Tale,” by Sarah Mitchell-Jackson (from The Conium Review Online Compendium)
- “This is Great But You Don’t Need It,” by John Englehardt (from The Conium Review Online Compendium and published as a micro-chap for AWP 2015)