Tino Prinzi’s micro “The Broom of Sisyphus” has won
@NFFDNZ‘s Micro Madness series. Congratulations, Tino.
Category: Flash fiction news
Vestal Review stories on Wigleaf 2017 long list:
Wilson, Eric, G, “What They Are Doing,” Vestal Review (Summer, 2016)
Gad-Cykman, Avital, “Everything,” Vestal Review (November 2016)
And Mark Budman, too. Check out the rest of the winners at Wigleaf.
Some people are so happy that they can skilfully bang on the keys of their keyboards all by themselves, so they rush to show their skills to the editor.
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All winners and finalists will be published in the Spring 2017 issue.
First Prize: $1000
Second Prize: $100
Third Prize: $50
2017 Hearst Judge:
Deadline: October 31st, 2016
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