Dear fellow editor,
We would like to announce the Vestal Review Flash Fiction 2014 Award.
Please feel free to nominate one story under 500 words published by your magazine in print or online in 2014. The winning selection receives a prize of $100 and a publication in Vestal Review, and the runner-up entry gets publication in Vestal Review at our usual terms. There is no nomination fee. Only an editor is eligible to submit a nomination. One story per magazine, please.
This is the nomination link.
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