Thanks to everybody who entered the Fall Flash Fiction Contest. The results are in!

3rd prize goes to Bob Thurber for his flash, “The Hullabaloo“.

Bob Thurber is the author of “Paperboy: A Dysfunctional Novel” and four collections of short fiction. Over the years his work has received a long list of awards, appeared in 60 anthologies, and been utilized in schools and colleges throughout the world. He resides in Massachusetts.

2nd prize goes to Bruce Meyer for his flash, “Warts“.

Bruce Meyer is author or editor of 64 books of poetry, short fiction, flash fiction, non-fiction, and literary journalism. He is the 2019 winner of the Anton Chekhov Prize for Flash Fiction, the Freefall Prize for Poetry, and was a finalist in the Tom Gallon Trust Fiction Prize and the Bath Short Story Prize. His most recent books are McLuhan’s Canary (Guernica Editions) and Pressing Matters: The Story of Black Moss Press (Black Moss Press). Both will appear in October. His previous books include The First Taste: New and Selected Poems (Black Moss Press, 2018) and the short story collection, A Feast of Brief Hopes (Guernica Editions, 2018). A book of essays about his works will appear in 2020 along with a collection of flash fiction, Down in the Ground (both from Guernica Editions). He lives in Barrie, Ontario.

1st prize goes to Carol A. Caffrey for her flash, “Vertigo“.

Carol Caffrey is an Irish actor and writer living in the UK. Her poetry and short fiction have been published by Lunch Ticket, Poetry Ireland Review, The Fish Anthology, Ink, Sweat & Tears, Bare Fiction and the Mechanics’ Institute Review, among others. She was a finalist in the Gettysburg Poets-in-the-Park Residency in 2018 and is a member of Room 204, the writers’ development programme run by Writing West Midlands. She tours the one-woman play, “Music For Dogs” by eminent Irish poet Paula Meehan, which earned 4-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

We had great fun reading through everybody’s work and I wish I could give you all prizes. Over the next few days, I’ll be preparing to publish all three pieces.


Trasie Sands

Trasie Sands is a Toronto writer and editor of The Blake-Jones Review. Her publications include The Antigonish Review, Fictive Dream, 101 Words, and Project Calm Magazine. Trasie has also been long-listed for a Bath Short Story Award. She has studied under Dr. Alistair MacLeod, Dr. Bruce Meyer, and Adele Wiseman while obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor.