Friday, March 2, 2012

Flash Fiction Contest Cancelled

Apologies for another lengthy hiatus between reviews.  A new one will be coming by next weekend. 

Meanwhile, I need to make a reluctant but necessary announcement about the flash fiction contest, which was scheduled to close by the 15th of this month.  To be perfectly straightforward, we just haven't received enough entries to award the prize of this self-funding contest.  I know a lot of you are like me and sometimes wait until the last minute on these things, but in the case of the poetry contests we held over the last two years, we had a good stack of entries by this point, and based on that comparison, we just can't be assured we're going to end up with enough to hold a fair, competitive contest this year.

So we're going to have to pull the plug on this one.  All entrants' reading fees will be returned by PayPal within the next few business days, and again, my apologies. 

But for those who like contests, don't worry; we haven't abandoned them entirely.  We still plan to hold one next year, one you all just might be interested in, so check out our next two issues to learn what we've got in mind.  Our Spring/Summer issue is almost filled and will be launching in June, and as always, we're accepting art, poetry and flash fiction submissions on a rolling basis year-round. 

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