Newport Review magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest. Our guest judge this year was Providence fiction writer Hester Kaplan, author of The Edge of Marriage and Kinship Theory. Three authors will receive cash prizes and publication, and two additional authors will receive honorable mention and publication.
Now in its fifth year, the Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest honors writers working in the brief but demanding form of flash fiction, short stories no longer than 1,000 words.
This year’s winning stories are:
First prize, $150: “On the El,” Kirsten Hammerstrom, Providence, RI
Second Prize, $100: “Routine,” Wendy Marcus, Seattle, WA
Third Prize, $50: “How My Parents Fell in Love,” Dallas Woodburn, Ventura, CA
Honorable Mention: “Jumper,” Gabrielle Hovendon, Watertown, NY
Honorable Mention: “Fishes,” Matt Siegel, Trumbull, CT
All stories will be published in the Fall 2009/Winter 2010 online issue of Newport Review.