First up, the winners of Issue 8’s “First Time” Contest:
For our blue-ribbon poem, we’ve got Sarah-Jean Krahn with “Journal of Dead Bodies and Hidden Treasures.” Very beautiful and moving, and one of the more interesting forms we’ve ever published.
And the winning story is Emily Rose Cole and her micro fiction piece “Mama.” Just a hundred words, but they’re all perfect. She actually submitted a day before we closed up for the period, so this is also vindication for the last-minute folks out there as well.
Filling out our Issue 8 team is:
Michelle Watters – “Eyes like the sky”
Matt Dennison – “Sunshine” (very glad to finally get to publish Matt on his sixth go-around, even though the poem makes me want to cry)
Art Heifetz – “My First Playmate” (long time readers might remember Art from Issue 5, making him our first two-time author)
J. Edward Kruft – “Heck Street”
Jay Duret – “Finny Chinook”
Thanks to all our authors! Later this week we’ll have cover art, and then soon after you’ll be able to purchase a copy of Issue 8 and read all these lovely works of art. Till then, don’t do anything stupid.