Forge Flash Competition Results

Dear friends,

We are pleased to announce the winners and finalists of our 2019 Flash Fiction and Nonfiction Competitions.


Carol Claassen
for “Object Permanence”

Janine Blue for “Overexposure”

Finalists (in alphabetical order):
Lindsey Danis for “Orange Blossom Flower Water”
L Mari Harris for “Cannibals”
Kristin Kozlowski for “Relationstasis”
Douglas Milliken for “A Fox in Tall Grass”
JJ Peña for “Aftersplash”
Hannah Soyer for “Hard Shells”
Jennifer Thornburg for “Mercury”


Brianne Allen
for “Target”

Christopher Drew for “Americone Dream”

Finalists (in alphabetical order):
Andrew Bertaina for “What I’d Forgive”
Michael Colbert
for “Mary Has Been Quitting Her Job”
Stephanie Dickinson “Season of the Witch”
Alice Hatcher for “Inflammation”
Keren Heenan for “Into Grey”
Melissa Ostrom for “Shay’s Lot”
Alexandra Penland for “The Apocalypse Monkeys of Lamanai”
Sarah Shotland for “Novena”
Jennifer Wortman for “Not the Kind of Girl”

Both winners will receive $500 and publication.

Thanks to everyone who entered our competitions. It was truly a pleasure to be able to read a wide range of flash pieces. We regret that the volume of the submissions made it impossible to respond to each one of you more personally.

Look for the winning pieces in a few weeks and more free competitions to come from the Forge!