Forge Flash Competition Results

Dear friends,

We are pleased to announce the winners and finalists of our 2020 Flash Fiction and Nonfiction Competitions.


Shannon St. Hilaire
for “Life Cycle of a Human OS”

Caroljean Gavin for “In the Aquarium”

Shortlist (in alphabetical order):
Lena Crown for “The Four Stages of a Fire”
Cynthia Davis for “Single Issue”
Steffi Sin for “Gwah Ju”
Ben Lewellyn-Taylor for “The Lone Star”


Elisabeth Ingram Wallace
 for “Scrolling Facebook Memes Waiting for the Paediatrician”

Jessie Lovett Allen for “What Will Happen to the Fat Girl”

Shortlist (in alphabetical order):
Matthew Barrett for “To be a Goddamned Mayfly”
David Bennett
for “The Act of Giving”
Melissa Goode for “Goodness and Mercy”
Niamh MacCabe for “What The Dogdaisies Could Have Told You By Morning”
Corey Miller for “Miss Texas Considers Talking About Her Tooth”
Angela Readman for “I Would Have Written a Story, except I had to Hang Out with Richard Brautigan”
Anamyn Turowski for “Matthew’s Ninth Birthday”

Both winners will receive $500 and publication as well as a two-year membership to Duotrope.

Thanks to everyone who entered our competitions. It was truly a pleasure to discover all the talented writers out there. Look for the winning pieces in a few weeks!