Thanks must go to the judges, Kaaron Warren, Stephen Dedman and Lee Battersby, who I know will have worked very hard on assessing all the stories, and Jason Crowe of the AHWA who worked hard in the background. Also congratulations to Nicholas Stella who won the Flash Fiction category, and to everyone who got an honourable mention.
"Winds of Nzambi" is now going to be published in a future issue of Midnight Echo, probably issue 7. It is going to be awkward if it appears in issue 6, as David and I (along with Jason Fischer) are editing that issue.
Anyway, here is the press release:
The AHWA is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 Flash and Short Story Competition.
Flash Fiction Category
- Duncan Checks Out by Nicholas Stella
- "Homonculus", by David Rasborsek
- "Jaxon's Gift", by Natalie J E Potts
Short Fiction Category
- "Winds of Nzambi" by David Conyers and David Kernot
- Love Story, by Cassie Britland
- Slither and Squeeze, by Tracie McBride