Just when I'd decided I stopped writing short stories because I wasn't any good at the form, I received a nifty little certificate in the mail today for something I had totally forgotten about:
The Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition is created by the master's granddaughter.
Honorable mention may not come with a prize, but check out where I fall in the honorable mentions. That's pretty exciting! They received 905 submission. I feel pretty damn honored all right!
Bruce Overby of Los Altos, California, for "Bookmarks"
G.L. Osborne of Caulfield South, Victoria, Australia, for "We Were at the Edge of a Gorge"
Cecily Anders of Houston, Texas, for "Thump"
Jordan E. Rosenfeld of Morgan Hill, California, for "Shut-ins"
Mike Jones of Webster, Texas, for "Who We Left in Amarillo"
Marjorie E. Brody of Schertz, Texas, for "In the Underside"
Tracey Lion-Cachet of New York, New York, for "Noticed"
Caroline Roberts of Knoxville, Tennessee, for "The Dream Carriers"
Melissa Jackson Brister of Panama City, Florida, for "Sandcastles"
Oji Godwin of London, the United Kingdom, for "Guilt"
Eugene Hwang of Norwood, New Jersey, for "Counterclockwise"
Nancy McKinley of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, for "Goat Meat"
G.L. Osborne of Caulfield South, Victoria, Australia, for "The Feeder"
Amina Gautier of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for "A Cup of My Time"
Joseph J. Franco of Staten Island, New York, for "Betty's Dead"
Stephen A. Baker of Pleasant Hill, California, for "First Love"
Todd Powell of Duvall, Washington, for "Burn Pile"
Kelley Walker Perry of Fairland, Indiana, for "Lake Effect"