Announcing the 2021 FLASH SUITE Contest Finalists


Congratulations to our 2021 FLASH SUITE Finalists.
Go straight to the contest, here, to see their accepted works,
the 2021 publishing schedule, meet the Judges, and more…


Sasha A. Palmer is a Russian-born award-winning writer and translator, who currently lives in Maryland. Sasha’s poetry, translations, flash fiction and essays have appeared in Writer’s Digest, Slovo/Word, Indies Unlimited and elsewhere. Sasha has a thing for the word “amateur” and tries to follow the motto she has created: Live for the Love of it.

Visit Sasha at www.sashaapalmer.com

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John Kaufmann is a former big-firm lawyer, current mobile home park owner who lives in southern New York State.  His writing has been published, or is forthcoming, in AnalectaThe High Plains Register, The Journal of the Taxation of Financial ProductsThe Journal of Taxation of InvestmentsLitroOff Assignment, Tax Notes, and Whatever Keeps the Lights On.  For fun, he grows things and eats them.

Kaufmann blogs at https://dirtlease.com.

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Jeaninne Escallier Kato, a veteran K-12 California public school educator and teacher coach, finds her muse in Mexico. She championed education reform for Latino populations during her long teaching career. Jeaninne is the author of the notable children’s book Manuel’s Murals, dedicated to her fourth grade students who inspired her appreciation for the Mexican culture. Jeaninne’s non-fiction stories are featured in two Chicken Soup for the Soul series and in several online literary publications. Her story “A Desert Rose” won first place for the fall 2017 WOW-Women on Writing fiction contest. Jeaninne lives in Northern California with her husband, Glenn, two rescue dogs, Brindey and Bobby, and one rescue cat, Mr. Big.  

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Allison Floyd is a Schadenfloydian analyst living in her own private Idaho. Her work has appeared in Bitch Magazine, On Spec, and on the Submittable blog, among others. She once reimagined Rock of Love in an almost-published novella entitled Bluebeard’s Bel-Air Bachelor Pad and is currently hatching schemes for living near the Oregon coast, ideally in a geodesic dome.

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Nickolas Urpí is the author of the literary war fantasy novel The Legend of Borach and has been published in Tell-Tale PressPage and Spine,The Copperfield Review,HCE Review literary journal, Ripples in Space magazine, amongst others. A Hispanic author, his writings fuse his studies of ancient history, literature, and philosophy with his crafted prose to immerse the reader in the world of his fiction through vivid settings and characters. An alumnus of the University of Virginia, he resides in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Onyeike Vania Chidinma is a 300 level medical student of Gregory university uturu, Abia state, Nigeria. She is also a very talented creative writer, who has written so many poems and small stories. Chidinma loves African literature, she recently started a book club strictly for African literature to enable young readers come together and discuss books about African culture and heritage. She is a brilliant medical student, with natural skills in the field of arts.

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Tom Ray devotes his time to writing adult fiction.  His stories have been published in numerous journals and in the print anthology Unbroken Circle:  Stories of Cultural Diversity in the South.  He is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, and a graduate of the University of Tennessee.  After two years of active duty in the U. S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam, he entered U. S. government service as a civilian.  He retired after working thirty-five years in the Washington, D.C., area, and currently lives in Knoxville.

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Long Tang is a retired Research Analyst. He is fluent in 3 dialects of Chinese and Spanish. He authored 3 books and numerous articles on the history and culture of China.







Go straight to the contest to see the accepted works,
the publishing schedule, meet the Judges, and more…

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