Announcing the Winners of the 2016 FLASH SUITE Contest


A joyous Martin Luther King Day to one and all.


We’ve reached the end of another wonderful contest at — with some of the strongest writing of all the six contests we’ve sponsored.

Our SlimStats show

2,318 page views from

377 unique IP addresses.

!That’s a lot of traffic!


And now, the winners…

We begin with the Fan Vote:

with 62.2% of the Grand Prize votes: In the Realms of Light and Darkness

and with 40.4% of the Runner-up votes: In the Realms of Light and Darkness

and with 29.7% of the Runner-up votes: three bodies

(we allow fans to vote for two Runner-ups for exactly this reason, the fan vote Grand Prize winner often wins the Runner-up fan vote, as well)


And, drum-roll please…

by four-Judge panel plus fan voting,

the 2016 FLASH SUITE Contest

Runner-up is,

Before the Shooting: five portraits

by Paul Lewellan

and the 2016 FLASH SUITE Contest

Grand Prize winner is,

In the Realms of Light and Darkness: eight letters from war

by Evan Guilford-Blake


We are almost, if not equally pleased to have nominated three of our FLASH SUITE pieces for the

Best Small Fictions Compilation from Queens Ferry Press.

The compilation reviews pieces under 1,000 words, published in 2015, so even further congratulations to

Before the Shooting: five portraits: #1 Bob Bader by Paul Lewellan

The Belvedere: Iquitos by Geoffrey Miller


In the Realms of Light and Darkness: Eight Letters from War: 2. YASMINA by Evan Guilford-Blake

–Authors, look for results from those nominations in the Spring.


Congratulations to all our finalists, and

be sure to keep surfing through for our weekly posts, including

Complex Fairy Tales

such as

Brucie the Tiniest Shark



view How the Judges Voted

read all our finalists’ FLASH SUITES

meet the finalists

Winter Posting Schedule home


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