Meet 2015 !Short Story Contest! Finalists



Survival is part of William Masters’ unpublished anthology, Portraiture: A San Francisco Story Cycle.


gb reading playGlenn A. Bruce, MFA, wrote the movie Kickboxer, for TV shows including Walker:Texas Ranger and Baywatch, and has won video awards for writing/directing. He has been published in Brilliant Flash Fiction, Shotgun Honey, RedFez, Beat Poets of the Forever Generation, Alfie Dog, LLR, Oval, Carolina Mountain Life, Loud Zoo, and Green Silk Journal. He has published five novels and two collections of short stories. His play “A Man’s World” will be produced by In/Visible Theatre.





imageAriel Fintushel lives in LA where she writes and works in the visual and sound mediums, experimenting with process and intention. Fintushel teaches writing at Oxnard College and AMDA. Her work was recently published in Welter, Lunar Poetry, and Shabby Doll House. Find more here:



OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASarena Ulibarri earned an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and attended the Clarion Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers’ Workshop at UCSD in 2014. Her fiction has appeared in Lightspeed, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Monkeybicycle, Birkensnake, and elsewhere. She is an Assistant Editor for World Weaver Press, and currently lives in New Mexico. Find more at







AR-301189995[1]Sheehan served in 31st Infantry, Korea 1951, graduated from Boston College, 1956. Books include Epic Cures; Brief Cases, Short Spans; Collection of Friends; From the Quickening; The Saugus Book; Ah, Devon Unbowed; This Rare Earth & Other FlightsIn the Garden of Long Shadows, The Nations and Where Skies Grow Wide, were recently published by Pocol Press. Sons of Guns, Inc., just released by Nazar Look Books in Romania (where he was awarded a Nazar Look Short Story Award for 2014.) eBooks include Korean Echoes (nominated for a Distinguished Military Award), The Westering, (National Book Award nomination);  Murder at the Forum, Death of a Lottery Foe, Death by Punishment, Copperfield Review, An Accountable Death, Vigilantes East. Work in Rosebud, KYSO Flash, The Linnet’s Wings, Literary Orphans, Provo Canyon Review, Nazar Look, Eastlit, Rope and Wire Magazine, The Literary Yard, Green Silk Journal, Western Online, The Path, Faith-Hope-Fiction, etc. He has 28 Pushcart Prize nominations.


Sara Kate Ellis

Sara Kate Ellis lives in Tokyo. She is a 2011 Lambda Emerging Writers Fellow and a martial artist in seat nabbing during crowded commutes. Her essays and stories have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle,, Bete Noire, Ideomancer, and most recently, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine. She also writes about comic books for Sequart.








T.C. Powell starves full-time and writes on the side.  He has been published by the Christian Science Monitor, New Myths, Big Pulp, and others, and his short stories “Natural Forces at Work” and “A Flip Through the Past” have won the Penn Cove Literary Arts Award for June 2015 and July 2015, respectively.  His woeful web presence can be found at .


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