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A big congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Flash Fiction Contest!

The theme this year was "Propaganda" and our judges were impressed by how student writers were able to draw out the relevancy of this important topic in such short and powerful pieces of fiction.

Three stories rose to the top:

1st Place : Megan Ellis's Untitled (To Whom it May Concern)

2nd  Place: Adam Gnuse's “In the End Times”

3rd Place: C.J. Pendergast's  “Yoke & Literature vs. North Carolina”


The judges also selected14 stories to be included alongside the winners in the annual Flash Fiction Anthology which is published by students in the UNCW Publishing Laboratory in the Department of Creative Writing and illustrated by graphic design students in the Department of Art & Art History:

(alphabetical by author's last name)

  • Kate Barber's “Taking My Turn on the Sin Wagon”
  • Morgan Davis's “1936”
  • Ross Wells Gormley's “How Humans Should Love”
  • Mason Hamberlin's “Florida Man”
  • Tanner Heath's “Crunch Time”
  • Lauren Krouse's “The Greatest”
  • Kate A. McMullen's “Tutorial”
  • Patricia Patterson's “A Pillar of Stone”
  • Devon Peterson's "See Something/Say Something"
  • Ashleigh Bryant Phillips's Untitled
  • Anastasia Pratt's “The Red Whale”
  • Natalie Bell Starr's “A Mind Lie Mine”
  • Nicholas Story's “Elise and the King”
  • Mary Wheelehan's “The Last Generation”

A celebration of this year's winners, contributors, publishers, and artists will he held on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017. Click here for details.