Posted on December 20, 2012 by Carol Deminski
I would like to extend my kind thanks to Blink-Ink editor Doug Mathewson for nominating my pair of 50 word flash pieces: Mother, A True Story; Father, a Lie for the 2013 Micro-Awards.
I share the honor with author and fellow nominee Sharon Coleman for her piece Foreign.
Both of our works appeared in Blink-Ink’s (printed) Issue 12 this year.
The Micro-Award, http://www.microaward.org/, is a literary prize given for a flash fiction piece under 1000 words. The award was created in 2008. Winners are scheduled to be announced on March 17, 2013.
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Posted on November 30, 2011 by Carol Deminski
I’m extremely pleased to announce that Doug Mathewson, Blink Ink editor has accepted a pair of micro-fiction pieces (Blink Ink publishes 50 word stories…) for the Spring 2012 issue.
Quick story on how my submission came about:
For the Right Hand Pointing “Cities” issue Dale Wisely (Right Hand Pointing editor) asked the writers to proof-read the issue prior to publication. It turns out Blink Ink editor Doug Mathewson and I both have pieces appearing in that issue coming any moment now in December. I hadn’t visited the Blink Ink site before, but Doug’s story in RHP made me curious.
I checked out the Blink Ink site and I was intrigued by the challenge of a 50 word story that was self-contained. I’ve learned that micro-fiction can be extremely challenging to write, but I enjoy it. My inspiration for the pair of pieces was familial in nature and highly personal, which resonated with Doug and for that I am grateful.
But you’ll have to wait until Spring 2012 to find out what I wrote! Of course I’ll publish a link to the stories here, along with a permanent link on the Published Stories page.
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