This week’s award asked authors to use Marius De Zayas’ portrait of photographer Alfred Stieglitz as the inspiration for a story in the genre of Magical Realism.

Seven’s a lucky number, a magical number even. That’s how many stories we have on this week’s short list, so head over and check out the full short list here

Also, a big NITH welcome to first timer Sandra Mendes!



A Turn Of The Shoulder by Sandra Mendes

Beejap And The Porcupine by Nat Happe

The Leather Man by Rowan Chestnut

Freddie Glitter by Mel Watts

Music For The Soul by Debb Bouch

The Actuary’s Guide To Breadcrumb Trails And Other Assorted Followings by 2313

Portrait Of A Father by Clarissa NG