With the release of our first performance poetry award there was a chance the latest prose competition would get overshadowed. Instead, we got one of our strongest short lists to date. A big thank you needs to go out to everyone who participated. To think a little over a year ago we were getting a handful of submissions to each award. Now, we have strong short lists, incredible stories by incredible writers, and a small but thriving community.

Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. It’s well deserved. He sealed the win by a single point, but that shouldn’t take anything away from what a great story it is.

Congratulations to Jason Fink!


Jason’s subversive take on the act of tattooing displays his usual panache for witty dialogue and unlikely characters. Well done Jason.

We’ve got more awards up already. So check out the awards page and get writing.