Results from the Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize

2017 Prize

WINNER:

“The Laundry Room Comes First” by Charmaine Wilkerson

 

FINALISTS:

“Poison Apple, Gently Used” by Sydney Crago

“Umbilical” by Shea Stripling

“Roost” by Shelley Hucks

“Butter” by Joe Watson

“The Gathering Before the Storm” by Mary Fifield

 

2016 Prize

 

WINNER:

“The Night Packet” by Joan Johnson

 

FINALISTS:

“Guilt and Matter” by Daniel Sutter

“When the Boys Went” by Heidi Espenscheid Nibbelink

“Others” by Caleb Murray

“The Blue Maverick Crew” by John Meyers

“Gilson’s Ex” by Douglas Campbell

“Gail” by Bobby MacPherson

 

2015 Prize

WINNER:

The Second Most Important Explosion of 1986 by Matthew K. Thibeault

 

FINALISTS:

A Guide to Dating Mexican Guys by Esmeralda “Trudy” Valenzuela, Age 17 by Gregg Howard

Dead Man Dressing by Robert Grindy

Branding Day by Nicola Cassidy

Architecture by Harry Bauld

Dig a Sheet-Rag a Hole by Sam Nelson

The Last Story I Cared About by Joseph Johnson

 

2014 Prize

WINNER:
“Snowbirds” by Michael Caleb Tasker
(“Snowbirds” will appear on the site in the upcoming weeks, and Michael will receive $200.)

FINALISTS
“Tat” by Erik Lewis
“Death Calls a Truce” by Gary Thomson
“The Funny Thing About a Cambodian Prison” by Todd Covalcine
(All three stories will appear on the site in the upcoming weeks.)