2019 Flash Fiction Contest Winners

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Congratulations to the Redwood Writers
2019 Flash Fiction Contest Winners!

Linda Stamps

FIRST PLACE

Linda Stamps

"Goose Bumps"

Linda Stamps established careers in law, journalism, and higher education. Her published works include poetry and non-fiction. Currently, she is in the process of completing her first novel. She enjoys writing flash fiction because the brevity required provides a platform for sharpening her skills as a writer.

Cristina Goulart

SECOND PLACE

Christina Goulart

"At the Cliff's Edge"

Joan Pprebilich

THIRD PLACE

Joan Prebilich

"Go Figure"

Cristina Goulart writes contemporary fiction, historical fiction, and poetry. Her prose and poetry have appeared in several Redwood Writers anthologies and in the California Writers Club literary magazine. Two of her short stories have been featured in Lucky Penny Productions theater events in Napa, California.

Joan Prebilich has been writing fiction since she retired from teaching foreign languages in 2010. Having lived in Europe and Japan has inspired a lifelong interest in other languages and cultures that is reflected in the many themes of her writing.

JUDGES

SKYE BLAINE

Skye Blaine

Skye Blaine writes memoir, fiction, and poetry, developing themes of aging, coming of age, disability, and awakening. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University. Her novel, Unleashed, was released in 2017. She’s writing a sequel titled Must Like Dogs. Bound to Love: a memoir of grit and gratitude, published in 2015, has won three prizes, including two firsts. Skye teaches creative writing to older adults as Santa Rosa Junior College Adjunct Faculty.

STEFANIE FREELE

Stefanie Freele

Stefanie Freele's published and forthcoming work can be found in Five Points, Witness, Glimmer Train, Mid-American Review, Wigleaf, Western Humanities Review, Sou'wester, Chattahoochee Review, The Florida Review, Quarterly West, and American Literary Review. Stefanie is the author of two short story collections, Feeding Strays, with Lost Horse Press, and Surrounded by Water, with Press 53.

CARLY PERKINS

Carly Perkins

Carly Perkins is a published poet and Japanese micropoetry enthusiast. She manages sponsor logistics and creative projects for O’Reilly Media’s AI and Data conferences worldwide, and reviews Bay Area concerts and record releases in her spare time. While studying at Sonoma State University from 2013 – 2015, she held the title of Senior Editor of the Small Press Publishing class: Zaum Press, in addition to editor of Volt magazine.

CHAIR

LAURA McHALE HOLLAND

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Laura McHale Holland captures stories in diverse forms with an eye for illuminating truths that are often hidden. Having published four award-winning books, she’s now at work on a magical realism novel featuring a cast of quirky, sometimes contentious characters in the fictional river town of Kiminee, Illinois. She is also crafting a new flash fiction collection for members of her readers group. Find out more at LauraMcHaleHolland.com.

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