Poetry Contest Update | 2009 Flash Fiction Update
to the winner of the 2009 MMM Flash Fiction Contest, Francisco
Francisco Q. Delgado is currently working toward his M.A. in English
at Brooklyn College. In 2005, he graduated with a degree in Creative
Writing from SUNY New Paltz, where he also won the Vincent Tomaselli
Short Story Award. His fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in
Plain Spoke, Skive, Ghoti Magazine, Boston Literary Magazine, and
Thanks to everyone who entered the flash fiction contest.
runner up was "Back Seat" by Karin Lin-Greenberg.
winner and runner up will appear in Vol. X.
Other finalists that may appear in MMM Online are:
"Shine On You Crazy" by Natalie Serber
The other finalists were:
"Aftermath Fragment" by Kayt Hoch
"FishBird" by Allyn Harker
"Regarding Fairies" by Hannah Grindrod
"Easy Road" by Robin Tiffney
to the winner of the 2009 MMM Poetry Contest, Margaret Walther!
Margaret Walther is a retired librarian from the Denver metro area
and a past president of Columbine Poets, an organization to promote
poetry in Colorado. She has taught workshops and has been a guest
editor for Buffalo Bones. She has published in many journals, including
Connecticut Review, anderbo.com, A cappella Zoo, Fugue and Quarterly
West and has poems forthcoming in Nimrod and Naugatuck
River Review, where one of her poems has been chosen as a semifinalist in the Narrative
final poetry judge, Patricia Smith! (All of the entries
were read anonymously.)
finalist titles in alphabetical order are:
by the Sea
Child: Mystic Connecticut
Daughters and Mothers
van Uilenburgh, the Wife of the Artist. c. 1613
semifinalist titles in alphabetical order are:
to Hugo from Somewhere, Anywhere
Spinning a Prayer Wheel
Art of Dying Well
2009 Poetry & Flash Fiction Contests:
Deadline: Postmark deadline—June 20, 2009.
Winners announced by October, 2009.
to all poets and writers whose work is in English.
* Entries may not be previously or simultaneously published.
* All MMM staff members and family of staff members are ineligible.
* $250 cash prize for the best poem & $250 cash prize
for the best flash
* Publication in the 2009-2010 MMM print annual.
* Finalists in each genre will also be considered for publication.
* Do not put your name on your work(s). All entries will be read anonymously.
in your cover letter: (i) your name, (ii) e-mail address and phone
number(s), (iii) mailing address, & (iv) the title(s) and genre of
* If you enter in both categories, please send them in separate envelopes.
* Mark “poetry contest” or “fiction contest” on
* Mss. cannot be returned; do not send your only copies.
an SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) to receive the announcement
of the winners.
* NEW REQUIREMENT: paper entries must be sent in duplicate.
$15 for as many as 5 poems per entry (total submission cannot exceed
$15 for as many as 2 flash fictions (or short-short story under 1,000
words, typed double-spaced).
Entrants get a free subscription!
Make checks payable to: Many Mountains Moving.
Final Poetry Judge: Patricia Smith
Flash Fiction Judge: Thaddeus Rutkowski
Many Mountains Moving
(Poetry or Flash Fiction) Contest
1705 Lombard St.
Phila. PA 19146
Or via e-mail, send an attachment (RTF, Word, WordPerfect or PDF)
to firstname.lastname@example.org without any identification in the ms. itself.
Then send a paper cover letter along with a check for $15 exactly
as you would with a regular paper submission. (See above). Ms. will
be acknowledged as received as soon as the check arrives.