Fall / Winter 2023: The Contest Issue

Featuring Winners and Finalists for the 2023 Julia Peterkin Literary Awards for Flash Fiction and Poetry

Flash Fiction Winner

As to Your Comment that It Could Have Been Worse by Caridad Moro-Gronlier

Flash Fiction Finalists

Incident at Shady Acres by Luanne Castle

Devil Child by Sahil Mehta

Alley Brats by Kristian O’Hare

Poetry Winner

A Black Poet Looks Back at his Boyhood by Oak Morse

Poetry Finalists

The Baby Cure by Emma Bolden

Restoration by J. A. Lagana

Cleveland School Fire by Ann-Chaldwell Humphries

Peonies in Winter by Lisa Higgs