We are thrilled to announce the winners for the 2018 Big Sky, Small Prose Flash Contest, judged by Andrew Martin. Thank you to everyone who submitted. The winning stories will be published in CutBank 90, due out soon. The 2019 Big Sky, Small Prose Flash Contest is currently open for submissions.
"The Lizard That Lived Forever" by Sara Ryan
Judge Andrew Martin writes, “The language is striking, and there's a visceral rawness to it that got to me. I thought the voice was original and intense, and I liked how hardcore it was. It felt urgent."
Sara Ryan is the author of the chapbooks Never Leave the Foot of an Animal Unskinned (Porkbelly Press) and Excellent Evidence of Human Activity (The Cupboard Pamphlet). Winner of the 2018 Grist Pro Forma Contest, her work has been published in Pleiades, DIAGRAM, Booth, and others. She is currently pursuing her PhD at Texas Tech University.
“Rapture” by Eliza Smith
"Concussion" by Ruth Joffre
Andrew Martin is the author of the novel Early Work, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). His stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Zyzzyva, and Tin House’s Flash Fridays series. His nonfiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Washington Post.
Congratulations to the winners, and many thanks to Andrew Martin! Look for these stories in print in our forthcoming issue of CutBank 90.
The 2019 Big Sky, Small Prose Flash contest is currently accepting submissions and will be judged by acclaimed author Melinda Moustakis. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2019. Click here for details on how to submit your work.