Pushcart Award Nominations

We have submitted the following nominations for the 2022 Pushcart Awards. We only wish we could submit more as we had so many fantastic writers share their work with us this past year.

Blink-Ink Nominations

Gay Degani – “That Kind of Trouble”

E.E. Rhodes – “Extinction Level Events For Creationists”

Adina Davis – “The Hike”

K.W. Peery – “Otis Blue”

Renuka Raghavan – “Dopplegånger”

Emma Phillips – “Counting Magpies”

The Mambo Academy of Kitty Wang Nominations

Sara Jordan-Heintz – “Sardines

Luciana Francis – “Before the School Run”

 

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Best Small Fictions & Best Microfiction Awards 2021

Awards season is upon us here at Blink-Ink and we wish to annonce our nominations for The Best Small Fictions, and the Best Microfiction Awards.

First from  Blink-Ink we have:

The Best Small Fictions 

Renuka Raghavan – “Dopplegånger

Adina Davis  – “The Hike”

Judy Darley – “The Only Language He Knows Now Is Touch”

Robin Stratton – “So That’s What I’m Doing”

Daryl Scroggins = “Marfa Heat”

The Best Microfiction

Gay Degani – “That Kind of Trouble”

Kevin Peery – “Otis Blue”

Adina Davis – “The Hike”

Emma Phillips – “I’m Not Your Cactus”

Robin Stratton – “So That’s What I’m Doing”

Daryl Scroggins – “Mrs. Grace and Mrs. Shoats Cut Peaches to Freeze”

 The Mambo Academy of Kitty Wang nominated the following for both of the above named awards

Sara Jordan-Heintz – “Sardines”

Daniel Clark – “Lost in the Stars”

Luciana Francis – “Before theSchool Run”

 

Thank you, and Congratulations to you all. Thank you also to everyone who submitted work to us this year, we only wish there were more awards.

 

 

 

October 2021 Updates

Submissions for our “Moonlight” issue are closed as of 10/15/21.

Blink-Ink has exciting plans for 2022. We have the themes all set for the next two

issues, B47 in the spring of ’22, and B48 in the summer of ’22. Kitty Wang has her

own plans and will be busy for spring. January 1st, 2022 we are increasing our

subscription rates. The new prices are only a little higher, but the funds are needed

as expenses keep going up. Both our printer and postage are up for example.

Please consider subscribing, or getting someone a gift subscription. The old rate

applies till January 1st.

This year, as in pervious years, we will be nominating for The Pushcart Prize,

the Best Micro Fiction Awards, and the Best Small Fictions Award.

More information soon.

Of Special Note:

Frequent contributor, and long time friend Shoshauna Shy has something good going on here and we wanted to share it.

Poetry Jumps Off the Shelf announces a new Woodrow Hall Top Shelf Awards contest

for Flash Fiction Books published in 2021

Flash Fiction is stories of less than 1000 words, and books can consist of stories of any length, as long as they individually do not exceed 1000 words. Must be in English.  Poetry can be part of the mix, but not more than half of the collection. (Anthologies by publishing houses not eligible.)

Three winners will receive $250.00 each

There will (potentially) be two Honorable Mentions

No fee to submit

Send books with author’s ground mail and email addresses to:

Shoshauna Shy

Woodrow Hall Editions

PO Box 5343

Madison, WI  53705

Postmarked deadline for submissions:

February 1st, 2022

Winners will be notified Spring 2022

Books not selected for this award will be placed for circulation in Little Free Libraries

Questions? Contact poetryjumpsoff@gmail.com

New issue and more

       Our new issue, “Dollar Store” has mailed out. The stories in this issue are very exciting, and not at all what you would expect from the theme. Accompanying “Dollar Store” is a very nice little eight page insert piece from our sister press Kitty Wang. The art work is great in both publications, and the writing is extraordinary. 

We will have guidelines for our next issue posted soon. Thank you’ll for your support