2020 Awards Nominations

Award Nominations 2020

We are very proud and excited to announce the following well deserved nominations.

These nominations are from Blink-Ink and our sister press,
The Mambo Academy of Kitty Wang.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a story to us this year,
we only wish there was room for every single one.
Doug & Sally

Pushcart Prize – Blink Ink

Shoshauna Shy – The Anorexic’s Mother
April Bradley – Miniature Kitchen
Tom O’Brien – Shooting Star
Lindsay Erdman – Nine Days
Jo Goren – Valley of the Moon
Sofia K. Dupi – Memento Mori

Pushcart Prize – Kitty Wang

Claire Polders – Stella Is
Jesse Coley – Yo’ Mama
Nancy Stohlman – Barbie Motel
Meg Tuite – Marriage Doesn’t Turn A Corner
Sally Reno – An Earnest Woman
Doug Mathewson – Loading Out

Beat Small Fictions Award – Blink Ink

Sreemanti Sengupta – Something’s Gotta Give
Beth Bilderback – Drive to Milledgeville GA
Matt McGee – Short Order
Kathryn Leonard-Peck – The Bacon Tax
Daryl Scroggins – Back From the River

Best Small Fictions Awards – Kitty Wang

Clair Polders – Stella Is
Jesse Coley – Yo’ Mama
Nancy Stohlman – Barbie Motel
Sally Reno – An Earnest Woman
Doug Mathewson – Loading Out

Best Micro Fictions Awards – Blink Ink

Shoshauna Shy – The Anorexic’s Mother
April Bradley – Miniature Kitchen
Tom O’Brien – Shooting Star
Lindsay Erdman – Nine Days
Jo Goren – Valley of the Moon
Sofia K. Dupi – Memento Mori

Best Micro Fictions Award – Kitty Wang

Claire Polders – Stella Is
Yo’ Mama – Jesse Coley
Nancy Stohlman – Barbie Motel
Meg Tuite – Marriage Doesn’t Turn a Corner
Sally Reno – An Earnest Woman
Doug Mathewson – Loading Out

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Mercy Issue live

Our issue, “Mercy” has hit the mails. This is our 42nd issue since 2009 and we are very proud of it. The covers are provided by returning artist Clifford Thompson. The contribution authors are all strong writers. Names you know and names you may not, but all good. With this issue come another publication. It is “Jane Doe” from our sister press The Mambo Academy of Kitty Wang. We are very pleased to welcome Maiya Winter as our cover artist. A December Zoom reading for Jane Doe is planned, so please keep an eye out for that. Subscriptions are available, just in time for the holidays, Shortly we will reopen submissions with an all new theme, so please watch for that as well. Thanks Doug & Sally

Blink-Ink Receives Fantastic Review and more

We are ecstatic after reading a very recent review of issue #30, the “Diner” issue of Blink-Ink.

Kat Haas at NewPages was kind enough to say some nice things about Blink-Ink and the issue in general, but more importantly she wrote her take (and praise) of individual writers and their work. That’s a really classy thing to do. We wish to thank Katy, Nicole, and everyone else at NewPages for this great review, and more importantly for what they do every day to promote our  indie press / small press community. Here is a link to the interview

   https://www.newpages.com/literary-magazine-reviews/blink-ink-2017

The Review Review Reviews Blink-Ink

Recently The note worthy writers blog The Review Review did just that and did a review of Blink-Ink. It is most interesting to read how they perceive us, what the liked and what they didn’t. Special thanks to Joanne Spencer who wrote the article, and thanks to all staff members at The Review Review for their continued work to improve and enlighten in our world of independent press publication.  Well worth reading the article about Blink-Ink, and we recommend  you sign up for their free weekly newsletters.

 http://www.thereviewreview.net/reviews/new-magazine-50-word-fiction-features-memorable-life

 

Blink-Ink on WNPR

Today on Nation public radio there was a very good piece on flash fiction, and       Blink-Ink got a solid mention! Blink alums Paul Beckman, and Tom Hazuka were on the show as well as writers Meg Pokrass, Ben White (twitter fiction), and Rachael Fershleiser (6 word fiction). The show is archived online so you can hear the whole thing at npr.org, and find the Colin McEnroe show for 05.19.16. Thanks to everybody, and especially thanks to Tom and Paul.