Issue 35, Final Fringe

Flash Fiction Contest Results

by Fringe Magazine 12.31.2012

Today we are pleased to publish Nalini Abhiraman’s “Feeds,” winner of our inaugural flash fiction contest. About “Feeds,” guest judge Steve Almond says, “Lyric and evocative. A micro examination of how our mind and hearts — our very sense of life — is being shaped by technology. The piece finds the despair lurking just beneath our technological thrall. The prose is poetic in its precision.”

Nalini wins $350. Runner-up G.C. Cunningham wins $100 for his story “My First Marine Corp Essay,” and third place finisher Jeff Bakkensen earns $50 for “Three Speeches.”

A big fat thank you to all who entered; we were honored to read so many fine stories. And thanks to Steve Almond for guest judging. Make it your 2013 resolution to read his books. Seriously.

In the comments section below, let us know what you think of “Feeds.”

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Fringe: it’s the noun that verbs your world, and the magazine you’re reading. We publish work that is political or experimental in form or content and define both “political” and “experimental” broadly. “Political” can mean work that incorporates or comments on current events or it can mean literature and art that further personal dignity and advocate human rights. We regard “experimental” work as work that breaks with the canon, takes formal risks, or explores a strange or impossible point of view.

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