Second Place: $100
Four Honorable Mentions: $25 each
Entry fee: $4
($3 for each additional entry)
Deadline: September 2, 2014
Maximum length: 1,000 words

All Six Finalists Will Be Published Online in the
October 2014 Issue of Gemini.

Any subject, style or genre:
experimental, mainstream, noir, fantasy, humor, erotica....
Simply send your best, most powerful, unpublished work.

Why such a low entry fee? So EVERYONE can have a chance.
Both new and experienced writers have won our contests.
(See results of our previous fiction contests below.)

TO ENTER BY EMAIL:

1. Click "Donate" and pay the $4 entry fee                      
($3 for each additional entry).                          

("Security code" is on back of credit card; if you didn't
receive confirmation number, transaction was not processed.)

2. Paste confirmation number and previously unpublished
story into body of email and send to:

contest@gemini-magazine.com

NO attachments. Do not include bio—just your story and
contact info. Enter as many stories as you like; $4 fee for  
first story, $3 for each additional story. Total the entry fees
into one payment:

2 stories = $7
3 stories = $10
4 stories = $13
7 stories = $22

TO ENTER BY SNAIL MAIL:

1. Mail previously unpublished entry with $4 check or money
order, payable to Gemini Magazine, to:

Gemini Magazine
Flash Fiction Contest
P.O. Box 1485
Onset, MA 02558 USA

(include $3 for each additional entry; put name and contact
info on separate page, not on story; include SASE for reply)

Postmark deadline: September 2, 2014
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RESULTS OF THE 2014
GeminiMAGAZINE
SHORT STORY CONTEST

Grand Prize:
"
Patron Saint of the Confederacy"
by John Kachuba ($1,000 prize)

Second Place:
"
The Ola Dress" by Sandra Worsham ($100 prize)

Honorable Mentions ($25 each):
"
Locked In" by Jeff Lyon
"
The Favor" by Jake Teeny
"
A Desert Prayer" by Sakina Fakhri
"
The Birdman" by David A. Pepper

Notable Stories:
"Gaza Journal" by Timothy Jay Smith
"The Spaceman" by Rebecca Mandelbaum
"Cold War Oddity" by Ray Adams
"Posslqs" by Paula Paige
"You Are Here" by Kate Kimball
"Dreams of August" by Andrew Stancek
"After Incus" by Emily Nemens
"Point of Entry" by Martha Clarkson
"Second Rate Love Is No Life" by Petra McQueen

To all entrants: Thank you for sharing your stories! We loved reading
them. They have enriched our souls. A special thanks to our incredible
staff of readers who helped us find the gems.

— David Bright, Editor
_________________________________________________
RESULTS OF THE 2013
GeminiMAGAZINE
FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Grand Prize:
"Home Be More Somethin'"
by Excell Hunter ($1,000 prize)

Second Place:
"Stretched"
by Michael Pearce ($100 prize)

Honorable Mentions ($25 each):
"On Becoming Mrs. Robinson" by Cynthia Bombach
"Why I Built the Despair Ray" by Scott Russell Duncan
"Sparkly Thing" by Chip Houser
"Reagan's Switch from Boxers to Briefs" by S. Brady Tucker

Notable Stories:
"Every Night Brushing Hair" by Jeanne Althouse
"Preparations" by Debra A. Daniel
"Lake Shawmee" by Anton Frost
"Fire Witch" by Amanda Mack
"First Shift" by Claire Hawkins
"MacPhee" by Adrienne DiFranco
"Bronx Silo" by Annie Lanzillotto
"Without" by John Leo
"Bass Weather" by Michael Smith
"Chandra's New Clothes" by Belinda Erere
"Rampage to Morbidity" by Don Fred

To all entrants: Thanks so much for participating in our Flash Fiction
Contest this year. It was truly an honor to read your work and your
stories brought us much enjoyment. Thanks also to our wonderful

readers
for their insight and unflagging enthusiasm. Watch for our
next Flash Fiction Contest in April or May.

— David Bright, Editor
_________________________________________________
RESULTS OF THE 2013
GeminiMAGAZINE
SHORT STORY CONTEST

Grand Prize:
"As Clear as Water"
by Daryl Murphy ($1,000 prize)

Second Place:
"Rosewood"
by Kate Selker ($100 prize)

Honorable Mentions ($25 each):
"In My Head" by Jody Callahan
"Blue Collar" by Aja Brooks
"Getting Your Goats: How to Navigate African Marriage Proposals"
by Laura Lee Huttenbach

Notable Stories:
"How I Found a Lover for My Wife" by Sophy Burnham
"Showboat" by Tia Clark
"Pieces of Light" by Rachel Shapiro
"The Color of Time" by Sharon Warner
"Army Brat" by Christina Gombar
"Favorites" by Cindy Rosmus
"In Her Sister's Shadow" by Hannah Onoguwe
"The Dirty Windows of Books" by Jasmon Drain
"The War at Home" by Linda Davis
"A Homily for Karl Ostenberg" by Fred McGavran
"The Boy Who Had a Peach Tree Growing Out of His Head"
by Hal Ackerman

I would like to thank each and every writer who participated in our
Short Story Contest. My summer was spent immersed in your stories,
and what a great summer it was! Thanks also to our fantastic staff of
readers! Without their help this could not have happened.

— David Bright, Editor
_________________________________________________
RESULTS OF THE 2012
GeminiMAGAZINE
FLASH FICTION CONTEST

And the Grand Prize winner is.....

"Always There"
by Andrew Stancek ($1,000 prize)

Second Place:
"Heal Me"
by Cindy Rosmus ($100 prize)

Third Place:
"The Strangers of Dubai"
by Victoria Kelly ($50 prize)

Honorable Mentions:
"Counting to One Hundred" by Li Miao Lovett
"Crates" by J.S. Kierland
"The Play's the Thing" by Todd Benware
"Late Note" by Chloë Boxer

Notable Stories:
"Beirut" by Francine J. Sanders
"Handicapable" by C.D. Johnson
"After Dinner" by Nancy Ludmerer
"Execute" by Anders Benson
"Jackyo" by James Gish Jr.
"A Photographic Memory" by Len Dawson
"Elephant" by Marilyn Fahey
"Murky Waters" by Jessica Wortsman
"Convertible" by Lauren Kauai Childs
"Build a Teepee, Come Inside" by Kip Hanson
"The Misfits" by Yenny van Andel

A sincere Thank You to all entrants. So many of your stories will
resonate with us for a long time to come. Judges of other fiction  
competitions should be so lucky. And thanks to our wonderful staff of
readers for your enthusiasm and dedication. An honor to work with
you! Look for the next Flash Fiction Contest in April 2013.

— David Bright, Editor
__________________________________________________
RESULTS OF THE 2012
GeminiMAGAZINE
SHORT STORY CONTEST

The Grand Prize winner is....

"Nothing, Everything"
by Denis Wong ($1,000 prize)

Second Place:
"I'll Miss the Earth"
by Patricia McNamara ($100 prize)

Honorable Mentions:
"The Hygienist" by Linda Davis
"Broken Glass" by Katy Motiey
"The Black Hills" by Barbara Mayor

Notable Stories:
"Postings from My Other Self" by William Luvaas
"Lucky" by Cindy Rosmus
"The Exterminator" by Julia Noël Goldman
"Talbot Does Laundry" by Myra Thompson
"The Language of Our Bodies" by Reuven Goldfarb
"My Uncle's Eyes" by Kathryn Brackett
"The Mongolian Merchant" by Mary E. Nelson
"The Beauty of Acid" by L.K. Clark
"The Fish" by Nadia Ibrashi
"The Price" by Mark Connelly
"Beyond Polite Conversation" by Dawn Lowe
"Peligro" by Willma Willis Gore

To all who entered: thanks for the honor of reading your work. Thanks
also to the interns and readers for their dedication. An electric time it
was! Our next Short Story Contest opens in December.

— David Bright, Editor
__________________________________________________
RESULTS OF THE 2011
GeminiMAGAZINE
FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Cheers to the Grand Prize winner!
"Drinks on the Doctor"
by Xavier McCaffrey ($1,000 prize)

Second Place:
"Death in Nairobi"
by Agatha Verdadero ($100 prize)

Honorable Mentions:
"A Sip of Blackberry" by Todd Benware
"Suspicious Package" by Laura Loomis
"The Tip" by Corey Ginsberg
"The Bridesmaid" by Heather Sappenfield
"A Knife or a Blade?" by Geoffrey Uhl

Notable Stories:
"What Happens Now" by Liz Ference
"Damn Lucky Sometimes" by Sultana Banulescu
"Morning in San Pedro" by Dee Hubbard
"I Want to Show You the World" by Evelyn Krieger
"A Sibling's Rival" by Denise Heinze
"Seven Years Old" by Shruti Choudhary
"Stolen" by Michelle Pretorius
"An Interview with J.D. Salinger" by Edward Lee
"The Bathroom of My Ex-Lover's Wife" by Kathleen Spivak
"Bus Fight in Surrey" by Sam Wiebe
"Self Portrait in Red Chalk" by Danielle LeDuc
"Trees That Bear Fruit" by Pete Clark

So many captivating stories! Thanks to everyone who entered, to the
fiction readers and interns, and to those who offered moral support.
The next Flash Fiction Contest will open in April or May.

— David Bright, Editor
__________________________________________________
RESULTS OF THE 2011
Gemini Magazine
SHORT STORY CONTEST

We received over 1,000 entries to the Short Story Contest this year.
Many exceptional stories of all types, and plenty of reading enjoyment.

The Grand Prize winner is
“My Beautiful, Brash, Beastly Belfast”
by Seamus Scanlon ($1,000 prize)

Second Place:
“Little Chang”
by Paul Hellweg ($100 prize)

Honorable Mentions:
“Eyes Wide Open” by Colleen Quinn
“Cecilio Breaks the Law” by Mary E. Nelson
“The Stone Carver” by Ann Marie Samson

Notable Stories:
“Soul Exchange” by Ashok Hegde
“Plegia” by Adam Phillips
“Virtuoso” by Sandy Kovack
“Respect the Weed” by George Harrar
“Mud Season” by Mara Buck
“Red Eye Express” by Michael Pearce
“The Fourth Monkey” by Kathryn Shaver
“Literacy” by Kathleen Spivack
“Roadside” by David Mohan
“967 Steps” by Austin Kentebe
“Harry’s Way East” by Kit Redeker
“Kismet” by E.B. Hantzis
“Rose Colored Glasses” by Kate Mariana Brown
“Little Games” by David Depner

In addition there were many more memorable stories not listed here.
A heartfelt THANK YOU to all who participated and to our hardworking interns
and fiction readers for their help on this contest. Read about them
here.
Look for our next Short Story Contest in late December.

— David Bright, Editor
__________________________________________________
RESULTS OF THE 2010
Gemini Magazine
FLASH FICTION CONTEST

1ST PLACE ($1,000 Prize):

S.J. Cahill  
"Lines of Force"

2ND PLACE ($100 Prize):

Micah Herzog Stack  
"The Synchronous City"

HONORABLE MENTION:

Elizabeth Barton  
"Three Minutes"

Maija Rhee Devine  "The Translator"

Kelley Gregg  "Flowers"

Gloria Nixon-John  "Ironing"

Here's why it took so long to publish the results: around 800 entries,
about twice as many as last year's Flash Fiction Contest. We were
literally shocked at the quality of so many of the entries. Everyone gets
a chance at Gemini: this marks the
first fiction publication for three of
the six finalists, including first and second place.

Noteworthy stories included "Caretaking," by Amina Gautier; "Reading
a Book, Watching Other People Cry," by Corey Eastwood;
"Independence Day," by Janice Croom; "One Side of the Vase," by
Bonnie West, and "The Essentials," by Catherine Oliver. There were
many others. I'm exhausted but definitely enriched! A heartfelt thank
you to all who participated. And thanks to Philip Bernhardt and Nancy
Atkinson for reading, judging, discussing and then reading some more.

— David Bright, Editor

P.S. Look for the 2011 Short Story Contest around late December.
__________________________________________________
RESULTS OF THE 2010
Gemini Magazine
SHORT STORY CONTEST

1ST PLACE ($1,000 Prize):

Hallie Rundle,
"Asphalt Sky"

2ND PLACE ($100 Prize):

Evelyn Krieger,
"Twenty-Ten"

HONORABLE MENTION:

Paul Barton,
"Walking Down the Road"

Denise Heinze, "Trick"

David Darracott, "Claire's Rabbits"

We received so many good stories we could easily have chosen
another stellar set of five. Thanks to all who participated!
__________________________________________________
And the Winner of
THE FIRST ANNUAL (2009)
Gemini Magazine
FLASH FICTION
CONTEST....

Beverly Akerman ($100) for "PIE"

Honorable Mention:

V.R. Shankar, "THE PERCUSSIONIST"

Audrey Webb, "STALL"

Kate Maruyama, "the weight of things"

Melindy Wynn-Bourne, "LEFT"

Jessica Wortsman, "SNIP, SNIP"

Hearty congratulations to the above
finalists!

We received nearly 400 entries. Loads of
good ones but couldn't print em all. A
sincere THANK YOU to all who participated.
Thanks also to Phil Bernhardt for invaluable
assistance with judging, Nancy Atkinson for
reading ("the weight of things" gave her
goose bumps) and Debbie Sirois for
technical support.

Five of the six finalists are women. Four of
the finalists are from outside the U.S. Three
are from Canada and two have never before
been published. That's the spirit of Gemini
Magazine
no boundaries, no rules,
everyone gets a chance.

While running this contest was a lot of
work, it was also tremendously exciting.
Let's do it again next year!

— David Bright, Editor
GeminiMAGAZINE
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THE SIXTH ANNUAL
GeminiMAGAZINE
FLASH FICTION CONTEST
GRAND PRIZE: $1,000