I'm thrilled that my story "When Susan Died the First Time" was chosen as a finalist in Indiana Review's 1/2 K Prize competition. Writers use that word "thrilled" a lot. I don't use it lightly. Indiana Review is one of the top 50 places to be published in the US, and it's cool.
Indiana Review is doubly cool since they also accepted "When Susan Died the First Time" for publication. When I got the email letting me know that I didn't win the contest, I thought, Huh? The story was a finalist and will be published in Indiana Review! In my book, I won.
Here, though, are the actual winners of the competition. Congratulations to them!
I must be off,
Christopher Allen is the author of Conversations with S. Teri O'Type (a Satire),
an episodic adult cartoon about a man struggling with expectations.
Allen's award-winning fiction and non-fiction have appeared or are
forthcoming in Indiana Review, SmokeLong Quarterly's Best of the First Ten Years
anthology, Prime Number Magazine, The Best of Every Day Fiction, Pure
Slush, Bootsnall Travel and Chicken Soup for the Soul. A finalist at
Glimmer Train in 2011, Allen has been nominated for Best of the Net and
the Pushcart Prize twice. He is the managing editor of the daily litzine
Metazen. Recently, Allen--along with editors Michelle Elvy and Linda
Simoni-Wastila--hosted Flash Mob 2013 in celebration of International Flash Fiction Day.