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Readers' Choice Award 2018

We have a clear winner! With over 1000 views, Brittany Rohm's "Beyond the Reef" is the winner of the Readers' Choice Award in the 2018 I Must Be Off! Travel Writing competition. This means we'll be sending Britanny €50 in the next few minutes. Congratulations to everyone who made the long- and shortlists in the competition and of course to those few who won some money. Thank you to everyone who participated and shared your adventures.

In 2019, I Must Be Off! will be renovating, so watch this space for great things. And of course we'll be holding the I Must Be Off! Travel Writing competition again. In the meantime, go somewhere exciting. That place might be just around the corner from your home or the farthest corner of the earth. Wherever it is, make it an adventure.

I must be off,

PS: In case you haven't heard me shouting in from the rooftops, my debut collection of flash fiction, Other Household Toxins, was published in January (Matter Press). You can order it from Amazon if you're adorable and you live in the United States.


Christopher Allenis the author ofOther Household Toxins(Matter Press) andConversations with S. Teri O'Type (a Satire). Allen's fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in[PANK], Eclectica Magazine's 20th-Anniversary Speculative anthology,Indiana Review, Split Lip Magazine,SmokeLong Quarterly: the Best of the First Ten Yearsanthology,Longleaf ReviewandLunch Ticket, among many others great places. Read his book reviews inNecessary Fiction, Word Riot, and The Lit Pub.His creative non-fiction has been featured inBootsnall Travel, Chicken Soup for the Souland others. A finalist atGlimmer Trainin 2011, Allen is a multiple nominee for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net,The Best Small Fictions,storySouth's Million Writers Award and others. In 2017 Allen was both a finalist (as translator) and semifinalist forThe Best Small Fictions. He is presently the co-editor ofSmokeLong Quarterlyand a consulting editor forThe Best Small Fictions 2018.

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