This year's judge, Graham Mercer, has made the following choices:
"Forbidden Fruit" by Fiona Dixon (UK)
"Old Foreigner" by Fiona Rintoul (UK)
"A Hit in the Himalayas" by Scott Morley (USA, South Korea)
"Straight in the Eye" by Mandy Huggins (UK)
"We are Fire: the Dance of the Devils" by Michael Sealey (Spain)
"Tea with Keiko" by Maria Howard (UK)
Congratulations to all the winners, whose work will be featured at I Must Be Off! in autumn 2017.
I must be off,
Christopher Allen is the managing editor at SmokeLong Quarterly. His debut flash fiction collection is forthcoming from Matter Press. Allen's fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in [PANK], Indiana Review, Juked, FRiGG, The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts and others. Read his book reviews in Necessary Fiction, The Lit Pub, Fiction Southeast and others. In 2017 Allen was both a finalist (as translator) and semifinalist for The Best Small Fictions. He lives somewhere in Europe--for now.