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Monday, January 25, 2010


Update on WOW! Fall '09 Flash Fiction Contest

We've received several e-mails from contestants asking whether we've sent out notifications for the Fall '09 Flash Fiction Contest yet, so I thought I'd post a little update here to let you all know where we are in the process.

The quick answer: No. We have not sent out Top 10 notifications yet.

Currently, the top 25 stories are in the hands of guest judge, literary agent Noah Lukeman. He is judging them as swiftly as possible.

When we get the results back, we will send an e-mail to the Top 10 winners asking for their photos and bios. We'll also post another update here on The Muffin to let all contestants know that we sent out Top 10 notifications. If you are among the Top 10, please send back your info as soon as possible so we can format it for our February issue.

Our February issue will announce all winners in our contest feature. We are working on editing and formatting articles and interviews for that issue as we speak. It will most likely come out the first or second week of February, depending on a few factors--how quickly we hear from Top 10 winners, how quickly we receive the remaining articles/interviews from freelancers, and, finally, the expedience of our graphic art department and webmaster. It takes a lot of work, and teamwork, to put together an issue. ;) If all factors fall into place early, then we will put the issue up sooner.

One thing that will be processed sooner/faster than usual is our contest prizes for this season. As soon as we announce the contest winners, we will be sending out prizes that week via e-mail. All prizes for the Fall season are digital (cash prizes, Amazon gift cards, e-books, subscriptions, etc.), so there is no waiting for packing and shipping.

Thank you all for your patience, and please stay tuned for the February issue to read all the winning stories! You can view our current Winter '10 contest here (Deadline: February 28th).


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