The September issue of TC is here!

TC 7:3 features poetry by Kristine Ong Muslim & C.C. Thomas; fiction by Brandy Langenwalter, Margo McCall, Michael G. McLaughlin, Matthew Purdy & Farha Hasan; and creative non-fiction by Lindsay Tang.

Also look for A Midsummer Tale Writing Contest winning stories by Dena Riggs Hein, Mary Wuerth & Jinevrah Aljín.

This issue’s “Best of the Boards” winner is Liz Mierzejewski.

Congratulations to everyone. Happy reading!

A Midsummer Tale Contest Winners

Toasted Cheese Literary Journal is pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 A Midsummer Tale Writing Contest:

1st: Dena Riggs Hein, “Fear of Drowning”
2nd: Mary Wuerth, “The Final Wave”
3rd: Jinevrah Aljín, “Shopska Salad”

Honorable Mention:
Richard Ballon, “Sky”
Liz Mierzejewski, “Picasso’s Guitar”

Our thanks to all who entered. You can read the winning stories in the September issue of Toasted Cheese.

The 2008 A Midsummer Tale Writing Contest opens May 1, 2008. Toasted Cheese’s next contest is Three Cheers and a Tiger in September. Details on all our contests can be found here. Submissions to Toasted Cheese are welcome year-round.

A Midsummer Tale Contest Winners

Toasted Cheese is pleased to announce the winners of the 2006 A Midsummer Tale Writing Contest:
1st: Debby Katz, “Dreams from the Dust Bowl”
2nd: Sheela Jaywant, “Annual Ritual; then Alone Again”
3rd: David Scott, “Theorem”
Thanks to all who entered. You can read the winning stories in the September issue of Toasted Cheese.
The 2007 A Midsummer Tale Writing Contest opens May 1, 2007. Toasted Cheese’s next contest is Three Cheers and a Tiger in September. Details on all our contests can be found here. Submissions to TC are welcome year-round.

Contest Updates!

As mentioned in the July newsletter, the 2006 A Midsummer Tale Contest is now closed and entries are being judged. Good luck to all who entered!
TC’s next contest is Three Cheers and A Tiger, our 48-hour writing contest. The fall edition of 3 Cheers is science fiction / fantasy contest. This year it will be held the weekend of September 22-24. Mark your calendars now! Boots, Ana and Macfisto will all be judging again this year.
See the CONTEST page for more details.

A Midsummer Tale Contest Winners

Toasted Cheese is pleased to announce the winners of the 2005 A Midsummer Tale Writing Contest:
1st: Melissa A. Bartell, “Crossing the Mojave”
2nd: Christina Hallis, “Missing Sunrise in Charleston”
3rd (tie): Fatima M. Noronha, “Abbey Road and Mister Maniappa” and Devon Ellington, “Dog Driving”
Honorable Mention:
Ellia Bisker, “I Talk the Talk, He Rides the Bike”
Catherine Lanser, “Make Me Laugh”
Jenny Lentz, “Are We Honest Yet?: The Trip of Truth”
Joanna Popper, “In the Back of the Bolivian Bus with My Mom”
Toriano L. Porter, “The Pride of St. Louis”
Jim Walke, “Driving Directions.”

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Spring 3 Cheers & A Tiger Contest Winners

The 2005 Spring Three Cheers & A Tiger Writing Contest challenged writers to write a mystery featuring a bird’s nest, in just 48 hours. And the winners are:
Gold: “One Ring” by Robin Hillard
Silver: “What Happened to Rocketman” by Larry Caldwell
Bronze: “The Bird’s Nest” by Melody Lindsey
Honorable Mention goes to “The Call” by Eric Nolan, for most creative use of the theme.
Winners will receive gift certificates from Amazon.com. Congratulations to all of you and kudos to all who entered.
Didn’t get around to entering this time? 3 Cheers & A Tiger runs again in September. The fall contest has a science fiction / fantasy theme.
TC’s next writing contest is A Midsummer Tale, a creative non-fiction contest. Look for contest details here later this week.

Correction to WM/NSSWM Listing

It’s come to our attention that some of the information listed for Toasted Cheese in the 2005 Writer’s Market and NSSWM is incorrect.

We run 4 contests a year: 3 Cheers (Spring) in March, A Midsummer Tale in June, 3 Cheers (Fall) in September, & Dead of Winter in December. All contest winners receive Amazon gift certificates as prizes. Please rely on our contest page for accurate, up-to-date information.

We do not accept postal mail submissions. If you wish to submit to Toasted Cheese, please follow the guidelines on our submission page.

Questions, comments, etc. should be e-mailed to the editors. See our staff page for addresses.