A Midsummer Tale Winners!

Toasted Cheese is happy to announce the winners of the 2014 A Midsummer Tale Narrative Writing Contest:

1st: “When We Still Knew What It Meant to Be Kids,” creative nonfiction by Krista Varela
2nd: “Hip Hip,” fiction by Alexander Drost
3rd: “Rise Up Singing,” fiction by Eric E. Wallace

Congratulations Krista, Alexander, and Eric!

First place receives a $35 Amazon gift card and second place receives a $10 Amazon gift card. All three winning stories will appear in the September issue of Toasted Cheese.

Kudos to everyone who entered. We hope you’ll join us for A Midsummer Tale again in 2015 and that you’ll pass the contest info along to your writing friends! Next summer’s theme will be announced April 1, 2015.

TC’s next contest is the Three Cheers and a Tiger 48-hour writing contest, which runs the weekend of September 19-21. The fall rendition of 3 Cheers has a science fiction / fantasy theme and is judged by Boots and Broker.

Fall Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest Results

Judges Broker and Boots have finished reading and judging the stories for the fall Three Cheers and a Tiger writing contest and are happy to announce the results:

Gold: Cheryl Clark, “Nights and Wishes”
Silver: Kate Lansky, “Save What We Can”
Bronze: Lorraine Nelson, “Get Carter”

These stories will appear in the December issue of Toasted Cheese, and the winner and runner-up will receive gift certificates from Amazon.

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who entered. We had a lot of fun reading your underground railroad stories.

Our next contest, Dead of Winter, is currently in progress: click here for more info. The next Three Cheers and a Tiger writing contest will take place the weekend of March 21-23, 2014.

A Midsummer Tale Winners!

Toasted Cheese is happy to announce the winners of the 2013 A Midsummer Tale Writing Contest:

1st: “As I Walk Out One Evening,” creative nonfiction by HC Hsu
2nd: “Hell is a Dry Heat,” fiction by Chris DeWildt
3rd: “Summer Fruits,” fiction by Pauline Wiles

Congratulations HC, Chris, and Pauline!

First place receives a $35 Amazon gift card and second place receives a $10 Amazon gift card. All three winning stories will appear in the September issue of Toasted Cheese.

Thank you to everyone who entered. This year’s entries were an especially diverse batch of stories, many on unexpected subjects. Kudos to you all.

We hope you’ll join us for A Midsummer Tale again in 2014 and that you’ll pass the contest info along to your writing friends! Next summer’s theme will be announced April 1, 2014.

TC’s next contest is the Three Cheers and a Tiger 48-hour writing contest, which runs the weekend of September 20-22. The fall rendition of 3 Cheers has a science fiction / fantasy theme and is judged by Boots and Broker.

New Issue! Toasted Cheese – June 2013

The June 2013 issue of Toasted Cheese features poetry by Jeff Bernstein, Ron Riekki, Tim Suermondt & Diane Webster; flash fiction by Julie Harthill Clayton & Anna Moriarty Lev; fiction by E. Branden Hart & Brittany Michelson; and creative non-fiction by Melissa Leavitt & Hannah Samuels.

TC 13:2 also includes the Spring 2013 Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest winning stories by Alison Reeger Cook, Ellen Wright & Jen Julian.

At Candle-Ends, Shelley Carpenter reviews Consonant Sounds for Fish Songs by Traci Chee and Bob Zeanah reviews One Night in Bridgeport by Mark Paxson.

This issue’s Snark Zone is by Stephanie “Baker” Lenz.

The cover image is by Kelly Bone from California, with additional photos by photographers from around the world, all of whom have generously made their work available for use under Creative Commons licenses. Please click through and check out their photostreams.

Congratulations to all. Happy reading!

Three Cheers and a Tiger winners!

Judge Bellman is pleased to announce the winners of the Spring 2013 Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest:

Gold: “Derry’s Down, Deary” by Alison Reeger Cook
Silver: “Rare Books” by Ellen Wright
Bronze: “Marginalia” by Jen Julian

Honorable Mentions:
“A Source of Innocent Merriment” by Elisabeth Setzler
“Mr. Oldman and His Magical Fork” by Trevor Brunsink

Congratulations!

Can’t get enough of contests? Our summer contest, A Midsummer Tale, is currently open for entries. Details here.