Dead of Winter Writing Contest Winners!

The winning stories are:

1st place: “The Perfect Gift” by Greg Osadec
2nd place: “I N V E R S I O N” by Steven Till
3rd place: “The Dangers of Living Vicariously” by Stephen Lawson

These three stories will be published in the March 2013 issue of Toasted Cheese.

Our next contest is “Three Cheers & A Tiger: Spring,” which is a 48-hour mystery contest that will take place March 22-24 this year.

Here comes the December issue of TC!

The December 2012 issue of Toasted Cheese features poetry by Miki Byrne, Rich Ives, B.T. Joy, Salvatore Marici, Agholor Leonard Obiaderi & Russell Rowland; flash fiction by Behlor Santi; and fiction by Cezarija Abartis, Antonin Dvorak, Karen Karlitz & Ralph Uttaro.
TC 12:4 also includes the 2012 Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest winning stories by Alison Reeger Cook, Eleanor Ingbretson & Mark Neyrinck.
At Candle-Ends, Theryn Fleming reviews Evidence of Murder by Lisa Black.
This issue’s Snark Zone is by Theryn “Beaver” Fleming.
Congratulations to all. Happy reading and happy holidays!

Three Cheers and a Tiger Winners!

Toasted Cheese is pleased to announce the winners of the Fall 2012 Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest:
Gold: Alison Reeger Cook, “In the Garden Where Monsters Grow”
Silver: Eleanor Ingbretson, “Mind Over Matter”
Bronze: Mark Neyrinck, “Maybe Among the Better of Many Possible Worlds”
Thanks to all who entered. You can read the winning stories in the December issue of Toasted Cheese.
A reminder that our annual horror contest, Dead of Winter, is currently open. This year’s theme is HEART AND SOUL. Deadline for entries is December 21.

Toasted Cheese: September 2012

The September 2012 issue of Toasted Cheese features poetry by Rachel Barenblat, Doug Bolling & Cynthia Sharp and fiction by James Dante, A. Gonzaga, Ryan N. Hejmanowski, Amber Kelly-Anderson, Anthony Marshall, Don Smith, Stacey Spencer & John Young.
TC 12:3 also includes the 2012 A Midsummer Tale Writing Contest winning stories by Laura Story Johnson, Amy Gantt & Anna Shuster.
At Candle-Ends, Erin Bellavia reviews Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire.
This issue’s Snark Zone is by Theryn “Beaver” Fleming.
Congratulations to all. Happy reading!

A Midsummer Tale Writing Contest — Winners!

The winners of the 2012 A Midsummer Tale Writing Contest are:
1st: “Brief from Oma,” creative non-fiction by Laura Story Johnson
2nd: “Being My Mom,” creative non-fiction by Amy Gantt
3rd: “The Adolescent Letters,” creative non-fiction by Anna Shuster
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.
Congratulations Laura, Amy, and Anna!
A big thank you to all who entered. We hope you’ll join us again next year.
Our next contest is the fall Three Cheers and a Tiger 48-hour contest in September. It has a science fiction/fantasy theme and is judged by Boots + Broker.
Remember, prize money will increase if we receive 51+ entries, so please pass the contest info along to your writing friends!

Say hello to Toasted Cheese 12:2!

The June 2012 issue of Toasted Cheese features poetry by Darren C. Demaree, John Grey, Marchell Dyon Jefferson, B.T. Joy, Kira Moore, Nathaniel Murphy & Yermiyahu Ahron Taub; flash fiction by Jeffrey Bakkensen; fiction by Philip Dodd, Jennifer Hurley & Michael S. Wolfe and creative non-fiction by Daniel Beaudoin, Hayley Cooper & Nathan Evans.
TC 12:2 also includes the Spring 2012 Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest winning stories by Melynda Sylvestre, Arwen Dewey & Eleanor Ingbretson.
At Candle-Ends, Theryn Fleming reviews The Toucan Magazine.
This issue’s Snark Zone is by Amanda “The Bellman” Marlowe.
Congratulations to all. Happy reading!

Spring Three Cheers Contest Winners

The winners of the Spring 2012 Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest, as selected by judges Bellman and Bonnets, are:
Gold: Melynda Sylvestre, “What Would Madame Defarge Do?”
Silver: Arwen Dewey, “Mother Earth Breeds Nothing Feebler than a Man”
Bronze: Eleanor Ingbretson, “Pumpernickel Blue”
This year’s topic was a mystery in which yarn bombing plays an important role. Congratulations to Melynda, Arwen, and Eleanor and thank you to all who entered. You can read the winning stories in the June issue of Toasted Cheese.
Our current contest is A Midsummer Tale, which is open to both non-genre fiction and creative nonfiction. This year’s theme is Snail Mail. Details here. Deadline for entries: June 21.

New issue of Toasted Cheese!

The March 2012 issue of Toasted Cheese features poetry by Maria Vasquez Boyd, Andrea Egert, Paul Hostovsky, Brian Price & Griggori Tyler Taylor; flash fiction by Jacqueline Doyle; fiction by Rick Bailey, Lou Gaglia, Matthew Jankiewicz, Robert Watts Lamon & Elizabeth Buechner Morris and creative non-fiction by Shaina Rafal.
TC 12:1 also includes the 2011 Dead of Winter Writing Contest winning stories by Anitha Murthy, Jake Gogats & Kristi Petersen Schoonover.
At Candle-Ends, Lisa Olson reviews Trina L. Talma’s Silver and Blood.
This issue’s Snark Zone is by Stephanie “Baker” Lenz.
Congratulations to all. Happy reading!