New Issue! TC 13:1 – March 2013

The March 2013 issue of Toasted Cheese features poetry by Alison Eastley, Gail Hosking, Karolina Manko, Jiawen P. & David Polochanin; fiction by Ron Arnold, Robert Herzog, Tony Press & Alex Shishin; and creative non-fiction by Matthew Zanoni Müller.

TC 13:1 also includes the 2012 Dead of Winter Writing Contest winning stories by Greg Osadec, Steven Till & Stephen Lawson.

At Candle-Ends, Theryn Fleming reviews The Rules of Gentility by Janet Mullany.

This issue’s Snark Zone is by Theryn “Beaver” Fleming.

This spring our authors are from Australia (Tasmania), Canada (Ontario), Japan, Singapore, and the United States (Alabama, California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, New York & Pennsylvania).

The cover image is by Renée Suen from Toronto, with additional photos by photographers from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US, all who 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!

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.

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.

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!

Dead of Winter Winners

Our 11th annual Dead of Winter short fiction contest winning stories are:
1st place: Anitha Murthy “The Red Scarf”
2nd place: (tie) Jake Gogats “Skin and Bones” and Kristi Petersen Schoonover “A Bone to Pick”
Honorable Mention: John-Michael Gariepy “Osteophthisis”
The three first and second place stories will be printed in the March issue of Toasted Cheese.
Dead of Winter 2012 opens October 1, 2012 and closes midnight ET December 22, 2011. To learn the contest theme and word count parameters, visit our contest page after 10/1/12.
Our next contest is Three Cheers and a Tiger: Spring. Can you write a mystery in 48 hours?
A special note: we had several talented young writers enter Dead of Winter 2011 and we want to encourage them — and all of our entrants — to keep writing, keep learning the craft, and treat every rejection as proof that you had the conviction to try.
See you next time!

The March 2011 issue of Toasted Cheese is here!

TC 11:1 includes poetry by Holly Burdorff, Carl Leggo & Dawn Sandahl; flash fiction by Rachel Haynes and fiction by Louis M. Abbey, Liz Baudler, Melodie Corrigall, Kimberly Klemm, Tony Press, Gina Sakalarios-Rogers, Shannon Schuren, Cody L. Stanford & S.E. White.
Also look for Dead of Winter Writing Contest winning stories by Bethany Nuckolls & Jill Quinn.
This issue’s Snark Zone is by Stephanie “Baker” Lenz.
Finally, in this issue, we introduce a new section, Candle-Ends.
Congratulations to all and happy reading!

Fall 2010 Three Cheers and a Tiger Winners!

Toasted Cheese Literary Journal is pleased to announce the winners of the Fall 2010 Three Cheers and a Tiger Writing Contest:
Gold: “Moonlit Games” by Carrie Rogers
Silver: “Nightmare of Hope” by Ted Doolittle
Bronze: “Eva’s Judgement” by Tamara Eaton
Our thanks to all who entered. You can read the winning stories in the December issue of Toasted Cheese.
Toasted Cheese’s current contest is Dead of Winter, which opened October 1st and ends on December 21st. Details on all our contests can be found here.