$100 First Place
Time and the Wrinkled Prostitute
A new voice in the field of steampunk and gaslamp fantasy fiction, New Orleans-based fantasy and science fiction author Brandon Black has a Bachelor’s in Military and Political Journalism and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. His most recent story, “The Night Mississippi Declared War on the Moon,” was published in Dark Oak Press’ Capes and Clockwork II, edited by Alan Lewis. His short fiction has appeared in Dark Oak Press’ Dreams of Steam III and Seventh Star Press’ A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court. Brandon lives with his guardian and protector, Battle-cat Princess Kaleidoscope, in his home town of New Orleans, Louisiana.
$50 Behind Bars
As a contributing editor for the online journal, Verse-Virtual.com, his work appears regularly on that site. And his chapbook “Gardeners Do It With Their Hands Dirty” was published in May of this year. The poems in “Gardeners Do It With Their Hands Dirty” discover a universe in a perennial flower garden. A reporter and a novelist, Robert Knox’s poems are as immediate as today and as universal as the weather
From Peterborough, Ontario Canada he has had short fiction published in the US, Canada and the UK
Peter Cooley past Poet Laureate of Louisiana is a Professor in the Department of English at Tulane University. He is the author of numerous poetry collections and his work has been widely anthologized.
Our Past winners
Congratulations To M.G. Doane from Southern Indiana our first Romance winner at Beneath The Rainbow for her short story, My Jilted Valentine
Cherie Mitchell, from New Zealand
Rick Stepp-Bolling from Ramona, California
Last Quarter winners:
$100 short story
Congratulations to Meagan for being our first quarterly winner at Beneath The Rainbow for her short story, “Thieves.”
Meagan Lucas is a Canadian who found home in the mountains of North Carolina. Her stories have been published or are forthcoming in The City Quill, Dime Show Review, BLYNKT Lit Mag, The Scythe Prize Anthology, and Santa Fe Writers Project. Rural life, the grey space between right and wrong, and the dark underbelly of the American Dream figure prominently in her work.
Read more at www.meaganlucas.com.
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Ram Krishna Singh, an Indian English poet, has been writing for about four decades. Professionally, till recently, an English language teacher in a technical university in Dhanbad, India, he has published more than 160 research articles, 175 book reviews and 42 books, including Sexless Solitude and Other Poems (2009), Sense and Silence: Collected Poems (2010), New and Selected Poems Tanka and Haiku (2012), and You Can’t Scent Me and Other Selected Poems (2016) . He has also published a memoir, Writing Editing Publishing: A Memoir (2016), which may interest literary historians, researchers and poets. His haiku and tanka have been internationally read and appreciated. web: www.rksinghpoet.blogspot.in ; email: firstname.lastname@example.org