Anton Chekhov

Editor's Note

Judge Nuala O’Connor’s results have come in. The stories were read blind, so it is very exciting to unveil the names of the winners, finalists and honourable mentions! Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulation to all of the authors listed below! We will be publishing the winning 3 stories here at New Flash Fiction Review in early 2019.

August 2, 2020

Special Issue: Anton Chekhov Prize for Very Short Fiction 2020

Results from Judge, Hugh Behm-Steinberg

Winner: Pursed by Amina Gautier

First Runner Up: Tiers of Joy by Cyn Nooney

Second Runner Up: My Grandmother in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1943, When They Were Building an Atomic Bomb by Emily Kiernan

Third Runner Up: The Birds of Joy by Luke Rolfes


Everything Slippery and Gone’ by Melissa Bowers

Ivan’s Hamster by Andrew Stancek

Muscle Memory by Edith Johnson

The Thing the Dog Daisies Could Have Told You by Morning by Niamh McCabe

Honorable Mention

Babushka by Kristen Loesch

Deluge by Bob Thurber

Diamond Pumps by Emily Woodworth

And During the Evening, Some Things of No Little Significance Became Apparent by Jason Jackson

Herbert by Ezgi Üstündağ

Never Again by Kate Maxwell

The Scent of Roses by Vineetha Mokkil

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