Leap of Faith

Flash Fiction Competition

in honor of Pigeon Review's first birthday

Winners

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Elodie Barnes

Elodie Barnes is a writer and editor living in the UK. Her short fiction has been widely published online, and is included in the Best Small Fictions 2022 Anthology published by Sonder Press. She is Books & Creative Writing Editor at Lucy Writers Platform, where she is also co-facilitating What the Water Gave Us, an Arts Council England-funded anthology of emerging women and non-binary writers from migrant backgrounds. She is currently working on a collection of short stories. Find her online at elodierosebarnes.weebly.com, or on Instagram @elodierosebarnes.

Anna Cabreros

Anna Cabreros is a high school English teacher and writer in her hometown of Virginia Beach, VA where she lives just blocks from her childhood. It is her mission to prove that those who can do also teach. Her inspiration comes mostly from people - both known to her and unknown - and the endless depths of their memory, experience, and dreams.

Shortlisted Authors

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William Cass

William Cass has had over 275 short stories accepted for publication in a variety of literary magazines such as december, Briar Cliff Review, and Zone 3.  He has received one Best Small Fictions and three Pushcart nominations.  His short story collection, Something Like Hope & Other Stories, was recently released by Wising Up Press, and a novella, Lucky, is forthcoming from Westchester Writers.  He lives in San Diego, California.

Sarah Kwong

Sarah Kwong is a British-Chinese writer currently living in Edinburgh. She was previously based in Hong Kong and, before that, London. Sarah writes essays about identity, culture, wellness (human and environmental), and travel. She is also the founder of being, a zine encouraging slow living which is distributed in local independent businesses and published online.

She can be found at sarahkwong.net.

Kit Mas

Kit Mas is a writer currently living in New York City, where he enjoys the company of the pigeons. Raised in the Midwest, his story “Captain Gardiner” was longlisted for the Crowvus Christmas Ghost Story Competition in 2020. As Christopher G. Moore his story “The Kapellmeister of Kothen: A Fugue” won the Gotham Musical Words Contest, and other writing has appeared in First Knight: The Henry Irving Journal, Broadway Magazine, and The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama published by Columbia University Press. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School.

David Simpson

David Simpson is a can’t-wait-to-retire attorney and sometimes writer. He’s married with 3 kids and 1 grandchild, lives in California and (besides reading and writing) enjoys poker, NASCAR and cheering or bemoaning the fortunes of UCLA basketball. He’s the author of the yet-to-be-published “Detecting Lies In Legal Proceedings,” and is finishing his first novel, “The Other Jury.” 

Brittani Telfair

Brittani Telfair is from Richmond, Virginia. Her work has appeared in FreezeRay Poetry, Here and There, and elsewhere. She mains Little Mac, and she’s often in transit. You can follow her at @brittanit10 on Twitter.

Longlisted Authors

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Taylor Van Arsdale
Elodie Barnes
Caroline Beuley
Rachel
Anna Cabreros
William Cass
Jacob Chagoya
Mostafa El-Kalliny
Heather Haigh
Maggie Nerz Iribarne

Maureen Buchanan Jones
Sarah Kwong
Zoe Leonard
Kit Mas
T. L. Sherwood
David Simpson
Brittani Telfair
Spencer Valentine
Kelly Wexlar