Madeline Anthes, Our 2022 Spring Flash Fiction Prize Guest Judge

The Five South Prize in Short Fiction celebrates both emerging and established talent. This year's prize is judged by Madeline Anthes.

Madeline Anthes is the Assistant Editor of Lost Balloon. In 2020 she won the Barren Magazine Flash Fiction Award, had an Editor's Choice pick in CRAFT Magazine's flash fiction contest, and was a finalist for the SmokeLong Quarterly flash fiction award. Her fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best Microfiction, Best Small Fictions, and her flash has been longlisted for Wigleaf's Top 50 Very Short Fictions. Her first collection of flash fiction, Now We Haunt This Home Together, was published in May 2020, and her most recent collection Beautiful, Violent Things was published in September 2021.


Applicants are invited to submit up to three flash fiction pieces in a single entry. The maximum word count per piece is 1000 words.


Submissions are open now and will close on April 30, 2022. We are excited to present an award of $500 to one first prize winner and honorable mention to two finalists. Madeline will be choosing the winner and finalists out of a short list provided by Five South. Both the winner and finalists will be published on the Five South web page this summer.

Five South Prizes honor excellence in writing and poetry and are awarded twice per year. Entry fees contribute to our mission to bring readers great stories and in paying writers for the contributions.


For the link to our Poetry Contest, please click here.


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For more information on Madeline's latest book beautiful, violent things please click image below.


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