We are pleased to announce the winners of the Not Blessed A Little Story Contest. The challenge was this: to write one's own version of the recurring story in Harold Abramowitz's Not Blessed. We received many excellent submissions, and Harold had the difficult task of picking just one winner and three runner-ups. Congratulations to the following writers:
"Her Not Blessed" by Barbara Maloutas
Runner-ups (in no particular order):
"The first day of spring" by Erin Hinkes
"28 DAYS / (from Temporality) by Stephen Ratcliffe
"Not Blessed, A Collaboration" by Soham Patel, Deborah Marie Poe & Gene Tanta
We'll be posting these winning stories throughout the course of this week; the stories will also be archived on the Not Blessed webpage. You can also find a pdf excerpt of Abramowitz's book on that page.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest, and thank you to Elizabeth Hall and Erin Bower for making the contest go. Congratulations again to our winners, and check back every day this week as we post these most excellent stories—variations on Not Blessed.