MAYDAY’s March Madness tournament has come to an end. Congratulations to all sixteen of our finalists! From the start, there could be only one champion. We’re pleased to announce that Lucy Zhang’s kaleidoscopic, intimate, and heartwarming “How We Were Born” won over our voters, and earned Lucy a prize box and a $100 first prize.
Second place, a prize box, and $50 goes to Tisha Marie Reichle-Aguilera’s “Parts I Know.”
Coming in equal third, and winners of prize boxes, are Himan Heidari’s “No Story” and Louise Bierig’s “A Cow Stood in a Field.”
Thank you to all of our contestants, and a special shout-out to the over 1,300 unique votes that were cast during this contest. The active readers who made flash fiction part of their daily lives by reading and voting for their favorites really made this special.
Our prize boxes were made possible thanks to the generous donations of our partners at Headmistress Press, Autumn House Press, Burnside Review Press, Unsolicited Press, Milkweed Editions, Orison Books, Black Lawrence Press, Colorado Review, and Copper Canyon Press.
Look out for our four final stories to be published in MAYDAY in the coming months!