Nicole Blizzard Short Story Contest

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Radical Arts for Women encourages writers to write and sponsors the Nicole Blizzard Short Story Contest, open to all women living in Alaska. The fiction pieces must be between 250 and 5,000 words and contain some lesbian content. The grand prize is $500. Entries come from all over Alaska and we encourage you to enter!

Nicole Blizzard was a local lesbian writer and editor who passed away in December 2009. She created, published and edited the Alaska LGBT literary journal Naked Ptarmigan (which published winners of the RAW short story contest).

Supported by:
Pride Foundation

2013 Guidelines:

2012 Short Story Contest Winners

1st Place ($500): Leslie Kimiko Wood - "Totem"

2nd Place ($300): Heather Teel - "Kay Baby"

3rd Place (tie, $50 each):

Honorable Mentions:

2011 Short Story Contest Winners

1st Place ($500): Teresa Sundmark - "Trespass"

2nd Place ($300): Karen Rasmussen - "Midwinter"

3rd Place (tie, $50 each):

Honorable Mentions:

2010 Short Story Contest Winners

1st Place ($500): Emily Sousa - "Mail Plane"

2nd Place ($300): Mel Green - "Itch"

3rd Place ($100): CN McLaughlin - "The Remaking of Audrey Lang"

Honorable Mentions:

2009 Short Story Contest Winners

1st Place ($500): Wendy Withrow - "Frayed Yellow Rope"

2nd Place ($300): Brianna Dym - "She Remembers on a Cold Summer Day"

3rd Place (tie, $50 each):

Honorable Mentions:

2008 Short Story Contest Winners

1st Place: Annette Baker - "A Place with Water"

2nd Place: Sarah Michael Zinger - "Girl Sex"

3rd Place: Heshee Lassfellow - "Short History of His Heart"

Honorable Mentions:

2007 Short Story Contest Winner

1st Place: Brooke Edwards - "The Closet"

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