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Impact is Coming!

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Hey all,

It’s time to announce the stories chosen for the Impact flash fiction anthology. There was stiff competition this year – 182 stories submitted, 110 chosen – we wanted to thank everyone who submitted, regardless of whether or not you’re in the anthology.

I also wanted to thank the judges – Angel Martinez, SR Jones, Siri Paulsen, Ben Brock and Carole Cummings – for an amazing job winnowing down the stories to choose three winners.

In the next week or so, we’ll announce the honorable mentions, then a little while after that, the Judges’ Picks. The winners themselves will be announced and notified on the day of publication, which we will have soon.

Congrats to our anthology story writers!!! Your name below is (in theory) how it will appear in the anthology. If this is incorrect, please let me know ASAP.

20-20 Hindsight – Rose Blackthorn
A Coven of Three – Daniel Linde-Zwirble
A Date With History – Jayne Lockwood
A Fair Trade – Enne Lily
A Little Bump – Ava Kelly
A Roll of the Dice – Katelyn Kivel
A Terrible Beauty Is Born – Rory Ni Coileain
A Test of Loyalties – Louise M. Kiner
All About Eve – Clare London
Amends – Isa Prospero
“Anything is Possible” Day – Jean-Paul Whitehall
Apparition Adventure – Jana Denardo
At Cliff’s Edge – Mindy Leana Shuman
Athena – Victoria Zelvin
Awaken=[ME] – Robert A. Morrison
Changeling – Pelaam
Civil War – Kevin Klehr
Clickbait – Dave Ring
Come to You – Jillian Bost
Counter Strike – Joshua Ian
Cradled in Space – Tia Liet
Crater Lake – Kora Knight
Crossville Station – Nathan Alling Long
Cyborg Hearts Don’t Break – M. X. Kelly
Day One – KC Faelan
Deadline – Ilona Fenton & Ayla O’Donovan
Death’s Kiss – Kethric Wilcox
Disappear – April Kelley
Dream a Little Dream – Morticia Knight
Earth to Earth – J. P. Egry
Eye of the Beholder – Lloyd A. Meeker
Fangs & Floss – Eytan Bernstein
Final Impression – Elizabeth Kilcoyne
First Bout: Andromedolls vs. Crotch Rockets – Ginger Streusel
Godfather of the Brides – Trip Galey
Golden Fleece – Naomi Tajedler
Grand Aspirations – Riza Curtis
Half Light – Wendy Rathbone
How Humanity Survived A Fisting From The Titans – LE Franks
I, Enlil – Harry F. Rey
I.M.P.A.C.T. (Interplanetary Military Police Alien Control Team) – LM Somerton
Identity and Change – Jo Tannah
If You Fall Off, Don’t Let Go – Belinda McBride
Imp Act – Kim Fielding
Impact – Jack Ladd
Impact of Intervention – Patricia Scott
In Five… Four… Three… – Jude Dunn
Indestructible – Amir Lane
Jealousy – Dianne Hartsock
LA, Circa 1980 – Colton Aalto
Legacy – L.V. Lloyd
Line of Fire – Steve Fuson
Little Head, Big head, Big head – Rob Rosen
Long Live the Tyrant King – Olivia Helling
Love and Sacrifice – Bryony Kayn
Love Tap – Dale Corvino
Low Tech Impact – Tray Ellis
Mas Mabuti Ang Aswang – Foster Bridget Cassidy
Maybe So – Hildie S. Block
Misfortune – A.M. Leibowitz
Moment of Awareness – Cynthia Kimball
Momentary Impact – Brett Steven McKenzie
Moon Shadow – RL Mosswood
Mourning – Nevi Star and Dani Hermit
Moutoa – Anne Barwell
Move – Liz Tetu
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished – Siobhan Muir
Not Really a Choice – Faith Gibson
Oh Muddy Day – Cam Kennedy
Quiet – Andrea Speed
Quintessence – E.M. Hamill
Railgun Impact – R.R. Angell
Remember – Lucy Marker
Renovations – MD Grimm
Ripples and Regret – Hannah Henry
Rivalry – Laure Nepenthes
Secret Identity – Rob Colton
Settled – Aidee Ladnier
Shatter – Lou Sylvre
Sickle in the Sky – Rin Sparrow
Signing Off – Rodney Ross
Stranded at the Mouth of the Time-Tunnel, Gilchrist Loses a Lucky Penny – Carey Ford Compton
Taking Her Place – Sally Bend
Tap-Tap-Tap – R.L. Merrill
The Bargain – Sara L. Uckelman
The Closet – K.S. Trenten
The Dead – Andrea Lambert
The Earth Looks After Her Own – Evelyn Benvie
The Festival of the Arrival – C. M. Taylor
The Heat of the Dragon – Riley S. Keene
The I in Consent – Albert Stewart
The Last Goodbye – E.W. Murks
The Moment Of – Monique Cuillerier
The Sacred Shadow – Kellie Doherty
The Soul Star – Matt Doyle
The Stars Are Knocking – Alicia Cole
The Tiger’s Tooth – E R Zhang
The Touch of G – Eloreen Moon
Thirteen Nails – Bradley Robert Parks
Three Grains of Sand – G. Halasz
Thunk – Karen Thrower
Together, Again – Steve Carr
Two Hearts – J.R. Frontera
Unparalleled – Christine Wright
Visitors – LJ Phillips
Waiting for Michael – Sadie Rose Bermingham
Welcome – Blaine D. Arden
Whither Ararat – Andi Deacon
Wind Tossed – Ashby Danvers
You Can’t Rush the Kimchi – Brenda Noiseux

If you did not make this list, the rights to your story remain yours – feel free to extend it or resubmit it elsewhere.

If you are on this list, QRI retains the exclusive right to publish the story, and that right continues for 12 months from the date of publication. After the initial twelve months, we can still sell it non-exclusively for an additional 24 months. If you have any questions about this, please let me know.


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