We know you’ve been waiting for it. The Fall / Winter 2018 issue of South 85 Journal is now available online!
Flash Fiction Contest Winners
In October, we announced the winners of the 2018 Julia Peterkin Award for Flash Fiction. Now, you can read the stories!
• Winner – “What You Said” by Natalie Troy
• Runners Up (listed in alphabetical order by story title) – “Dump Columbus” by Charlie Watts, “Eric Clapton’s Girlfriend” by John Mattson, “Fiesta” by Kathleen Wheaton, and “Mark 12:31” by D. Nolan Jefferson
Other Creative Work
We are also excited to present work by the following contributors:
• Artwork – Michelle Brooks, Bette Ridgeway, Roni Rae Robbins, Ashleigh Rosanna, Shelley Sarna, Seigar, Maria Angela Feliz Cabrera Sumadsad, and Bill Wolak
• Fiction – Lisa Bubert, Kim Farleigh, Joshua Isard, Sean Murray, and Emily Townsend
• Non-Fiction – Gabriela Denise Frank, Lori Horvitz, Anna Kaye-Rogers, and A.J. Romriell
• Poetry – Charles Cantrell, Thomas Griffin, Anna Harris-Parker, Michael Jack O’Brien, Barry Peters, Abhijit Sarmah, and Kerry Trautman
Need something to read over the Christmas break? Read our reviews for some ideas!
• The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson – fiction review by David Hartshorne
• Too Much and Not in the Mood: Essays by Durga Chew-Bose – non-fiction review by Maya Wood
• Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God by Tony Hoagland – poetry review by Chris Menezes
Next Reading Period
With this issue complete, our staff is going to take a well-deserved break. We will open our reading period again on February 1, and we hope you will consider submitting then.
We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together!