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Issue 9: 15 August 2021
By Clare MacQueen

Editor’s Choice Award: Issue 9


The ECA was selected from a list of 10 finalists, which in turn were chosen from a total of 100 works that appear in MacQ-9. A world of thanks to everyone who sent me so many fine pieces to consider!


Hugs of commiseration (plus a small cash prize of $100 USD) to
Robbi Nester for this heart-rending poem on a topical theme:



And my other finalist selections, listed in alpha order by last name of contributor:

The Sculptor and His Muse, by Rodin [poem, ekphrastic] by Cynthia Anderson

Finnegan’s (Fiancée Goes McArthur Park on His Birthday) Cake [flash fiction] by John Brantingham

The Seeds at Svalbard [prose poem] by Cherie Hunter Day

Napalm Girl and the Boy Next Door [flash fiction] by Robert L. Dean, Jr.

Clean [flash fiction] by Lorette C. Luzajic

EROTIC: New & Selected by Alexis Rhone Fancher [book review] by Bill Mohr

Platform Heels [poem, nonce form, rhyming] by Diane Lee Moomey

Through the Looking Glass [haibun story] by Rich Youmans

Woodcuts [poem, lineated, ekphrastic] by Jonathan Yungkans

Links to previous Editor’s Choice Awards:

ECA: Issue 8 ECA: Issue 4
ECA: Issue 7 ECA: Issue 3
ECA: Issue 6 ECA: Issue 2
ECA: Issue 5 ECA: Issue 1

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