2017 Flash Fiction Winner

Writers@Work is proud to announce Leslee Becker as the winner of the 2017 Flash Fiction contest.

Leslee teaches creative writing and literature and has published a story collection, The Sincere Café. Her stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Epoch, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Iowa Review, New Letters, Nimrod, The Gettysburg Review, New England Review, and elsewhere. She is a professor of English at Colorado State University.

Read her winning story, “The Contender.”

Learn more about Leslee’s short story collection, The Sincere CafeCSU head shot blkjpg

She has won several prizes and grants, including the Katherine Anne Porter Fiction Prize, the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society Prize, Boston Review Fiction Prize, Wallace Stegner Fiction Fellowship, the Michener/Copernicus Society Award, the Mid-List Press Award for Short Fiction, the Ludwig Vogelstein Award, the John Stern Distinguished Professor Award, and the Pennock Distinguished Service Award.

Flash Fiction Finalists:

Claire Arnett The Riddle of the Coiled Rook

Kylee Hoelscher Because of a Lipstick Vibrator

J. J. White Waves Like Violins