As a fitting reminder to cut the suspense, a bumblebee buzzed past one of our editor’s windows today. From Bob Thurber, the humblest bumblebee we know, we have our winner: Kate Felix with ‘Shayna’s Eulogy’, just edging out runner up Kim Martins with ‘Let’s Start with the Horse’. The finalists were all so excellent that we editors couldn’t resist picking another, and the Editors’ Choice goes to Mitchell Toews with ‘Piece of My Heart’.
To quote Bob Thurber: “A fine batch of finalists this year. All of them fun to read and so interesting to ponder.”
Queen Bee Kate Felix brings home golden pollen to the tune of $300, and her story will appear in Issue 27, Summer 2020. The runner up and editors’ choice stories may also be published if space is available.
As always, we thank the writers, readers, and judges who make these contests possible. Your hard work fuels this busy hive!
While you wait for these wonderful stories to appear in print, why not check out contest judge Bob Thurber’s newest anthology If You’d Like to Make a Call … Please Hang Up. The title story first appeared in Pulp Literature Issue 12, and we’re delighted to see it out in the world again with siblings.