I've just received my copy of Mindprints, a very fine journal with a unique remit. The editors invite writers and artists with disabilities - as well as those with an interest in the field of disability - to contribute. I notice they have a flash fiction contest running - and should that be your baby, this venue will, in my experience, treat your work with dignity and care: and the journal itself is beautiful.




The editorial staff of Mindprints, A Literary Journal, an international magazine of short fiction, poetry and art published by the Learning Assistance Program at Allan Hancock College, is proud to announce a flash fiction contest. Prize winners, 1st, 2nd and 3rd, will receive cash prizes of $50, $30 and $20 respectively, and their stories will appear in Volume VIII of the journal. Several honorable mentions will also be published. The contest theme is “Mirrors and Masks.” Please feel free to interpret this theme as broadly as you like. The word limit is 500 words. Entry fees are $5 per entry, and you may enter as many times as you wish. The contest postmark deadline is October 27, 2006.
A few things to remember:

1. All entries must be typed, double-spaced and written on one side of the paper.

2. No electronic submissions will be accepted.

3. Please enter original, unpublished work only.

4. Entries must be 500 words or less. Longer stories will be discarded.

5. There is no need for a cover letter, but we do require a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address, title of story and word count. Please do not put any personal identification on the story.

6. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) or an International Reply Coupon (IRC) for our reply.

7. Make check or money order payable to “Allan Hancock College,” and send all entries to:

Paul Fahey, editor
Mindprints, A Literary Journal
www.imindprints.com
The Learning Assistance Program
Allan Hancock College
800 South College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Fahey: pafahey@hancockcollege.edu