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The Burglar-Fiction by K. A. Williams
Bittersweet-Fiction by Jonathan Woods
Manny Dietrich's Adventure in the Blighted Kingdom-Fiction by Roger Johns
Extra Income-Fiction by M. A. De Neve
Interviewing a New Employee-Fiction by Roy Dorman
Gobble, Gobble-Fiction by Cindy Rosmus
The Lunch Box-Fiction by Kenneth James Crist
Swallow-Fiction by Don Stoll
The Volkers-Fiction by Logan McConnell
All for One, One for All-Fiction by Jan Christensen
He's Nobody-Fiction by Richard Martinez
Who's Going to Pray for Me Now?-Fiction by Niles M. Reddick
Priorities-Flash Fiction by Gary Clifton
Tell It to the Monkey-Flash Fiction by Bernard Onken
Why Are You Just Sitting There?-Flash Fiction by Robert Weibezahl
This Most Magical Season-Flash Fiction by Bernice Holtzman
A Short Poem for a Long Trip-Poem by Richard LeDue
Things Found in a Public Parking Lot-Poem by Hillary Lyon
Tables-Poem by Meg Baird
Duke-Poem by Daniel G. Snethen
Impending Death-Daniel G. Snethen
A Dispute over a Gambling Debt-Poem by Mark Young
Glockenspiel-Poem by Mark Young
Daredevils-Poem by John Tustin
The Trick Is-Poem by John Tustin
I'll Go to Hell When I Die for All My-Poem by Gale Acuff
I Don't Want to Die, Ever, Then I'd Miss-Poem by Gale Acuff
Sometimes you die when it's really not your-Poem by Gale Acuff
Lone Crow-Poem by Judith Nielsen
Losing Texas #1-Poem by Judith Nielsen
what is the cost-Poem by Judith Nielsen
Poignant Clouds (For Daryl)-Poem by Judith Nielsen
Cartoons by Cartwright
Hail, Tiger!
Angel of Manslaughter
Strange Gardens
Gutter Balls
Calpurnia's Window
No Place Like Home
Dark Tales from Gent's Pens



You could be a winner!

For Yellow Mama’s 15th Anniversary issue, we’re having a Flash Fiction Contest, and you could be a winner! In addition to having your work published in our (semi) famous magazine, winners will accumulate some nice, signed copies of Cindy’s and Kenny’s latest books (bound to be collector’s items someday) from Hekate Publishing. Here are the rules:

  1. All entries must be original work, (no reprints) and made by email to crosmus@hotmail.com as a file attachment in MS Word (any version) or as an Adobe PDF file, and clearly marked “Contest entry”. Please put your name on the manuscript somewhere. Entries will be closed as of January 1st, 2022.

  2. Entries are flash fiction only, consisting of 700 words or less and should be formatted in Times New Roman 12-point, double-spaced.

  3. Subject matter is left up to the writer, but must comply with Yellow Mama’s regular guidelines… (don’t kill the dog, don’t rape the cat, don’t burn the kids alive, don’t mess with anyone’s religion, don’t defile the corpses, etc.)

  4. Winners will be notified and offered the standard contract for their work, and their stories will be published in the Valentine’s Day issue, February 15th, 2022.

  5. Valentine’s Day-themed entries will have a better chance of winning and the darker, the better!

  6. Non-winners may also be offered a contract for future publication, if we like what you have to say…

  7. There will be a winner, first runner-up and second runner-up chosen by consensus of your esteemed Editor and her Web-Master guy.

  8. And, finally, entries will be limited to two (2) per person. We're like everyone else, only so many hours in the day. Thanks, and good luck!

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2021