Cris Harris teaches writing and experiential education at an independent school outside of Cleveland, Ohio. His essays and poems have appeared recently in The Flexible Persona, Alice Blue Review, Proximity, Skylark Review, New South, Rogue Agent, and The Gambler, and are forthcoming at Cleaver Magazine. A long time ago he studied fiction at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, but discovered that all his best stories, like this one, are true.
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.