The above illustration, "Blowing Bubbles," has been adapted for use here by generous permission from the artist, Cyril Rolando.

May 15, 2012

WGI-4 Update

I'm delighted to see the applications rolling in for the ten open invitations for this year's Watery Grave Invitational. There's a wonderful mix of writers whose work I follow and writers I've not read for a while and writers altogether new to me. Here are the authors & stories (so far) vying for those ten invitations:

 And not just a mix of authors, but a fine selection of sources as well:
Two stories from Beat To a Pulp
Two from Shotgun Honey
Four from Flash Fiction Offensive
Two from A Twist of Noir
One from Grift Magazine
One from Spinetingler Magazine
One from Powder Burn Flash
One from a published anthology, Off the Record
And one from an author's own website.
And of the automatic and personal invitees, these fine writers have opted in to the competition:
Chris La Tray
Eric Beetner
Chad Eagleton
Ian Ayris
Nigel Bird
Matthew Funk
Sandra Seamans
Chad Rohrbacher
Fiona Glass
Kathleen Gernert Ryan

Only another 48 hours or so to submit your own application/story. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, click here for all the details. And good luck to each of the applicants! Remember, it was an applicant, Chris La Tray, who won first place last year.


  1. Great crowd, can't wait!

  2. Same here, Lauren. Doing away with any theme this year should be very liberating for this crowd.