Their six nominees this year:
In November, small press literary magazines each nominate six works for the prize. The pieces (poems or stories) need to have been published in their magazine in the current year.
When I heard on Twitter The Molotov Cocktail was in the process of picking their nominations, I didn’t want to get my hopes up. But deep down I knew that, maybe, just maybe, there was a possibility since my story won one of their quarterly contests (Flash Fury).
When I got the email with the news, I was stunned! And super happy. It wasn’t expected. It was a gift. The nomination in itself is such a huge honour for me, a newish writer who struggles with every story. This is great encouragement to keep writing and a great finish for a wonderful year.
p.s. Our snow has melted, but an image bank never disappoints.
Image: Snow glow by Zornyx, freeimages.com