Sam Desmond lives in bucolic Bayport, New York with her husband and menagerie of dogs and cats where she is a community reporter for the Suffolk County News and Long Island Advance. Her short fiction has been published in multiple literary magazines. Prior to her career as a journalist, she had twelve years of experience as a corporate immigration legal writer for top 100 law firms.
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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.