Announcing the Grand Prize Winner in our 2010 miniStories contest

This week’s featured author in our flash fiction series is Minnesota newcomer Hillary Wentworth.

Hillary Wentworth studied creative writing at the University of New Hampshire, the Salt Institute, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she received her MFA. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Caesura, and the Fourth River. Hillary enjoys reading, traveling, hip-hop dancing, and roller skating, among other pursuits. As a new resident, she is excited about all things Minnesota.

Hillary’s story, 146.9 Volts, was selected as the GRAND PRIZE WINNER by our all-star panel of flash fiction judges — Alexander Chee (The Queen of the Night, Edinburgh), Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket series, The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs), Kevin Larimer (editor of Poets & Writers), Heather McElhatton (Pretty Little Mistakes, Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Single), and author Dennis Cass, who served as lead juror in’s 2010 miniStories competition.

miniStories is a part of’s mnLIT progam and is presented online by Magers and Quinn Booksellers and All the winning stories, as well as the poems from our poetry contest, What Light, will be published on and in the months to come. So come back soon!

Click here to read Hillary’s story.