We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2016 Queen Mob’s Teahouse Short Fiction Contest with the theme With(out) Salvation!


There were so many, really so so many, amazing submissions. Thanks to everyone who sent their work. Keep sending it.

Between this week and the end of the month there will be stories featured nearly every day, first with honorable mentions, runners up and finally we will publish our big winner story! Enjoy the summer reading. x.




Peter Thai The Cow



Runner’s Up:

Oscar Mancinas Boxhood

devi yesodharan Scheherazade

Zach Hamilton Orion

Clio Velentza Dear Sister



Honorable Mentions:

Nancy Devine Wire Nuts

Nate Lippens Dwell

Francisco McCurry Navaja

Amanda Marbais Faker

Gareth Watkins Where is Donald Trump? In Search of the Missing Billionaire

Ryan Napier The Tower

Rick Vosper Quagmire

Sally Burnette The Sunshine State

Samantha Lamph Broadcast

Drew Dickerson The Day’s Foremost Hour

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