Those of us who were lucky enough to be chosen to be published in The Binnacle's Seventh Annual Ultra-Short Competition just received our stories in the mail in a small blue box decorated with Jean Rauox's painting "Young Woman Reading a Letter." Inside the box were story cards, each with a story on one side and the biography of the author on the other. Totally cool. Emily Jiang's story, "Wedding Song" took top prize in prose, Toni Giarnese won in poetry, while Bunny Richards received the University of Maine at Machias Student Prize. The rest of us are published with Honorable Mention--and an honor it is. Please visit The Binnacle at Facebook and check to find out when the Kindle edition will be ready.