The Micro Award is presented annually for the best work of flash fiction originally published in the previous calendar year. Submissions for the 5th Annual Micro Award will be accepted from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011. Please see the official rules for all requirements and guidelines.Congratulations to Kevin A. Couture for winning the 4th Annual Mirco Award and the $500 prize! His outstanding story, “Choosing a Photograph for Mother’s Obituary,” was the winning entry. This poignant narrative, told exclusively through snapshots, paints a remarkably vivid picture in under 400 words. Well done, Mr. Couture!