Fall 2014 Contest

This contest is now closed; the winners are listed below:

  1. Logan Obermeyer – “Bal du Personnalité Mondaine”
  2. Carly Davis – “small girl nearly”
  3. Hayley Jacobson – “Bones”

The works will be posted in the subheadings of this page. Thank you to all of our talented participants, and don’t forget to check out our winter contest!

For this contest, we want you to blend two different mediums: visual art and writing. Of the three paintings shown below, choose one and write a poem or a flash fiction story to compliment it. Does it inspire excitement? Depression? Happiness? Perhaps a character is stealing one of these works, or maybe a character lives within one of these worlds. As an added challenge, find a creative way to incorporate a shoe and use it throughout.

300-800 words for a story
1-3 poems

Deadline is 11:59 p.m. on December 14, 2014.
We do accept simultaneous submissions.
Please do not include personal information (name, email, etc.) in the story/poem itself.
We will pick the top three submissions as winners.
First, second, and third place receive publication.

Email submissions to alchemistreview@gmail.com


Vincent van Gogh – “Starry Night”


Pierre Auguste Renoir – “Bal du Moulin de la Galette”


Pieter Claesz – “Still Life with a Skull and a Writing Quill”

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