It was difficult to select finalists out of the nearly
100 entries we received. There was some very fine writing. We wish to congratulate
the following people for writing very fine stories that moved us and added
to our lives: Richard Leo Barrett, Tom Bentley, Gina DaMaia, Jonathan Gurling,
Leigh Hancock, Gimbiya Kettering, Nancy Malek, Samara McDowell, Polly Nelson,
Sue Orenstein, Robert Ronsson, Lucas Shane Triplett, Emily Waples, Louise
Wilford, and Sharon Wright.
Three finalists were eventually chosen out of the shortlist and we want to
commend their writers for sending us stories that we read with pleasure over
and over. Those writers were: Lucas Shane Triplett, Samara McDowell, and Robert
The judges had a very difficult time selecting an overall winner out of this
list, but were finally able to do so. We are very proud to announce that
Further details about our winner and writers of short-listed stories, as well
as copies of the winning story and shortlisted entries will soon be placed
on this site.
Thank you for a very enjoyable reading experience.