Here’s an update from my last post about having a story sent on to the judges of the Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest. Mine didn’t win but I’m still feeling so pleased to have been on the long-list.
Congratulations to the winners! And thank you to Charlotte Ashley for all her work.
From the Friends of the Merril website:
The results have been tallied, and we are proud to announce the winners of the 5th Annual Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest!
1st Place:”The God Beast of Duolunduo” by Michael Reid (Burlington, ON)
Runner-Up: “The Hole in the Wall” by Andrew Leon Hudson (Madrid, Spain)
Runner-Up: “Changed” by Stacy Sinclair (Waterloo, ON)
Congratulations to the winners as well as the other finalists! We had a wonderful crop of stories this year and final competition was fierce. We hope to see more from all of you in the future!
Thanks to our judges, Hiromi Goto, Tanya Huff, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia as well as our SWAMPED first readers, Claire Humphrey, Kelsi Morris, and Adam Shaftoe! Thanks also to our sponsors, Innsmouth Free Press and Laksa Media, the board of the Friends of the Merril Collection, and of course Lorna Toolis and the staff of the Collection.
You are all welcome to join us in celebrating the Merril & the winners of this year’s contest at the Friends of the Merril Annual General Meeting this Thursday, January 28th at 7pm. Have a look at the Facebook event for more details! Members and guests are all welcome.