We are excited to release the short list of candidates for our writing competition. There are two lists, one for Fiction and one for Non-Fiction entries. They are listed below in alphabetical order by author.
This was an unusually difficult selection for us because of the large number of high quality submissions. At the end, 34 Fiction and 15 Non-Fiction pieces stood out for us, creating a rather strong and unique combination of narratives to eventually choose winners from. As per the process posted here, after the contest concludes we plan to publish a brief comment on all the published pieces. At that point, the authors will have a better idea as to why their entry may or may not have been included in the short list.
Winners for each category will be announced on Tuesday February 7, 2012. This will give authors two more weeks to promote your work and encourage your readers to post comments on your piece.
The Fiction Short List (Alphabetical by Title)
Non-Fiction Short List (Alphabetical by Title)
|A Tale of Two Mothers||Diana Ng|
|Address Unknown||Lisa Clark|
|Amazing Grace||Donna L. Kuust|
|Drive, She Said||Lyra Halprin|
|Hope and other childhood things||Caroline Callahan|
|How I Quit Ballet||Hayley Huntley|
|Learning To Be Cold||Barbara Walker|
|Leaving Well||Christine Riehl|
|Pop||Amy Hildreth Duncan|
|Saving Anabelle||Lisa Morris|
|The Mustached Murderers||Tara Parian|
|The Trifecta of the Charming Man||K.T. Walsh|
|The Brotherhood||Ashley Woodmender|