2009 Fiction Contest Winners
First Place ($300): "Auscultating in the Fourth Dimension," by Jacob M. Appel.
Second Place ($200): "It Happened to River," by Rachel Allyson Stone.
Third Place ($100): "Camping," by Sarah Lynn Knowles.
Honorable Mentions: "Lessons in House Hunting," by Cynthia Drew; "Past Buckhorn Reservoir," by Elizabeth Kaufman.
Additional Finalists: "Color Me Normal," by Christine Benedict; "Thirty-Nine Minutes," by Sandra Jensen; "A Two-Chambered Heart," by Priyanka Joseph; "Shotgun Levine," by Hesh Kestin; "Population Me," by Kevin O'Neill.
The winning stories will be published in our 25th issue, due out on July 15th, 2009.
Our congratulations to the finalists and winners, and our sincerest thanks to all who participated. Special thanks also to our guest judge James Brown. His insight and ear for the craft of storytelling helped make a difficult process easier, and we very much appreciate having had the opportunity to work with him. We invite you to read our note of special thanks below.