If I have to wake up screaming from a Stepford-Wives nightmare tonight…

… then you all do too. From boingboing:

Now take a moment to uncurl from that foetal position, and join me in congratulating the winners and honourable mentions from the 2008 Chizine Short Story Contest – in which yours truly was a judge. From Brett Alexander Savory’s blog:

Final results!
Here we go, folks. Thanks to everyone for entering the contest! The top three placers will be published at 7 cents per word in the October–December 2008 issue of ChiZine.

  • 1st place: “The Blog at the End of the World” by Paul Tremblay
  • 2nd place: “Grave’s Edge” by Alex O’Neal
  • 3rd place: “Beyond” by Brenta Blevins

Honourable Mentions:

  • “Angelica’s Elegy” by Chris Miller
  • “Fitness Freaks” by Matthew Farrer
  • “The Button Collector” by Stephanie Campisi
  • “Organ Nell” by Jennifer Pelland
  • “Low Tide” by Lisa A. Koosis
  • “El Dorado” by Horace James
  • “The TV” by Ben Loory

There were 231 entries.
My deepest thanks to the judges for taking the time to help us out this year:

  • Cherie Priest
  • Claude Lalumière
  • David Nickle
  • Derek McCormack
  • Nancy Baker
  • Peter Straub

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