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Million Writers Finalists Posted

Jason Sanford posted the finalists for the Million Writers Award yesterday, along with some honorable mentions. None of my picks made the finalist list, but two of mine were on the honorable mentions list (“Retardo” by Rachel Maizes and “Flyaway Dreams” by Bryan S. Wang). Congratulations to the finalists and other stories!

I’m planning to do reviews of the finalists, as I did last year, so that’s on the way. For those of you who like my series on Thoughtcrime Experiments, I haven’t lost the thread there, either (My print copy just arrived in the mail on Saturday! You should order one, too). This is still a blog about short stories, mostly, even if I’ve been writing about movies and audio in the last week.


No More Teasing

I should just tell you which 10 stories I selected for the Million Writers Award Notable Stories list, and stop being coy about it. I’m happy to discuss further–leave a comment, and I’ll reply or post about it.

1. Lowest Of The Low” by Keith Banner, in Still Blue Project

2. “Retardo” by Rachel Maizes, in Eclectica

3. The Dead Kid” by Gillian King, in Carve Magazine

4. Maxwell Treat’s Museum of Torture for Young Girls and Boys” by Carole Lanham, in On The Premises

5. “The Diary of Li Na” by John Lowry, in Apple Valley Review

6. “The Small Door” by Holly Phillips, in Fantasy Magazine

7. “Swimming Pool of the Universe” by Nick Cole, in Atomjack

8. “The Behold of the Eye” by Hal Duncan, in Lone Star Stories

9. “Flyaway Dreams” by Bryan S. Wang, in jmww

10. “When My Girlfriend Lost the Weight” by Matt Getty, in FRiGG