I have now picked my Million Writers Award top ten stories of 2007. The stories are:
- "Do Not Hate Them Very Much" by Matthew M. Quick (Agni)
- "Friday Afternoons on Bus 51" by Sruthi Thekkiam (Blackbird)
- "Postcards from my Brother" by Paul Yoon (Memorious)
- "We Never Talk About My Brother" by Peter S. Beagle (Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show)
- "The Ethical Dilemma of a Sandwich Down the Pants" by Kelly Shriver (Pindeldyboz)
- "The Hide" by Liz Williams (Strange Horizons)
- "Alex Trebek Never Eats Fried Chicken" by Matt Bell (Storyglossia)
- "Grinder" by X.J. Kennedy (StoryQuarterly) Note: free registration required to read this story.
- "The Surgeon's Tale" by Jeff VanderMeer, Cat Rambo (Subterranean)
- "News About Yourself" by Scott Wolven (Thuglit)
The public vote for the top story will run through July 17. This year's award is sponsored by the Edit Red Writing Community. As a result of this sponsorship, the award features a $300 prize for the overall winner.
I'll have more to say about these stories and the process in the coming day, but for now I'll let the stories speak for themselves.