storySouth Million Writers Award now open

The storySouth Million Writers Award is now open. I will be running the reader and editor nominations from my blog; the main award page on storySouth will be where the notable stories and top ten stories will be posted.

For background information on the award, please see my previous introduction and the award rules. In short, the award is for any fictional short story of at least a 1,000 words published in an online publication during 2008. By "publication," I mean an online magazine or journal with an editorial process (so self-published stories are not eligible).

  • Reader nominations can be made here.
  • Editor nominations can be made here.

The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2009.

Thanks to everyone who has taken part in the award in previous years, and I hope you enjoy the award this year.

UPDATE: Thanks to the generosity of many donors, this year's award offers the following prize money:

  • $500 for the overall winner,
  • $200 for the runner-up,
  • $100 for honorable mention/third place.

Please note that we no longer need donations to increase the prize money. However, if anyone still wishes to donate, I will use the money to cover the admittedly small cost of the voting system the award uses; additional money will then be applied to fund next year's prize.