Million Writers Award notable stories of 2008

The list of Million Writers Award notable stories of 2008 is now available. Many thanks to the editors and readers who nominated a story--and a big thanks to the preliminary judges who screened the nominations and/or nominated their own lists of favorite stories.

I will be reading all of the notable stories over the coming weeks, and will release my selection for the top ten stories on May 15th. That is also when the public vote for the overall winner will begin. For more information, please see the award home page. And don't forget that thanks to the generosity of numerous donors, this year's award features the following monetary prizes:

  • Overall winner: $500
  • Runner-up: $200
  • Honorable mention (third place): $100