Million Writers Award notable stories of 2011

The storySouth Million Writers Award notable stories of 2011 have been released. These are the stories our preliminary judges believed were the best online short stories published last year. Congratulation to all the selected authors, and to Cha: An Asian Literary Journal for winning the best online magazine and to The Good Men's Project for winning best new online magazine.

Our three final judges will now begin going through these stories and picking out their top ten stories of the year; this top ten list will be released in June. 

Many thanks to the editors and readers who nominated stories. And a big thanks to the preliminary judges who screened the nominations and/or picked their own favorites: Lena Andersson, Sarah McCraw Crow, Thom Didato, Shaun Duke, Dorothee Lang, Robert Laughlin, Judah Mahay, Sean Markey, Erica Naone, Karen L. Newman, Nick Ripatrazone, Wayne E. Yang, and Peter Young (along with the judges who wished to remain anonymous).