Here they are — the winners of this year's storySouth Million Writers Award.
- 1st Place: "The Mill Pond" by xTx (from StoryGlossia)
- 2nd Place: "On Familiar Terms" by Kelly Cherry (from Blackbird)
- Honorable Mention: "The Butcher's Chimes" by Micah Dean Hicks (from Menda City Review)
Thanks to everyone who nominated stories and voted in this year's award. And thanks also to our great donors. This year's prizes include:
- $500 for the overall winner, plus a $100 gift certificate from ThinkGeek
- $250 for the runner-up / second place winner
- $100 for the honorable mention winner plus a $50 gift card to Powells.com, sponsored by writingprompts.us
- In addition, all three winners will receive free books from Dzanc Books (who also generously contributed to the overall prize money)
If you enjoyed this year's award, be sure to check out our two retrospective anthologies of Million Writers Award stories. For complete information, including how to order, go here for the SF/F anthology and here for the New Online Voices anthology.