First Page Challenge: the shortlist

It was an honour to read so many awesome submissions. Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter. We had a whopping 114 entries! Here's how that looks for the prize pool:

1st place – $420 CAD
2nd place – $100 CAD
3rd place – $50 CAD

(Plus all three winners will be published on the Chopping Blog.)

It was very difficult to whittle down all these great submissions to a shortlist of ten. There were so many interesting stories from such diverse voices. But, lines had to be drawn, so here are the stories and writers that I have passed along to Michelle Barker for final judging:

Surviving Stratis by Amanda Hudson
Picture Perfect by Brenda Gates Spielman
Selfish by Amarachukwu Iheanyichukwu
Numinous by Carley Drake
Stars and Roses by Nicole Gonzales
Unsound by Rowena Fishwick
Cloudland by Rob McInroy
PS The World is Ending in 136 Minutes by Lai Ka Yuet
Something Like Happiness by Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz
Dog Girl by Dean Gessie

Stay tuned for our next contest: An Axe to Grind! (Flash fiction)

 

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