An Axe to Grind 2020—the shortlist

A message from David G. Brown (contest screener):

First of all, I want to thank everyone who submitted. It was an honour to read all of your stories. And holy smokes, did we ever get a lot of submissions! The grand total is 174 entries, with 45 that rolled in on the final day, for a cumulative prize pool of $870 CAD. That works out to:

1st – $720
2nd – $100
3rd – $50

In addition to the shortlist, I'd like to share two honourable mentions. It's always great to receive submissions from young writers. A huge part of writing is taking a chance and sharing your work with the world, so I'd especially like to thank Nate Butkus and Jalen Shannon for sharing their stories with us. I hope you both keep writing, learning, and etching out worlds with your words.


Congratulations to the following writers—I've passed your stories on for the final round of judging:

Sarah Collins Honenberger
Gill James
Kate Viggers
Rob McInroy
Geralyn Pinto
Peter Huckerby
Wendy Jones
Kate Stanner

 

All the best,

—David 

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