Announcing the Winners of the 2018 !Short Story Contest!

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Cutting straight to the chase,

drumroll please…


The two runner-ups:

Cloud Walker” by Martha Hubbard


“Flee, My Pretty One” by Eneasz Brodski


And the Grand Prize Winner:

the Daughter the Mother” by Jessica Dalton



How fantastic a contest was this?– five gripping stories: of love and happiness; death and turmoil; hallucinogenic becomings; psychological undoings; and righteous revolution.

Our Judges all commented on how strong the stories were this year, and all four of them voted for a different Grand Prize Winner (click link below to find out how).

Since we first announced the finalists on July 8th, we have received 1,425 page views from 474 Unique IPs.  And during fan voting alone, over 500 hits.

How fantastic a contest was this?  So remember us next time, lovers of literature, and keep surfing through .


Speaking of Fan Voting–

you voted for your Grand Prize winner,

the Daughter the Mother” by Jessica Dalton

29.4 percent of the total votes


Cloud Walker” by Martha Hubbard

a not so distant 25.5 percent


Watch” by Nathan Alling Long

a still not so distant 22.9 percent.



Check how our four Judges voted

read the Stories

more Contests on

our current publication, Letters to Maria Coryaté

home/ bonafides


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2 Responses to “Announcing the Winners of the 2018 !Short Story Contest!”

  1. Martha Hubbard Says:

    WOW! I’m stunned. Thank you so much to all the wonderful people who voted for my story and congratulations to my fellow winners, Jessica and Nathan. I loved your stories and am proud to end up in your company.

  2. Jessica Dalton Says:

    Thanks Martha! Congrats and kudos to you and Nathan, too!

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