SpecFicNZ Short Story Contest Results

Well, the results are in early, we assume because your stories made such wonderful reading that the judge just couldn’t help herself.

And who was that secret judge? We can now reveal her identity and her credentials.

Thanks so much to Jennifer Brozek for reading and judging our SpecFicNZ stories.

Winner of the 2009 Australian Shadows Award for edited publication, Jennifer has edited 3 anthologies with more on the way. Author of In a Gilded Light and The Little Finance Book That Could, she has more than 25 published short stories, is the creator and editor of the semiprozine, The Edge of Propinquity, and is an editor for the Apex Book Company. She is also a freelance author for many RPG companies and writes the monthly gaming column Dice & Deadlines. When she is not writing her heart out, she is gallivanting around the Pacific Northwest in its wonderfully mercurial weather. Jennifer is a member of Broad Universe, SFWA and HWA. Read more about Jennifer at her blog – http://jennifer-brozek.livejournal.com.


Congratulations to Debbie Cowens who won SECOND PLACE with her story “Upon a Star”.  Debbie has won $50US and publication in the June 2011 issue of Wily Writers.

And Congratulations to Dan Rabarts who won FIRST PLACE with his story “Crucible”. Dan has won $75US and publication in the June 2011 issue of Wily Writers.

For those who didn’t place, be assured that the quality of work submitted to this contest was stellar. You should all be proud. And you should turn around and submit those stories elsewhere

Thank you for participating in our first writing contest. SpecFicNZ hopes to bring you many more in the future.

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