And the Winners Are …

And now, friends, followers, entrants, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The declaration of our juried winners in the 2011-2012 Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest:

First Place ($350.00 CDN) goes to:

Sarah Ennals (The Emmet)

Second Place ($100.00 CDN) goes to:

Jason S. Ridler (Rikidōzan and the San Diego Swerve Job)

Third Place ($50.00 CDN) goes to:

Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon (Your First Real Rocket Ship)

The three winners of this, the inaugural contest year, will each be receiving, as part of their prize, a hand-crafted limited edition copy of the booklet being specially produced to house the winning stories. As previously discussed on the contest website two other copies will be produced, one of which will remain with the artist, and the last is to be added to the Merril Collection. We hope to post photos of the finished booklets once they’re ready.

The winning stories will also be published on the contest website as soon as everything is in place to make that possible. We’ll have them up and available to read by our stated deadline of May 1st without fail, but we hope to be able to post them a good deal sooner.

And, as promised, the remaining finalist stories, complete with name recognition for the authors, are listed below:

Colleen Anderson (The Ties That Bind)

James Bambury (The Mobius Garden)

Suzanne Church (Muffy and the Belfry)

Barbara Gordon (Climbing Boys)

Claire Humphrey (Weathermakers)

Kari Maaren (My Profit On’t Is)

We’ll be posting updates to this information and any attendant contest information in all the usual places, so you can keep an eye out for new information here or on the contest Twitter account (@fomcontest). And, as always, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to send them to Michael Matheson at


Posted on March 27, 2012, in Announcements, Status Updates, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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