The Winners of the 5th Annual Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest!

Happy 2016! by TornTethers

The results have been tallied, and we are proud to announce the winners of the 5th Annual Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest!


1st Place:”The God Beast of Duolunduo” by Michael Reid (Burlington, ON)

Runner-Up: “The Hole in the Wall” by Andrew Leon Hudson (Madrid, Spain)

Runner-Up: “Changed” by Stacy Sinclair (Waterloo, ON)


Congratulations to the winners as well as the other finalists! We had a wonderful crop of stories this year and final competition was fierce. We hope to see more from all of you in the future!

Thanks to our judges, Hiromi Goto, Tanya Huff, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia as well as our SWAMPED first readers, Claire Humphrey, Kelsi Morris, and Adam Shaftoe! Thanks also to our sponsors, Innsmouth Free Press and Laksa Media, the board of the Friends of the Merril Collection, and of course Lorna Toolis and the staff of the Collection.

You are all welcome to join us in celebrating the Merril & the winners of this year’s contest at the Friends of the Merril Annual General Meeting this Thursday, January 28th at 7pm. Have a look at the Facebook event for more details! Members and guests are all welcome.


Posted on January 25, 2016, in Announcements, Status Updates. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on ANDREW LEON HUDSON and commented:
    Well how about that: not a winner, but first runner up!

  2. I was very proud to be one of the runner’s up back in January, so I’d like to let you know that my entry was published in Metaphorosis Magazine this morning:

    The story has changed a little since it was submitted to the Friends of the Merril contest, but at the core it is much as it was back then.

    My thanks to everyone involved here, it was a real encouragement – and my much belated congratulations to Michael Reid and Stacy Sinclair as well!

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