Congratulations, Winners!


“Cheers” by pietro-ant

The results have been tallied, and we are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Friends of the Merril Short Story Contest!

1st Place:”At the Edge of a Human Path” by Stewart C Baker

Runner-Up: “Short Straw” by Rebecca Schwarz

Runner-Up: “The Sylph and the Song” by Samantha Beiko

Congratulations to the winners as well as the other finalists! All of the stories were very strong and were wonderful reads. We hope to see more from all of you in the future!

Thanks to our judges, Alyx Dellamonica, Kelley Armstrong, and Indrapramit Das as well as our first readers, Claire Humphrey and Adam Shaftoe! Thanks also the board of the Friends of the Merril Collection and the staff of the Collection. I’m honoured to have such talented, reliable colleagues in this endeavor!


Posted on May 29, 2017, in Announcements, Status Updates. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Congrats to the winners and everyone involved and all the entrants.

  2. Great news! Thanks so much to the judges, contest administrator, first readers, and everyone else who works behind the scenes. I’m honoured to have won. 🙂

  3. Congratulations to the winners, and brownie points to everyone else who entered for their support of the contest.

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