When they accepted their mission, our judges knew they'd have a challenge before them. But they had no idea there would be so many great stories submitted, with many more than just 13 deserving of top honors. Still, using all the criteria spelled out in the contest guidelines, they managed to narrow it down.
Southern Writers is proud to announce the winners of our 2013 Fiction Short Story Contest.
Gaye B. Clark
Top Ten Runner-Ups
"I'll Fly Away"
"Mama's Lesson in Confidence"
"One for Terry"
Ruth C. White
"Memories of the Future"
"The Sweetest Day"
"Gracie of My Heart"
Thomas B. Langham
The top three winners receive cash prizes, all of the above receive online subscriptions to Southern Writers Magazine, plus their stories will appear in our special short story contest publication, available here April 13.
If you entered the contest, you're still a winner! All entrants will receive a free online edition of the special short story issue. Watch your email for details.
Thanks to all for participating in our 2013 Fiction Short Story Contest. You are one very talented bunch.