First, let me thank everyone who submitted to the Twisted Road Publications Southern Gothic Revival Anthology Contest. We were amazed by, and grateful for, the large number of excellent entries we received. The quality of the writing was outstanding.
The first place winner will receive a cash prize of $500. Second place winner will receive $250 and third place will receive $100. The top prize winning stories and honorable mention stories will be published in our anthology.
First Place Winner: Sean Carswell for “A Place Called Sickness”
Second Place Winner: Vickie Weaver for “Feeding the Dog”
Third Place Winner: Sally Bellerose for “Sunflowers”
Honorable Mention (in no particular order)
Linda Dunlap for “Poker”
Dorothy Place for “Rosemary”
Emily Franklin for “Qualities of the Modern Farmer”
Dawn S. Davies for “Something Merciful”
Peggy Kassess for “The Watcher”
David James Poissant for “The Caterer”
Gale Massey for “High Point”
Jane St. Clair for “The Man Who Liked 1959”
Shane Stricker for “Open Your Mouth for the Mute”
Jane Edwards for “Winnie Nunez on T. Cannon”
And a special thank you to our judge, Dorothy Allison, whose job was made particularly difficult by the large number of exceptionally talented writers who shared their work with us.