Announcing the Finalists and Category Winners of the 2nd Annual Short Story Contest

Something Or Other Publishing is proud to present the finalists and the category winners of the 2nd Annual Short Story Contest, our flagship program to provide emerging authors with a unique opportunity to get started in the publishing industry.

SOOP’s Author-Driven Publishing Model combines the best elements of both traditional and self-publishing while taking advantage of social media and crowdsourcing to educate and empower authors to master the “3 P’s” of publishing: ProductPlatform, and Promotion

Every year, our company honors excellence in writing short stories and flash fiction, where winners get numerous guaranteed cash awards (totaling over $5,000 this year) and a publishing contract to get their stories out to the world. As a result, authors understand the process of landing a publishing contract and the chances of earning much higher royalties than traditional publishing.

We were pleased with the quality of the submissions this year, resulting in several difficult tie-breakers. Congratulations to everyone who won a prize; your time to cherish and celebrate your work has finally arrived! At the same time, some categories needed more representation, requiring consolidation in multi-genre categories to make the prizes meaningful to our competitors. We invite everyone who performed well and did not make the cut to keep their heads up and don’t give up! You still have a chance to become a published author by submitting various entries for next year’s competition, now with new categories!

Wade Fransson, Founder of Something Or Other Publishing, LLC. 

Our independent panel of judges has awarded the category prizes to the finalists in the list below, and please stay tuned for the Grand Prize Winners next week! 

2nd Annual Short Story Contest

Finalists

Chidren’s Fiction

Zeepak and The Wheelchair of Fortune by Selcuk Ceylan 

1st Prize Winner

No Monsters in this House by Preeti C. Sharma

2nd Prize Winner

Tentative: The Myth of Creation and Rain by Comfort Mordi

3rd Prize Winner

Fantasy

The Dragon of Chilkoot Pass by Henrietta DuCap

1st Prize Winner

In These Dark Woods by J. C. Gentry

2nd Prize Winner

Collecting Dust by Lauren Parisi

3rd Prize Winner

General Fiction

No Time For Kisses by Sharon Grata

1st Prize Winner

Mind the Gap by M. Catherine Frederick

2nd Prize Winner

Dirty Laundry by Adanya Shadi

3rd Prize Winner

Historical Fiction

Broke by John Jeffire

1st Prize Winner

Wish by Soham Ganguly

2nd Prize Winner

Suicide by Assassination by James Coffey

3rd Prize Winner

Inspirational Non-Fiction

Breaking Through by Lisa Jane Hussey

1st Prize Winner

The Little Things by Celine Elizabeth

2nd Prize Winner

They Love Me There by Pastor Dale

3rd Prize Winner

LGBTQ+

The Etching by Dylan Lyons

1st Prize Winner

Stay with Me by Marcus Lopes

2nd Prize Winner

The Woman With Silver Hair by Clarissa Lux

3rd Prize Winner

Mystery & Thriller

Nine-Thirty by Beatrice 

1st Prize Winner

A Few Stifled Tears by Jessica Reese

2nd Prize Winner

Personal Stories

Living My Vision without Sight: My Purpose Then and Now by JW Smith 

1st Prize Winner

Junior and The Doll by Liz Reeder

2nd Prize Winner

The Drouth by Dennis McCurdy

3rd Prize Winner

Sci-Fi & Dystopian

On Being Alone at the End of the World by Liana DeMasi

1st Prize Winner

The Wrath of Selene by RS Morrison

2nd Prize Winner

What Remains by Christopher Epley

3rd Prize Winner

Young Adult

White Walls by Ashley Raquelle

1st Prize Winner

The Birthmark by Ashleigh Underwood

2nd Prize Winner

Thank you so much for your participation, and don’t hesitate to test your talent one more time by submitting a new short story to our 3rd Annual Short Story Contest.

 

Comments

  1. Shield Nazo says:

    There’s no third winner for Mystery and thriller.

  2. Sharon Grata says:

    Have the Grand Prize Winners been chose? And when will the prizes be distributed?

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