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http://www.apexbookcompany.com/news/2009/11/announcement-apex-halloween-contest-winner-runner-up/

After the Apex Halloween Story Contest submissions were whittled down to the top fifteen entries, I read them. All of them were good stories but, as all authors know, ‘good’ doesn’t cut it with anthologies. The story must both suit the theme and play well with the other stories already chosen for the anthology. It is my pleasure to announce the two winners of the Apex Halloween Story Contest.

The top prize goes to Bev Vincent for his excellent story, “The Fingernail Test.” Bev’s story will be published in the Apex anthology, Close Encounters of the Urban Kind at $0.08/word.

The runner up prize goes to Jonathan McKinney for his story, “Shiny Eyes.” Jonathon’s story will be published in the Apex anthology, Close Encounters of the Urban Kind at $0.05/word.

There are three honorable mentions: “Don’t Follow Any Ugly Dogs” by Daniel Johnson, “Finger Prick” by Val Muller and “Pod N” by Michael Britton.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a story to the Apex Halloween Story Contest. We appreciated each and every one.

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bev_vincent
Nov. 4th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
Woo-hoo!
The subject says it all. Great news. Thanks!
jennifer_brozek
Nov. 4th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Woo-hoo!
Your story was spot on for what I was looking for. It wasn't until after I told Jason that you'd won that I realized that I had books by you in my library. Well done.
bev_vincent
Nov. 5th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Woo-hoo!
Thanks again!
jongibbs
Nov. 4th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Congrats to everyone who made the finals, and especially the top two :)
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