Four Centuries of Mormon Stories Finalists

by James
Posted October 2, 2012 • 2 comments

Thanks to all the writers who contributed to our contest. We contest coordinators went in expecting to choose the top eight pieces and ended up choosing the top twelve because of the strength of the field. In the end, there were many stories we enjoyed, but simply didn’t have room to advance.

The twelve finalists will be posted on Everyday Mormon Writer one per day from 15-27 October. They are as follows:

19th century (15-17 Oct):

“Little Karl” by Melissa Leilani Larson
“Ruby’s Gift” by Emily Debenham
“Numbers” by Melody Burris

20th century (18-20 Oct):

“Maurine Whipple, Age 16, Takes a Train North” by Theric Jepson
“When the Bishop Started Killing Dogs” by Steven Peck
“Something Practical” by Melody Burris

21st century (22-24 Oct):

“The ReActivator” by Wm Morris
“Oaxaca” by Anneke Garcia
“The Defection of Baby Mixo” by Mark Penny

22nd century (25-27 Oct):

“Release” by Wm Morris
“Avec, who is Distributed” by Steven Peck
“Waiting” by Kathy Cowley

Readers will be able to cast votes for their four favorite stories from 27 Oct-6 Nov, with the winner taking the $400 Grand Prize.

We hope you’ll join us for the contest and the vote!

-Nicole and James Goldberg, Contest Coordinators

2 responses to “Four Centuries of Mormon Stories Finalists”

  1. Mark Penny says:

    Thanks for holding this contest, guys. I think a lot of us got some pretty good fiction out because of it. Who knows what the repercussions will be for the authors as individuals and Mormon literature as a subliterature? Good ones, I hope.

  2. Jeanna says:

    Congrats, all you shiny finalists! Looking forward to reading them!