It is with great joy we can finally announce the winners of this year’s BFS Short Story Competition. We are grateful to all participants for their submissions, the standard of entries, as ever, was incredibly high. Now, in the words of our esteemed Short Story judge himself, Allen Ashley, here are the results.
It has once again been my privilege and pleasure to judge the competition. This year I received a record-breaking crop of entries with 117 eligible stories submitted for consideration. I read every story thoroughly and silently. I read a large percentage of the stories twice, three times or more. After much deliberation, I can now announce that the three winners are:
First place: “Revive” by Richard Salazar
Second place: “Sacrament” by Charlotte Platt
Third place: “Labyrinth of the Sun” by Matt Colborn
I have also awarded a fourth place as highly commended: “The Beast” by James Ellis. The top three stories win prizes and all four of the above stories will appear in a future issue of “BFS Horizons”.
Thank you for your patience during the judging process.
Congratulations to all the winners for this year, we all look forward to seeing your stories in print. And of course, thank you once again to all of the entrants, without you the competition wouldn’t be possible. We look forward to what you have in store for us next year!