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Announcing the 2015 contest winners!

We would like to thank everyone for submitting stories to the contest! We had a large number of fantastic submissions this year, and judging was very difficult.

The top ten winning submissions are listed below in placing order for stories in First to Third Place. The next six contest winners are listed as Very Honorable Mention in alphabetical order by author name.

First to Third Place Award Winners:
1) Alexandra Pleasant: Nothing Gold [TIE]
1) Luke Valmadrid: Mockery [TIE]
2) Kristen Johnson: Murmurs by the Fire
3) Kaitlyn Bringe: The Brown Coat

Very Honorable Mention Award Winners, listed in alphabetical order by author name:
Gabriel Grahek: Forbidden Fruit
James Holden: A Swallow in the Dark
Alexander McMiller: The Oonimal
Andrew Schmiege: Quaking Earth
Anna Zabiega: Bound Reason
Abigail Zemach: Vicious Peace

Photos of the contest winners, pictured left to right: Alexandra Pleasant, James Holden, Abigail Zemach, Andrew Schmiege, Kaitlyn Bringe, Luke Valmadrid, Kristen Johnson, Gabriel Grahek, Anna Zabiega, and Alexander McMiller.
Photos of the contest winners, pictured left to right: Alexandra Pleasant, James Holden, Abigail Zemach, Andrew Schmiege, Kaitlyn Bringe, Luke Valmadrid, Kristen Johnson, Gabriel Grahek, Anna Zabiega, and Alexander McMiller.

Contest winners in First to Third Place will receive the contest booklet, a certificate, a copy of The Phantom Coach: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Ghost Stories, and a small gift. Contest winners receiving Very Honorable Mention will receive the contest booklet, a certificate, and a small gift.

If you submitted a story and you were not chosen for an award this year, please try again next year. We had many excellent applications!

Congratulations to you all!

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