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July 30, 2013 – The Interim Judges Panel for the International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest 2013 have, at last, completed the difficult process of choosing those stories to be added to the contest shortlist after the second round of the competition, which ran from April 1 to June 30.

The judges have added a total of seven excellent stories to the shortlist, bringing the combined total of stories shortlisted in the first and second round to 13 for 2013.

The titles of all shortlisted stories are given below, and the most recent 7 stories are highlighted in italics, with author names withheld to ensure impartiality whilst the contest proceeds.

We thank the authors of all the stories entered into the contest during the second round, and congratulate the authors of the new 7 shortlisted stories, whose stories now go on in the competition with a chance to win the 1000 euro Grand Prize and publication in Albedo One.

The Path to Nowhere
Auto de Fe
The Dark Room
Lewis and Clark Meet Bigfoot or Sasquatchegewea
The Widow Woman and The Black Dog
Ever Closer Union
The Water’s Edge
Victoria Chase
We Can Finish Your Baby’s Brain For You

Don’t forget, the International Aeon Award 2013 Short Fiction Contest will remain open for entries until November 30, 2013. The Aeon Award short fiction contest has been running since 2004 and has a Grand Prize of €1000 and publication in Albedo One! Second and third place contest prizes are €200 and €100 as well as guaranteed publication in Albedo One, the leading Irish magazine of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

See the full Aeon Award writing competition rules for more.

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