October 19, 2013 – The Interim Judges Panel for the International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest 2013 have completed the difficult process of choosing the stories to be added to the contest shortlist after the third round of the competition, which ran from July 1 to September 30.
The judges have added a total of eight fine stories to the shortlist, bringing the combined total of stories shortlisted in the first, second and third rounds to 21 for 2013.
The titles of all shortlisted stories are given below, with author names withheld to ensure impartiality whilst the contest proceeds.
We thank the authors of all the stories who entered and supported the contest during the third round, and congratulate the authors of the 8 new shortlisted stories, whose work now goes on in the competition with a chance to win the 1000 euro Grand Prize and publication in Albedo One.
The Bottle Shop
The Number You Have Dialled is No Longer in Service
Meeting God Jr
Neb, the Mariner
The Widow Woman and The Black Dog
Ever Closer Union
The Water’s Edge
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.