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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
Seascaped Causeway
Neb, the Mariner
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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    Ashley Ellison

    I was just wondering, how and where I can view the stories that have made it into the short lists? It will help me understand why my own writing didn’t get selected.

    • Frank Ludlow
      Frank Ludlow

      Hi Ashley,

      Thanks for your interest in the Aeon Award and for supporting the contest.

      You can read some of the winning stories in various issues of Albedo One magazine, and you can get a cheap pdf online on our website here. Issue 44 has, for example, the winners of the Aeon Award 2012 contest. These will give you some idea of the type of story that the judges are shortlisting.

      Thanks again,

      Frank Ludlow & the Albedo One team


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