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Sep 19, 2015 – The Interim Judges Panel for the International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest 2015 have, at long 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 10 stories to the shortlist after the second round, bringing the total shortlisted in the first two rounds to 16. The titles of all newly shortlisted stories are given below, but author names are 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 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. Our commiserations to the authors of those stories that were not shortlisted this time around.

Round 2
The Transmissions
The Sadie Hawkins
Dog Island
The Tracker
Northern Lights
The Moon of Lila-Vihreä
The Dream-killer Waits

Round 1
Variable Star
Mary’s Plant
The Cat in the Cave
The Deer

Don’t forget, the International Aeon Award 2015 Short Fiction Contest will remain open for entries until November 30, 2015. 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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