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04 Aug 2018: With apologies for the time it has taken, Albedo One is proud to announce the full shortlist for the International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest, 2018. The titles of all stories shortlisted during the four rounds of the 2018 contest are given below, with author names removed to ensure impartiality while the contest proceeds.

White People, White Spandex
Is normal normal?
Waking Up
Everything
Pairidaeza
Soul Deep
The Last Ferry Leaves at 6
Somewhere Over the Critical Line
Mr Caper’s Children
Whispers in the Grain
Our Breads
Handbag
A Cloud Of Stars
Dimentia timore Dei
FRATRICIDE ROYALE
The Future Isn’t Multiple Choice
Keeping You Safe
Interstellar Intervention
Planetfall
A God and his Boy
Karma Farm
The Farewell Cabin
Divergence
Self Driven Six Year Old
Weaver’s Trap
Butcherbird
Awakening
Erasmus and Iona
Honeymoon
A Watchful Farmer
Odd Offerings of Hideousness
Pond Life
An Underworld Meeting
In Memorium
The Song and the Logic
The Shedded Self
Bloodbent
Red Dust
The Group
Relics
Handful of Notes
This Is For Your Safety
The Box
The Tank
Milo

Mr Smart

In the coming month, the Interim Judges panel will finish the agonizing process of choosing the top 6 stories from the entire shortlist. These 6 will then proceed to the Grand Judges for the final decision on the three winning stories, which we will announce here as soon as possible.

Don’t forget, the International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest is open for entries from January 1st to November 30th each year. 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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