I heard from Anne Niven, one of the judges and editor of Sage Woman, that they had over 300 entries.? I feel very honored to have made the final 13.? Please read the press release below for more information:
PanGaia Magazine and Llewellyn Publications are pleased to announce the finalists from the Pagan Fiction Award contest. These thirteen stories, listed alphabetically by title, earned the top scores:?
"The Bitter Herbs of Camelot" by A.C. Fisher Aldag?
"Black Doe" by Vylar Kaftan?
"Dead and (Mostly) Gone" by Deborah Blake?
"Draw Down" by Alex Bledsoe?
"From Our Minds to Yours" by C.S. MacCath?
"A Nose for Magic" by Eugie Foster?
"The Rune Hag's Daughter" by Linda Steele?
"Seabird" by Paula R. Stiles?
"Selk River" by Melodie Bolt?
"Silkie's Diary" by A.C. Fisher Aldag?
"Under a Double Rainbow" by Sophie Mouette?
"A Valkyrie Among Jews" by April?
"We Have Come Home" by A.L. Waldron?
First, second, and third prize winners chosen from this list of finalists will be announced at Pantheacon, taking place in San Jose, California February 15-18, 2008. (See http://www.pantheacon.com/08/index.php
for more details on the convention.)?
We encourage authors of finalist stories to attend the award ceremony. Certificates will be issued to honor all of the finalists, including the three winners. We congratulate these authors for their exemplary contributions to Pagan literature! We also thank all the other entrants for participating in the contest; we received many wonderful stories and we appreciate your enthusiasm.?
The stories will appear in a book to be published by Llewellyn in October 2008. Watch for further updates on the Pagan Fiction Award and the anthology as we continue to promote the exciting field of Pagan literature.?
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