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Short Story Contest, Summer 2008

Welcome to Anthrofiction Network’s short story contest for summer 2008.

Finally, after much too long a wait, the summer contest is here! The theme is completely different this time, and is not so much a theme as it is a group of techniques. The bulk of the delay is because I felt some writers might appreciate a nice little essay to delineate the techniques required for the theme. Some of you are doing these things already, but those who aren’t may find these techniques a bit of a stretch until you’ve had a chance to use them.

Judging Results

I am excited to present to you the judging results for the this quarter’s contest. Ordered by score.




New Tricks



Vincent Newberry

Le Renard


Small Town Strong

Amber Barnes



Samhuinn Blackhorn


Burn: The Legend of the Last Howl



Enemies or Lovers?



Star-Crossed Lovers



Dream a Little Dream, Act III

Scott Miller (ScottyDM)


Note: the text for each story will be removed from this site on 2009-Jan-07, or earlier at the author’s request. If authors host their stories elsewhere on the Internet they may link to them from their story’s main page here on Anthrofiction Network.

This Quarter’s Theme was More than Skin Deep

A detailed description of this quarter’s theme is on the theme page.

Contest Rules

The judging criteria, how the scores are calculated, and the rules for entering the contest are all on the contest rules page.

Important Dates

Contest kickoff off and announcement of the theme: 2008-Jul-10.

Announcement of the judging results: 2008-Oct-08.

Text of the stories removed from the site: 2009-Jan-07 or earlier at request of author.

Important note: dates roll over at midnight, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
The time is: 2020-Jan-19 01:13:22.

Site Notes

All stories are copyright by their respective authors. All rights reserved unless otherwise stated by the author. Other web page contents and coding are copyright 2006 through 2009 by Scott Miller (ScottyDM) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. All rights reserved. Feel free to contact me about anything on this site.

Page contents changed: 2008-Aug-02.     Page coding changed: 2009-Sep-01.