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Runaway Anthology Results!

Runaway Stories: An Anthology edited by Luanne Smith, Michael Gills, and Lee ZachariasThe Runaway Anthology results are in at long, long, last. We had hoped to make this announcement three weeks ago. However, the universe conspired to slow us down with dreadful things like illness, injury, surgery and several deaths in our families, but we are gathering our wits at last. We are ready to announce the stories our judges have chosen to include in our 2020 short fiction anthology, Runaway Stories: An Anthology [working title]. *

Here are the judges’ choices:

  • “The Stones” by Richard Shelton
  • “Neighbor Boys and Cousins” by Jodi Angel* honorable mention $100
  • “Kansas” by Emily Chiles
  • “Ritual” by Albert Aden* #1 $200
  • “Running Toward Away” by Richard Jay Goldstein
  • “If That Isn’t a Sign From God, Then I Don’t Know What Is” by Philen Bradford
  • “Sugar” by Misty Skaggs
  • “The Whiskey Monkey” by Maureen O’Brien
  • “Vivian Delmar” by Louise Marberg
  • “Nothing to Light Our Way” by Emily Hoover* honorable mention $100
  • “Daphne: The Aspen Version” by Erica Olsen
  • “Reapers” by Jeffrey Byrem
  • “Reading Herzog” by Michael Simpson
  • “Iris with Mermaids” by Deborah Johnstone
  • “Sioux Falls, South Dakota” by Marisol Cortez
  • “Sever” by Kellie Carle
  • “Lubbock 1974” by Bobby Horecka
  • “Running in Circles” by Merrill Gray
  • “Under the Grapefruit Tree” by Shelbi Carpenter
  • “Willie’s Crucifixion” by Rick Campbell* #2 $200
  • “The Thing” by Lou Morrison
  • “The Anchor Song” by Maurice Ruffin
  • “After We’re Gone” by Brett Riley
  • “Xmas, Jamaica Plain” by Melanie Rae Thon
  • “The House of Unintelligible Omens” by Randall Watson
  • “Lost Her Way” by Jen Knox
  • “The Fishing Dog” by Bonnie Jo Campbell

Congratulations each of these fine authors. All of us at Madville along with our judges, Luanne Smith, Michael Gills, and Lee Zacharias wish you all the best!

* We are doing our best to have it ready in time for AWP 2020 in San Antonio! Come see us at booth number 1658.

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