Short Story Contest
Bold Type is pleased to announce the winner and runners-up in our first annual Short Story Contest. With over one thousand entries to read (that's one million words!), we've had our hands full during the last couple of months. Of course, with any contest of this kind it must be said that choosing one story over all the rest was difficult.
Since this is Bold Type's first fiction contest of any kind, we didn't really know what we were getting into when we undertook it. We chose a 1,000-word format because a shorter story lends itself better to the online experience. What we didn't realize is how much differently a 1,000-word story reads when compared to its longer cousins, popular since the days of O. Henry. The shorter the story, the lighter a writer's touch must be, and the more compressed his or her style. Even so, we found exceptions to any possible generalization in the course of judging the stories, as writers produced--in varying degrees of success--effects ranging from ponderous profundity to outrageous slapstick.
That being said, it is now time to announce the winner and three runners-up to the first annual Bold Type Short Story Contest:
Third runner-up is Andy Dehnart for his story "Dinner".
Second runner-up is Lulu Grant for her story "The Elevator".
First runner-up is David Fettig for his story "The Novelist".
And finally... First Prize belongs to Roger Angle, for his story "Casualty of War".
Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to all of our entrants for making The First Annual Short Story Contest a success.
Bold Type would also like to thank The Cortland Review and About.com's Fiction Site for helping us to publicize our contest.
Bold Type Magazine
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