The three winners of the 2009 Robert A. Heinlein Centennial Short Story Contest are as follows: First place: “Under the Shouting Sky”, Karl Bunker. Second place: “In the Shadows”, Charlie Allery. Third place: “Salvage Sputnik”, Sam S. Kepfield.
The stories won $5,000, $2,000, and $1,000 respectively. The prize fund was donated by an admirer of Heinlein’s work who wishes to remain anonymous. The stories were judged on general literary quality and reflection of the spirit, ideas, and philosophies contained in the works of Robert A. Heinlein. A panel of professionals and editors made the final selection. The Heinlein Society wishes to thank the hundreds of authors who submitted entries.