Million Writers Award Voting Now Open

The storySouth Million Writers Award has released their top ten list of stories for 2011. They are:

  • “The Oracle”, Diana Abu-Jaber (Guernica Magazine)
  • “Home for the Holidays”, Kevin Carey (Apple Valley Review)
  • “On Familiar Terms”, Kelly Cherry (Blackbird)
  • “Awesome Like Us”, Elizabeth Ellen (Barrelhouse)
  • “Comedy Central”, Alicia Gifford (Frigg Magazine)
  • “The Butcher’s Chimes”, Micah Dean Hicks (Menda City Review)
  • “Remainders”, Jess Lacher (Kenyon Review Online)
  • “Mix Tape”, Jeff Landon (Barrelhouse)
  • “The Cartographer Wasps and the Anarchist Bees”, E. Lily Yu (Clarkesworld)
  • “The Mill Pond”, xTx (StoryGlossia)

There are over $1000 in cash and prizes, with the overall winner to receive $500, plus a $100 gift certificate to ThinkGeek. The three final judges who compiled this list are Forrest Anderson, Jeff VanderMeer, and one judge who chose to remain anonymous. Public vote for the overall winner is now open here until August 6, 2012.