Apex Holiday Horrors Flash Fiction Winner

The winner and runners-up of Apex magazine’s Holiday Horrors flash fiction contest have been announced:

  • WINNER: “All I Want for Christmas”, Charles Payseur
  • Runner-up: “Blood and Peppermint”, Clint Collins
  • Runner-up: “Missa do Galo”, Inês Montenegro

Payseur’s story will be published in Apex #121 on January 5, 2021. The runners-up each receive $10 and will be published on Apex‘s blog and Patreon page. The winner and runners-up were chosen by guest judge Mike Allen from a list of top 20 entries, compiled by Apex editors Jason Sizemore & Lesley Conner from an initial 353 entries. The other 17 finalists were:

  • Patrick Barb
  • Kealan Patrick Burke
  • Byron Alexander Campbell
  • Robert Daeley
  • Katharine Duckett
  • Melissa Dykes
  • Giles Gammage
  • Brian Griffiths
  • AJ Hartson
  • Jordan Kurella
  • Premee Mohamed
  • Rajiv Mote
  • Liv Sävström Müller
  • Rebecca Rasmussen
  • Theresa Siebert
  • Erin K. Wagner
  • L.T. Ward

For more information, see Apex‘s website.

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