Summer Lovin’ Short Story Winners Announced!

The Summer Lovin’ Short Story Contest results are in.  After one set of judges narrowed the field down to 8 finalists, a second panel of judges scored the stories to decide the final ranking. It was tough and in some cases a mere handful of points made the difference between one place and the next.

Just as a reminder, the top placing story and writer wins

  • US$150
  • Professional editing of entry
  • Blog tour inclusion
  • Priority submission of a longer work
  • Four copies of published anthology


Three Runners up win

  • US$100
  • Professional editing of entry
  • Publication in the anthology
  • Two copies of published anthology

And the remaining of the 8 finalists receive professional constructive criticism of their submissions.


 And the winners are:

First Prize: Abigail Bok
Runners Up: Natalie Richards, Sundee M Miles, and Morgan K Wyatt
Honorable Mention: Maureen Lee Lenker, Julia Daniels, Sarah Ozcandarli, and Jacqueline Seewald

Congratulations to you all for making the top 8.

The top four winners will join award-winning and popular authors KaraLynne Mackrory, Karen M Cox, Linda Beutler, and J Marie Croft in the Sun-Kissed summer anthology.

5 Responses

  1. Sophia Rose

    So excited for everyone and eager to see the stories!

    • admin

      So are we!

  2. Monica P

    Congratulations, everyone!

  3. Suzan Lauder

    Congratulations to everyone! I look forward to reading the work of all 8 of the contest finalists in future, now that their names are famous. I’m also stoked for the final “Sun-Kissed” stories and cover–Christina and Zuki are amazing!

  4. Joy Dawn King

    Yay, Abigail! Congrats to the others as well. I already have my finger poised to ‘buy with one click’. This is another reason to look forward to summer.