Dream Foundry announced the finalists of its inaugural writing contest for writers of speculative fiction on October 29.
The contest was open to anyone with a completed short story who had not yet been professionally paid for their work.
The top three winners will be announced on November 15, 2019, and the first place winner will receive a $500 cash prize. All three of the top winners will receive critiques and feedback from professional writers working in the field.
William Ledbetter was the contest coordinator. Charles Coleman Finlay, editor of Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and Lisa Rodgers, agent at JABberwocky, are serving as judges for this year’s contest.
The finalists are:
- S Rain Lawrence – Minnesota
- Douglas Wu – Connecticut
- Steven Berger – Texas
- Jamie Adams – Minnesota
- Sam Tovey, United Kingdom
- Tiffany Smith – Texas
- Andrew J. Savage – Japan
- Rose Wachowski – Virginia
- Samantha Lynne Sargent – Canada
- Claire Whitmore – Wisconsin
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[Based on a press release.]