Thursday, July 05, 2007

Catherynne Valente wins 2007 Million Writers Award

As announced by storySouth editor Jason Sanford:

The winner of the 2007 Million Writers Award for best online short story is "Urchins, While Swimming" by Catherynne M. Valente, published in Clarkesword Magazine. Valente's story received 31% of the public vote. The runner-ups were "All the Way to Grangeville" by A. Ray Norsworthy (Eclectica Magazine) and "The Infinite Monkey Theorem" by Marshall Moore (Word Riot).

For more information, including links to the top stories, go to

This year's award was sponsored by the Edit Red Writing Community (formerly known as Spoiled Ink). As a result of this sponsorship, the award featured a $300 prize for the overall winner and $50 memberships to Edit Red for the authors of the top ten stories of the year.

The 2008 MWA will open to nominations shortly after the start of the new year. Until then, keep an eye out for great online fiction to nominate.

Thanks again for your support.

Congratulations, Catherynne.

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