2017 Halloween Fiction Contest Winner, Honorable Mentions, and Finalists

© Laura Williams McCaffrey


We’re thrilled — and chilled — to announce the results of our 2017 Halloween Fiction Contest.

We’re also so grateful to Rin Chupeco for her insight and generosity as a judge, as well as her donation of critiques and a signed copy of Bone Witch

Without further ado:

  • Winner: “The Survey” by Cathy McKelway ~ We’ll publish this on Halloween.
  • Honorable Mentions: “The Shell of Light” by Elizabeth Maria Naranjo and “At the End of the World” by Ashley Storm ~ We’ll publish both of these soon. Keep your eyes open for them.
  • Finalists: “The Transplant” by Katie Altstadt and “The Seance” by Candice Marley Conner.

Many thanks to all who submitted!


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  1. Mary says:

    I can’t wait to read them. Especially “At the end of the World”.

  2. Yay! My little short story is beside itself at being a finalist! Thank you for holding this contest, YARN! And much thanks for that—dare I say it—spooktacular critique, Rin Chupeco! I appreciate the kind words as well as the insightful ideas on what could make my story work better.

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