Last Saturday at GenCon, Baen Books announced the winners of their Fantasy Short Story Contest for 2017. First prize went to J. P. Sullivan for his story “The Blue Widow”. My story, “Dust of the Fallen” came in 2nd and Laurie Tom’s “And Not Go Hungry” took 3rd.
I was fortunate enough to live a few hours away, meaning I was able to attend the award ceremony and receive my certificate from Larry Correia. It also gave me an opportunity to meet and talk with some of Baen’s writers and with Jim Minz. Dinner was excellent and the conversation ranged from sharp stabby things to the trials and tribulations of writing and editing. (Which, when one thinks about it, might sometimes feel like the same thing.)
You’ll be able to read Mr. Sullivan’s story on Baen’s website in the near future. I’m hoping Ms. Tom will get her story published as soon as possible and I’ll working towards that goal for mine. I’ll post links as soon as they’re available. Both my fellow winners’ work sounded fascinating and I can hardly wait to read them.
Much thanks to Baen and all their editors for their hard work and thanks to my friends and family for their support.