“There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.”
-William Makepeace Thackeray

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After long last, The Top Ten Stories for The Million Writers Award have been released! From these top ten, the public will vote for the winner (First Place: $600 + $100 ThinkGeek gift certificate / Second Place: $200 / Third Place: $100). Although my story, A Day Like No Other, didn’t make any of the cuts, I am still in full support of this award.

To shed some light in case you don’t know: The Million Writers Award is in its eighth year, and they take nominations from writers, readers, and editors with the only criteria being the story nominated must have been published online in the year prior and must be at least 1,000 words. After they read through all of the nominations, they construct a list of Notable Stories (this year had 158), then narrow it to ten stories, and then open voting to decide the winners of first, second, and third place.

Check it out!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some reading to do, followed by a very important vote. 🙂

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