Dead of Winter 2008 Winners!

We were very pleased with the quality and variety of the entries and invite all of our entrants back for DOW 2009.

The winning stories are:

  • 1st place: “Ice Under the Bridge” by Ryan Peterson
  • 2nd place: “Merry and Monroe” by Shannon Schuren
  • 3rd place: “Bridging Christmas” by Kristi Petersen Schoonover
  • Honorable mention: “Frozen Returns” by Elizabeth H_____

Winning entries will be published in the March 2009 issue of Toasted Cheese.

We invite you to post your non-winning entries for feedback at our password-protected forums.

Our next contest is the spring “Three Cheers and a Tiger” – write a mystery in a weekend. Theme and word limit will be announced March 20 at 5 p.m. EST on our main board; contest closes at 5 p.m. EST March 22. Our ninth annual “Dead of Winter” short fiction contest opens November 1st with theme and word count limit announced on our main board.

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