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Parsec Short Story Contest Winners

Parsec is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Parsec Short Story Contest!
Theme: “Preserve or Purge”

1st place, “Revenge of the Antmen” by Joseph Sidari
2nd place, “Violet Crystal in the Sky” by William Jones
3rd place, “Almost like home” by Taria Karillion
Youth Story: “Memorial” by Teresa Curry

Judges: Andrea Stewart, Jim Horlock & Lindz McLeod.
First Readers: Penelope Smith and Ivy Speight.

Thank you to our contest sponsors!
Timmons Esaias & Mary Fletcher.
Their donations to Parsec made this contest possible.
Read about the contest:

Our contest coordinator, Alfred (AJ) Smith is a father and a rowing coach recently of Erie PA who is trying to spin writing into a full time career. He’s had works published in Deep Magic Ezine, with Air and Nothingness Press, and many other speculative venues. This is his third year running the PARSEC short story contest.

AJ is looking for someone to take over coordinating the contest for 2024. Support will be provided.
If you are interested, please contact us!