Farpoint Writer's Contest

Farpoint 2018 Short Story Contest

Thanks to all the writers who submitted and attendees who voted in the Farpoint 2018 Shorty Story Contest. The winners of this year's contest were:

Splitting Arrows – Entry #4 by Eric Bakutis - 1st Place

All That Matters Is What You Believe – Entry #12 by Phil Giunta - 2nd Place

Hillfolk – Entry #6 by Aaron Rosenberg - 3rd Place

The winning stories will appear in the Farpoint 2019 program book.

The complete list of entries was as follows:

  • Axiom – Entry #1 by Derek Tyler Attico
  • The Scourge of Joriandis Delk – Entry #2 by Kelli Fitzpatrick
  • The Stoning – Entry #3 by Susan Olesen
  • Splitting Arrows – Entry #4 by Eric Bakutis
  • Books – Entry #5 by Jennifer R. Povey
  • Hillfolk – Entry #6 by Aaron Rosenberg
  • The Consolidation of Cannis – Entry #7 by Gregory Wilson
  • Beneath the Four Doctors – Entry #8 by Ben Anderson
  • Those who Watch – Entry #9 by Robert Greenberger
  • Pan, Cake, Pita – Entry #10 by Heather Hutsell
  • In Justice There is Truth – Entry #11 by Phil Margolies
  • All That Matters Is What You Believe – Entry #12 by Phil Giunta
  • Orbiting Carina – Entry #13 by Michael Critzer

About the Contest

The short story contest was held amongst our invited guest authors. Their challenge was to write a compelling short story based substantially on a common photograph and a length of 2500 words or less.

The common image that the writers were to use as the story hook was:

Photo by Stephen Lesnik

Photo by Stephen Lesnik