After great and heated debate, the Aeon Award judges have now chosen the top six stories from the shortlist of the International Aeon Award 2010 Short Fiction Contest. Choosing only 6 stories from an overall shortlist of 24 excellent works has been an agonising task, and it may be some time before the judges agree to talk to one another again! Below you will find the names of the top 6 shortlisted stories. Our congratulations to the authors, and our sincere commiserations to the authors of the fine stories that did not make the top 6. Thank you all for entering your excellent work and supporting the Aeon Award writing competition in its goal to promote the writing of fantasy, horror and science fiction.
- Room of Empty Frames
- The Monster of Venice
The top 6 stories have now gone to our esteemed panel of Grand Judges, Ian Watson, Mike Resnick, Anne McCaffrey and Sam Millar, for the final decision on the three winning stories, which will win the Grand Prizes of €1000, €200 and €100, as well as publication in Albedo One. Author names have been withheld to ensure impartiality as the judging proceeds.
And finally, don't forget that the Aeon Award 2011 writing contest is now open to submissions!