Our first Gernsback Writing Contest closed with 77 entries.
The stories were distributed to our readers (10) in a randomly assigned fashion. Following lots of reading, 18 of those 77 stories were selected by the readers to move on to the final judging phase.
Those who have not advanced have been informed via email; we wish them the best of luck with their writing careers and urge each and every one of them to consider submitting to future contests.
Our 18 finalists are – in no particular order (well, alphabetized by title) (and with author name redacted because we’re still judging)
The Mercurian Family
Swallow the Sky
Bob the Hipster Knight
Winter and Summer
Size of the Fight
Awake the Snorting Citizens With the Bell
You Say Goodbye
The Sounding Cataract
How Gaia and the Guardian Saved the World
Penny of Tharsis Montes
A Clean Start
Parental Guidance Recommended
Authors – please refrain from celebration until the judging has concluded. And congratulations to you all for having moved on to the next stage!