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                                                       March 30, 2017:

The Atlantis Short Story Contest 2016 (219 short story entries) PROUDLY PRESENTS...


TOP 15:

1. Chelsey Evans - Asylum  Albuquerque, NM, USA

2. Erica Williams - The Holding of Violence (non-fiction)  Melbourne, Australia

       Read Erica's winning story here

3. Sophie Allen - The Unraveling  Canberra, Australia

4. Katarina Graah-Hagelbäck - Facing Façades  Malmö, Sweden

       Read Katarina's winning story here

5. Paul Duffy - Voltage  Dublin, Ireland

6. Daniel Norrish - A Certain Type of Artist. The True Story of Moondyne Joe. (creative non-fiction)

       Read Daniel's winning story here (as well as his 2014 winning entry and highly commended read entitled "You")

7. Anjarna Lake - Just Shoot Me  Perth, Western Australia

       Read Anjarna's winning story here

8. Dr. Arthur Klepfisz - THE CICADA SKIN  Melbourne, Australia

       Read Arthur's winning story here and Buy his novel called "AN EYE FOR AN EYE HERE" here (free delivery worldwide)

                                Learn more about the author and his novel here

9. Mashie Stander - Andi

10. Sandra Blair, MD - Raw Chicken  Austin, TX, USA

       Read Sandra's winning story here

11. Maxine Backus - Waving as they go (non-fiction)

12. Sara Strickland - Snapshots of a Catholic

13. Myra Koch - Wavedancer  Sydney, Australia

       Read Myra's winning story here

14. Tommy Forbes - Gary the Monster

15. Gabriela Theodora BantaČ™ - Pursuer of the Universe  Bucharest, Romania

       Read Gabriela's winning story here


TOP 16 - 40:

16. Jessie Tu - This is how you build a house

17. Mara Blazic - French Toast In Suburbija  Adelaide, Australia

18. Howard Englander - Fish Story  Chicago, Illinois, USA

       Read Howard's winning story here 

       You are invited to read his weekly blog posts in the Chicago Tribune here

19. Margot Ogilvie - The Best Story  Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia

       Read Margot's winning story here

20. Erin Bauer - Christmas Belles  Lincoln, NE, USA

       Read Erin's winning story here

21. Charanjeet Singh Minhas - Thanedar Sahib (creative non-fiction)  Newark, Delaware, USA

       Read Charanjeet's winning story here

       Read Charanjeet's story "Oh, Boy!" in the "Eastlit" journal

22. Terrence Dunn - As the waves make towards the pebbl'd shore

23. N.J.Bayley - A Dog Called Tesco

24. Judy S. Richardson - GRACE WILL FIND YOU  Richmond, VA, USA

25. John Hoepfner - The Tale of Magic Pixie Dust  Appleton, WI, USA

       Read John Hoepfner's winning story here

26. Anjarna Lake - Lucky Me  Perth, Western Australia

       Read Anjarna's winning story here

27. Denis Berckefeldt - KENNY  Denver, CO, USA

       Read Denis' winning story here

28. David Campbell - Belonging  Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia

       Read David's winning story here

29. Karen Bailey - Southwest from Venus (non-fiction)  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

30. Robert Laird - The Perfect Witness

       Read Robert's winning story here

31. Patricia Hilton-Johnson - Broadway Illuminations  Cottisford, UK

32. Marina Cid - UNWRAPPING JANI

33. Niamh MacCabe - Memorising the Skylark  Leitrim, Ireland

34. Noel Owen - St. Thomas Church Parking Lot

35. Stephanie Hoskin - Fairy Tale Threads (based on true events)  Burringbar, New South Wales, Australia

       Read Stephanie's winning story here

36. Jessie Tu - Story

37. Joseph Howard - The Sadness in the Sweet  Wake Forest, NC, USA

38. Fiona Jones - Burning Agnes (non-fiction)

39. Christine Webb - The Intern  Kalamazoo, USA

       Read Christine's winning story here

40. Andre Gouyneau - Chairs and Company  Dumbéa, New Caledonia, France

       Read Andre's winning story here

       You are invited to read "A Last Word" here

(in alphabetical order)

Alexandra Lehmann - Moments  Christchurch, New Zealand

       Read Alexandra's winning story here      

Alison Miller - Lightning Twice: A Tale Of Two Daughters (non-fiction)  Sydney, Australia

Britnie Jasmine Johnston - A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY  Melbourne, Australia

Cecilia Polisena - The Murderer's Song (Fiction, although based on true events…)  Buenos Aires, Argentina

       Read Cecilia's winning story here

Daniel Norrish - Akubra: An Australian Bushman’s Hat.

Darren Cray - The Hunt

Eamon Doggett - A Bus Journey

       Read Eamon's winning story here

Emily Brugman - Cooper's Red  Byron Bay, Australia

       Read Emily's winning story here

Henry Plunkett - Drive-by  Perth, Australia

Jack Ratliff - Velvet Balls (creative non-fiction)  Santa Fe, NM, USA

       Read Jack's winning story here

Judy Mayhew - The E&N  Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada

Kimberlee Esselstrom - It Only Takes a Second (non-fiction)  

Leon Stokes - Bloodlines: A Story of Fortune and Faith (non-fiction)  

Niamh MacCabe - Forever Four Stone Walls  Leitrim, Ireland

Sandra Blair - Sun, Rain, Snuggle Down  Austin, TX, USA

       Read Sandra's winning entry here


We would like to thank all participants for the multitude of quality submissions.

The majority of participating writers come from English-speaking countries

such as the US, Australia, Canada, the UK, and New Zealand. We applaud the

unprecedented originality in terms of the compelling themes, unique narrative styles, and

intriguing characters featured in the submitted entries. This contest was the most competitive

in six years and it was a challenge to narrow the list down to 40.


We encourage the authors of the top winning short stories to allow us to publish their entries right here

on the website of the Atlantis Short Story Contest. Kindly use the contact form to let us know if

we have your consent to publish your entry. You retain the rights to your story in any case.

If you like, let us know where you come from (city, country), so we can add this information

to the list of the winners. The winning authors also receive an e-mail shortly that touches upon these matters.


Once again, we are amazed at the superb quality of the submitted entries.

Congratulations on your outstanding work! The Atlantis Short Story Contest mentors

and fosters talent and we are looking forward to promoting longer works such as your novels

on our website. A few hundred users visit the website each week, thus, do not miss out

on this opportunity!


We are proud to promote the published work of the participating writer Isabelle Dupuy.

You can read Isabelle's story in "Litro," a London-based literary magazine.