Thanks first to our thirteen wonderful finalists–and for you readers, who contributed to the more than 10,000 views of their pieces. Tonight we are pleased to announce voters’ top five selections. They are
5) “Second Coming” by Emily Harris Adams
4) “Red Rock” by Marianne Hales Harding
3) “No Substitute for Chocolate” by Jeanna Mason Stay
2) “In Bulk” by Marilyn Nielsen
and our Grand Prize Winner…
1) “Stillborn” by Merrijane Rice
Congratulations! When we started the Lit Blitz, we knew there was an audience for LDS literary works, but we’ve been impressed and encouraged by how strong and supportive that audience has been. Since we were also impressed by the quality of submissions the contest received, we’ve decided to launch a new online literary venue called Everyday Mormon Writer. This week we’re featuring a poem by Lit Blitz Semi-Finalist Jake Balser and art by Nick Stephens. We will feature one work per week for the next few months as we build up a body of quality work until we are able to publish every weekday. Any works that were submitted to the Lit Blitz will be considered for publication on Everyday Mormon Writer. We also encourage you to submit other short works; details can be found on our Submissions page.
Thanks once again for your interest and support.
Nicole Wilkes Goldberg