Bards and Sages Announce 2005 Winners for International Contest

May 16, 2011

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Bards and Sages Announce 2005 Winners for International Contest

(PRWEB) August 16, 2005

Bards and Sages ( announces the winners of its 2005 international writing contest. The contest, which focused on the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, received over 200 entries from writers in 11 countries. A portion of the proceeds from reading fees was donated to the Red Cross.

Flash Fiction:

1st Prize: Ashley Tamerline, Philadelphia, PA

“The New Guy”

2nd Prize: Swapna Kishore, Bangalore, India

“The Face She Remembers”

3rd Prize: Anthony Cooke, San Francisco, CA



1st Prize: Deanna Marie Emmerson, Ontario, Canada


2nd Prize: Lynn Veach Sadler, Sanford, NC

“Again–‘Les Fleurs du Mal'”

3rd Prize: Bob Quinn, Crimora, VA


Short Story:

1st Prize:David Stephenson, Annapolis, MD

“The Glass Eye”

2nd Prize: David Lawrence, Ontario, CA

“Through the Data Storm”

3rd Prize: Jerry Kline, Pittsburgh, PA

“In the Beginning”


1st prize: Elena Clark, Charlotte, NC

“Winter of the Gods”

2nd Prize: Meghann McVey, Laplace, LA

“Dragon’s Ire, Phoenix Flame”

3rd Prize: Ross Raffin, Los Altos Hills, CA

“Netherlands Roulette”

The following were also awarded Honorable Mentions:

Melissa Herman, Colorado Springs, CO

“The Cat Lady”

Jenue Brosinski, Hamburg, Germany

“The Lucky Card”

Mark Torrender, Watford, UK


The winning entries will be included in the upcoming anthology, Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, due out in February 2006. For more information, visit

Note to media: To protect the privacy of our winners, If you would like to request additional information or interviews regarding any of the winners, please contact us directly. We will forward your request to the author and have them contact you.

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