2012 Hawthorne Citation Winners Announced

The Third Annual Hawthorne Citation winners have been announced in five categories.
Nov. 22, 2012 - PRLog -- The third annual Hawthorne Citation awards have been announced. The Hawthorne Citation recognizes excellence in English-language short fiction by honoring stories of five length, including Micro Fiction (500 words or less), Flash Fiction (501-1000 words), Short-Short (1001-2500 words), Short Story (2501-7500 words), and the Novelette (7501-17,500 words).

In the Micro Fiction category, Britain’s Tania Hershman’s powerful tale about averted suicide, In Triplicate, took top honors.

In the Flash Fiction category, American Jennifer R. Fierro pulled off a sizeable upset with her intriguing speculative work entitled Flowers for Clockwork Street. Fierro’s piece beat out the Micro Award-winning Divestiture by decorated author Bruce Holland Rogers.

The Short-Short category saw American Folly Blaine’s inspiring fantasy piece, The Hero Garden, finished atop the field.

In the Short Story category, Londoner Benjamin Kensey took top honors for his sentimental father-son tale entitled The Lake and the River.

And, in the Novelette category, American Nelson Pahl won his second Hawthorne Citation. Pahl’s White Elephant Stew, a heart-wrenching story about the dilemma of caring for a mother with dementia and finding true love, repeated his 2010 feat, accomplished with the multi-award winning novelette, Imagine Me.

You can learn more about the Hawthorne Citation at http://hawthornecitation.org.
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