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Reader nominations for Million Writers Award

The 2006 Million Writers Award is now CLOSED for nominations. This page was for INDIVIDUALS to nominate one short story published in an online magazine and all of the nominations can be seen below. Nominations from editors of online magazines can be seen here.

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DOING WHAT I CAN FOR THE MINOTAUR MIND by Timber Masterson
http://www.3ammagazine.com/fiction/2005/jun/minotaur_mind.html

TIME IS NOT A PRIVILEGE by Katrina Denza
http://libweb.sfasu.edu/real/vol30-1/timeisnotaprivilege.htm

AT THE CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP by Tom Bradley
http://www.nthposition.com/atthecreativewriting.php

"And to Think That He Kissed Him on Lorimer Street" by Richard Grayson

http://jmww.150m.com/Grayson.html

"Between Breath and a Word" by Bill Collopy
http://www.dublinquarterly.com/03/f_bcollopy.html

"We Three Thieves" by Sean Meriwether
http://velvetmafia.com/17/meriwether.php

"1001 Ways to Defeat Green Arrow" by Richard Grayson

http://www.tokyogumbo.com/Richard_Grayson/

"The Gadget" by P. Terrence McGovern
http://www.verbsap.com/2005febmcgovern.html

Why I'll Always Wear Layers by Caroline Kepnes
http://eyeshot.net/kepnes1.html

"A Suitable Girl" by Gokul Rajaram
http://www.eclectica.org/v9n2/rajaram.html

Sive's Vision
by John W. Sexton
http://www.verbsap.com/2005.oct/sexton.html

"Korematsu Love" by Steven Gillis

http://www.tryst3.com/issue13/gillis.html

Joining the Chorus

by

Susan B. Townsend

http://www.theroseandthornezine.com/Spring05/Chorus

"Land of the Golden Giants" by Richard Grayson

http://www.friggmagazine.com/issuenine/splashpages/grayson.htm

"Namesake" by Justin Crouse
http://www.riverwalkjournal.org/vol2iss1/crousenamesake.html

NOTE: This story has been nominated by multiple readers. Due to space constraints, only this nomination is listed.

"Writ in Water" by Constance Squires

http://www.eclectica.org/v9n4/feature.html

The Other's Shoe
by Joseph Guderian
http://www.epicentermagazine.org/short.htm

"Vampires of Northwest Arkansas" by Richard Grayson

http://www.verbsap.com/2005febgrayson.html

"What They Did That Winter" by Richard Grayson


http://www.mosaicminds.net/prose_definingmoments_thatwinter

A Garage With No Windows by Mark Martin

http://www.verbsap.com/2005dec/martin.html

"Our Best Measure," by Anne Leigh Parrish
http://www.fictionwarehouse.com/yr03/stories/050518.asp

"No One Can Swim to the Moon"by Miriam N. Kotzin
Eclectica Fiction

http://www.eclectica.org/v9n4/kotzin.html

www.wanderingarmy.com/archives/65.html

My Twelfth Twelfth Story Story by Richard Grayson

"Trumpet Field" by Janet Nodar
http://www.athicket.com.

"Whisper California" by Vishal Khanna
http://www.thievesjargon.com/content/workview.php?work=461

"Our Gift and Our Curse" by Kim Harrington
http://www.hardluckstories.com/summer2005/Gift-Harrington.htm

"Three Scenes from My Life (With Special Guest Star Truman Capote)" by Richard Grayson
http://methree.net/archives/2005/January/graysoncapote.html

"I Am Gone"

by

Laura Hird

http://www.barcelonareview.com/48/e_lh.htm

"Everybody's Gotta Eat"
by Kevin Winchester

http://www.southernhum.com/kevin-winchester/

The Girl with the Diamond Tattoo by Steven Gillis
http://www.summersetreview.org/06winter/diamond.htm

"1980: A Memoir About a Loss and a Win" by Robin Slick

http://http://www.slowtrains.com/vol5issue1/slickvol5issue1.html

"The Twice-Sold Plot" by Paul Vidich

http://www.wordriot.org/template.php?ID=649

"Red Badge of Nothing" by Victor Lana (Jr.)

http://www.combat.ws/S3/BAKISSUE/CMBT03N3/REDBADGE.HTM

"Detroit to Seattle Transplant" by Scott Miles

"My Son, the Priest" by Caroline Kepnes
http://www.barcelonareview.com/47/eck.htm

NOTE: This story has been nominated by multiple readers. Due to space constraints, only this nomination is listed.

"A Pirouette Before He Went Falling" by John Pluecker
http://www.juliemango-publications.com/pages/71/index.htm

"The Road to Carville" by Pat Tompkins
http://www.blreview.org/issue_fall2005/carville.pdf

"Schmuck Brothers of East Harlem" by Richard Grayson

http://www.apogeemag.com/prosepoetry/schmuck.html

"Whos Charlie" by Martin Treanor
http://www.spinetinglermag.com/fall2005story4.htm

"Girls of the Cross" by Vishal Khanna
http://www.fictionwarehouse.com/yr03/stories/050629.asp

"A Trick of the Mirror" by Donna Gagnon
http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue184/trick_mirror.html

"Schmuck with an Underwood" by Bryon Quertermous
http://skivemagazine.com/stories200509sept/shmuck.html

"M and Cornelia" by Kathy Karlson (http://www.eclectica.org/v9n4/karlson.html) 3,836 words

Why I'll Always Wear Layers
Caroline Kepnes
http://eyeshot.net/kepnes1.html

Duraznitos by Liliana V. Blum, translated by Toshiya Kamei

http://www.eclectica.org/v9n4/kamei.html


"Looting in Irak",Robyn Singer Rose http://www.outsiderink.com/05/fall/rose.php readership

"Two Totally True Tales Featuring The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan as Cupid"
by Richard Grayson

http://www.barrelhousemag.com/grayson.html

The Expatriate Takes A Picture, By Jason Rice
published 2005 on The Istanbul Lit Review.

"Drinking in Iranduba" by Jarda Cervenka
http://www.whistlingshade.com/0501.html

"(Mis)Adventures in Consciousness" by Ed Hamilton
http://www.mississippireview.com/2005/Vol11No1-Jan05/1101-010805-Barr.html

"The Convert"
By Hugo Vaughn
http://velvetmafia.com/18/vaughn.php

"I Saw Mommy Kissing CitiCorp" by Richard Grayson

http://cautionarytale.com/features/mommykissing.htm

"Detroit to Seattle Trasplant" by Scott Miles

"Sheheerazade For Natasha" by Buki Papillon

http://www.webdelsol.com/Del_Sol_Review/dsr13/nv-buki.htm

"If You Leave Me Behind Now I Will Not Be the Same" by Lou Amodeo

http://www.friggmagazine.com/volumeonearchive/ifyouleavemebehind.htm

Killing Time In Oklahoma by Scott Ford

"Detroit to Seattle Transplant" by Scott Miles
http://www.the2ndhand.com/itineraries/detroit.html

"Seahorhes" by Robin Evans
http://www.eclectica.org/v9n4/evans.html

"Grey White Yellow" by Mita Ghose

http://www.gowanusbooks.com/Mita_Ghose_GWY.html

"What to Do?" by Sean Ennis

http://www.swinkmag.com/ennis.html

"On my birthday i'll be free." by Matano Lipuka.
http://www.author-me.com/fict05/onmybirthday.htm

"On my birthday i'll be free." By Matano LIpuka. http://www.author-me.com/fict05/onmybirthday.htm

Strange Cabbages by D.A. Taylor
http://www.eclectica.org/v9n4/taylor.html

"Colour of Friendship"
by Debra Broughton
http://wordriot.org/template.php?ID=539

"A Field Guide to Ugly Places" by Patrick Samphire
http://www.strangehorizons.com/2005/20050606/field_guide-f.shtml

"The Wading Pool" by Steve Finbow

"Stitching Time" by Stephanie Burgis
http://www.forteanbureau.com/mar2005/Burgis/index.html

"Miracle Grow" by Scott Cook
http://www.verbsap.com/2005sept/cook.html

NOTE: This story has been nominated by multiple readers. Due to space constraints, only this nomination is listed.

"Sister Carleen Swanson's Revelation" by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

http://www.dfire.org/x1362.xml

"El Corazon" by Kathy Flann
http://www.barcelonareview.com/46/e_kf.htm

"Considering Moving to Mississippi, a Storm Hits" by Sean Ennis

http://www.pindeldyboz.com/seconsideringmovingtomississi.htm

"The Night Elvis Came to Beale Street" by Corey Mesler http://www.bedfordnovel.com/fifteenproject/six41505.htm

"El Corazon" by Kathy Flann
http://www.barcelonareview.com/46/e_kf.htm

"Waiting" by Amy Kiger-Williams

http://pindeldyboz.com/akwwaiting.htm

“Waiting” by Amy Kiger-Williams

"A Wake in One Zone"
Richard Grayson

http://www.mosaicminds.net/670

"On the Sole of a Nike" by Tomi Shaw
http://www.barcelonareview.com/48/e_ts.htm

"Lost in Carver Country" by Greg Ames
http://www.pindeldyboz.com/gacarver.htm

NOTE: This story has been nominated by multiple readers. Due to space constraints, only this nomination is listed.

Juanita by Tim Wohlforth

www.thuglit.com/zine/thug2/juanita.pdf

"Proposal for a Century Village Ibsen Festival" by Richard Grayson

http://somewhat.org/mod.php?mod=userpage&menu=500&page_id=286

"A New York Times Exclusive" by Greg Ames
http://hobartpulp.com/fiction/dec05ames.html

NOTE: This story has been nominated by multiple readers. Due to space constraints, only this nomination is listed.

"I Might Not Miss You" by Michael Hartford

http://www.summersetreview.org/05fall/miss.htm

"Let the Reader Beware" by Richard Grayson

http://www.hobartpulp.com/fiction/dec05grayson.html

Autumn Moon by Wayne Scheer
http://www.triplopia.org/inside.cfm/ct/471

"Wrath" by Sarah M. Balcomb

http://www.pindeldyboz.com/sbwrath.htm

Freddie's Wife by Richard Loehle

"Kisses on the Forehead"
by Liliana V. Blum
translated by Toshiya Kamei

http://www.hobartpulp.com/fiction/nov05blum.html

"Oranges and Apples" by Richard Grayson

http://www.writethis.com/z09.html

"A New York Times Exclusive" by Greg Ames
http://hobartpulp.com/fiction/dec05ames.html

"Five Serrated Dreams" by Emily Mitchell
http://www.bu.edu/agni/fiction/online/2005/mitchell.html

"The Five People You Meet When You Shit Your Pants" Jeff T. Kane and Matt McCord
http://www.thievesjargon.com/content/workview.php?work=393

"Tulsa" by J. C. Frampton

"Urban Reef (or, It's Hard to Find a Friend in the City)" by Marshall Moore

http://www.barcelonareview.com/46/e_mm.htm

"I Almost Blew My Job" by Willie Smith
http://laurahird.com/showcase/williesmith.html

"Sive's Vision" by John W. Sexton
http://www.verbsap.com/2005oct/sexton.html

"Jim Cherry in the Otherworld" - by Corey Mesler

http://www.alicebluereview.org/one/prose/mesler.html

“A Jamaican Christmas Story”
by Geoffrey Philp

WHERE YOU WANT TO GO by Miriam Kotzin in Nuvein
http://nuvein.com/Issue25/fiction25/whereyouwanttogo.html

"The Saint and Sapphira" by Vanessa Gebbie

http://www.absinthe-literary-review.com/stories/gebbie.htm

Florence by Charlie Yu (http://www.eclectica.org/v9n3/yu.html)

"Finding My Werewolf Mask in the Hide-a-Bed, July 4th, 1994" by Michael Czyzniejewski

Paul Kavanagh
FAILURE OF THE COMMON MAN

http://www.milkmag.org/PAULKAVAN6.html

'The McMahon Institute for Unquiet Minds'
by Tade Thompson

http://www.ideomancer.com/main/vol4issue2/thompson/one.html

"Kiss of Chocolate" By Harvey K. Slade
http://scars.tv/cgi-bin/framesmain.pl?writers

"Hidden" by Andrea Buchanan
http://www.verbsap.com/2005june/buchanan.html

"Hidden"
by Andrea J. Buchanan
http://www.verbsap.com/2005june/buchanan.html

"Shall We Run For Our Lives" by Robert Lopez
http://www.barcelonareview.com/50/e_rl.htm

"From the Diary of Ethel Muggs," by Sue O'Doherty.

http://www.eclectica.org/v9n4/odoherty.html

"Kisses on the forehead" by Liliana V. Blum, translated by Toshiya
Kamei
http://www.hobartpulp.com/fiction/nov05blum.html

"The Snowing Loneliness of Buffalo" by Greg Ames
http://www.failbetter.com/2005-2/AmesSnowing.htm

"The Chartreuse Wallpaper" by David LeMaster
http://www.eclectica.org/v9n3/lemaster.html

Title: Urges
Author: Jordan Rosenfeld
URL: http://www.literarymama.com/fiction/archives/000410.html

Flies—Wet, Dry and In-Between
Randall Brown
http://www.philadelphiastories.org/stories/brown_flies.html

"grace williams" by mark gallacher
http://www.laurahird.com/showcase/markgallacher2.html

"One Good Day" by Paula Morell
http://www.southernhum.com/paula-morell/

" In The Heat" by A.Igoni Barrett

"Shoreline" by Timothy Gager

"Warm" by William Painter

"Passport to Heaven" by Victor Ehikhamenor
http://www.eclectica.org/v9n2/ehikhamenor.html

"Springer Syndrome" by Jeff T. Kane

"The Designated Hitter" by Timothy Burgess

http://www.thievesjargon.com/content/workview.php?work=258

"Interview with James Valentine, Director of Passion of the Christ-The Outtakes" by Chris Wilson

Glendarella The Hypno Vixen by Alexandra Fox
http://www.scorchedearthpublishing.com/Resurrection/Glendarella.html

Nomination for Million Writers Annual Awards

Tear Jerker by Gerald Budinski
http://www.eclectica.org/v9n4/budinski.html

About Jose by Alex Keegan (http://www.eclectica.org/v9n2/keegan_jose.html)

"Blue Fairy" by Powell Burke

http://www.eclectica.org/v9n4/burke.html

"Love's Gardens" by Ed Lynskey

"Responsibility and Corruption on Elm Avenue" bt Corbitt Nesta
published in Eclectica Magazine v9n3

"Incarceration" by Greg Ames

"86th Street And The Summer Of Love" by Colin Conway

http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/StreSumm.shtml

"Life Amongst the Ashes" by Craig Murray

http://www.poeticdiversity.org/main/poemArchive.php?recordID=479

"Hitlertown" by Stefan Keisbye

http://hobartpulp.com/travel/hitlertown.html

"The High Stool" by Abha Iyengar

http://www.gowanusbooks.com/high_stool_iyengar.html

"The Way You Make Me Feel" by Caroline Kepnes

"We Were All Too Young to Drink Once" by Sarah Stodola

"The Day The World Ended" by Devan Sagliani

http://outsiderink.com/05/fall/sagliani.php

"The Oldest Tink" by Alexandra Fox
http://www.coffeehousefiction.com/theoldesttink.html

"Syrians on the Top Floor" by Hazera Forth

http://www.dublinquarterly.com/03/f_hforth.html

"Responsibility and Corruption on Elm Avenue" by Corbitt Nesta

"The Smell of Almond Polish" by Alex Keegan
http://www.alsopreview.com/thewriters/keegan/aksmell.html

"Bless The Child" by Robin Antalek

"Bless The Child" by Robin Antalek

"Post-Extraction" by Maud Newton

"Childhoods Are Supposed To Be Happy" by Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz

http://www.nuvein.com/fiction23/childhoods03.html

"Conjugating Sleep" by Susan Dugan

Nominating:

"I Am Iron Man" by James Blessington.

http://www.projectedletters.com/5/fiction/iron-man.php

"Conjugating Sleep" by Susan Dugan

http://www.eclectica.org/v9n2/dugan.html

When we don't talk about love by Alex Keegan

http://www.dublinquarterly.com/03/f_akeegan.html

"The Day the World Ended" by Devan Sagliani
http://outsiderink.com/05/fall/sagliani.php

“Waiting” by Amy Kiger-Williams
http://pindeldyboz.com/akwwaiting.htm

"The Day the World Ended" by Devan Sagliani
http://outsiderink.com/05/fall/sagliani.php

Thomas Hopkins
"The Mountains Go to War"

http://www.pindeldyboz.com/thmountains.htm

Weight Control in a Future Age by Michael Hulme
http://www.reflectionsedge.com/archives/nov2005/wciaf_mh.html

"Waiting" by Amy Kiger-Williams

http://pindeldyboz.com/akwwaiting.htm

"The Day the World Ended" by Devan Sagliani.

http://outsiderink.com/05/fall/sagliani.php

"The Boy Who Was Born Wrapped In Barbed Wire" by Christopher Barzak


http://www.endicott-studio.com/rdrm/rrBarbed.html


"Fish Heads" by Peter Markus
http://www.litrag.com/indexeighteen.html

"Asleep In The Arms of Jesus Under That Pagan Christmas Tree" by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

http://www.undergroundwindow.com/murphyasleepinthearms1.html

Shoreline by Timothy Gager
http://www.writethis.com/049.html


last submission did not include the url...that one can be deleted.

"Prose Piece for Martha Stewart" by Tom Whalen

http://www.pindeldyboz.com/twmartha.htm

"The Marker" by Tony Maltezos, at www.verbsap.com/2005mar/maltezos.html

"The Doomed and The Dickless" by Jeff T. Kane and Matt McCord

http://www.thievesjargon.com/content/workview.php?work=355

"Selected Moments, 20-27" by Jerome Edwards
http://www.outsiderink.com/05/winter/edwards.php


The Soldier by Manuel Ramos Montes, translated by Toshiya Kamei

http://www.amarillobay.org/contents/montes-manuel-ramos/soldier.htm

"The Wading Pool" by Steve Finbow is an amazing piece filled with beautiful imagery... just as most of Finbow's work.

"Dean Street" by Anny de Foosaf

http://laurahird.com/showcase/annydefoosaf.html

"I Will Have My Revenge On The Bastard Tree That Broke The Neck Of Albert Camus" by Darran Anderson
http://deaddrunkdublin.com/stories/darran_anderson/albert_camus.html

"Self-Defense" by Michael Hartford

http://www.pindeldyboz.com/mhdefense.htm

"The Mongoose Decade"
by Jeff T. Kane

http://www.thievesjargon.com/content/workview.php?work=387

"On a Clear Day You Can See Scotland" by Jim Ruland
http://www.dfire.org/x893.xml

Remembering Blue Eyes
by Cleveland W. Gibson

http://www.laurahird.com/showcase/clevelandwgibson2.html

"The Roots of a Mulberry Tree"

by Avital Gad Cykman

http://www.danforthreview.com/fiction/03_05/gad_cykman.htm

"Be My Santa Baby" by Frank Zafiro
http://mystericale.com/current_issue/santa_baby.htm

"Live Band Tonight" by Neil Crabtree
http://www.verbsap.com/2005sept/crabtree.html

"A short, but basically, fat guy tale" by Kelvin C. James
http://www.madhattersreview.com/issue3/fiction_james1.shtml

"Live Band Tonight"
Neil Crabtree


http://www.verbsap.com/2005sept/crabtree.html

I would like to nominate Neil's story for the Million Dollar Writers Award. IH

"Lost in Carver Country" by Greg Ames

"Sandwiches From Home" by Jessica Schneider
http://tpqonline.org/sandwiches.html

“Waiting” by Amy Kiger-Williams

http://pindeldyboz.com/akwwaiting.htm

"Of Course, Roses" by Brad Bostian
http://www.eclectica.org/v9n3/bostian.html

"I'm so Glad you're a Part of my Life." by Joel Van Noord

"The Long Count" by Todd Robinson (as Sam Edwards)
http://www.thuglit.com/zine/count.pdf

"When the Party's Over" by Rhonda Eudaly

http://www.apexdigest.com/fiction050301.shtml

"The Thing in the Refridgerator That Could Stop Time" by Matthew Kressel

http://www.apexdigest.com/Online/fiction050602.shtml

"Date with a Dust Mite" by Willie Smith

"Reflex" - printed in Long Story Short, May 2005 -
http://www.alongstoryshort.homestead.com/Reflex.html

Live Band Tonight by Neil Crabtree at verbsap.com

"The Tempest" by A. Igoni Barrett
http://laurahird.com/showcase/igonibarrett.html

"Beyond Amber" by Dan Schneider
http://www.ragingface.com/amber.htm

"Car Trouble in a Blues Bar" by Paul Germano


http://sonatapub.com/germanocar.htm

"How Good He Looks" by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar
http://laurahird.com/showcase/mohanalakshmi.html

"The Movie Soundtrack to Our Lives," by Dave Housley

http://www.diceybrown.com/housley.html

"Torture" by James Thompson

"The Wading Pool"
Steve Finbow

http://the-beat.co.uk/the-wading-pool/

"The Tempest" by A. Igoni Barrett

http://laurahird.com/showcase/igonibarrett.html

"The Lines That Merge" by William Perlichek http://www.undergroundvoices.com/UVPerlichek.htm

"She Gave Me Her Pineapple" by Stephen Ausherman
http://www.swinkmag.com/ausherman.html

"I Told You So," by Neal Dorenbosch in Southern Ocean Review.

http://www.arts.org.nz/doren.htm

"The Tempest" by A. Igoni Barrett
http://laurahird.com/showcase/igonibarrett.html

"The Mud Field"
by Jan Meissner
Mississippi Review Online

http://www.mississippireview.com/2005/Vol11No3-Jul05/1103-070105-Meissner.html

"US, Observed" by Dorothee Lang

http://www.pindeldyboz.com/dlobserved.htm

"Crush" by Miriam N. Kotzin at Southern Hum - http://www.southernhum.com/miriam-kotzin2/

"The Banker and the Buddhist" by Jennifer Prado
http://www.madhattersreview.com/issue3/fiction_prado1.shtml

"Scots in Hawaii" by Rob McClure Smith

http://www.barcelonareview.com/46/e_rms.htm

Happy Birthday by Zolt Alapi
http://laurahird.com/showcase/zsoltalapi.html

NOTE: This story has been nominated by multiple readers.

Joseph's Pyramid by Simon Maslin
http://www.dublinquarterly.com/04/f_smaslin.html

"Fade to White" by Spencer Dew
http://www.megaera.org/Megaera/spring05/dew.html

"At Fairlawn," by Sue O'Doherty

http://www.verbsap.com/2005febodoherty.html

"Scotland The Brave" by Iain Bahlaj

www.laurahird.com/showcase/iainbahlaj

"The Designated Hitter," by Timothy Burgess
http://www.thievesjargon.com/content/workview.php?work=258

"A Revelatory Dream of Restoration" by Brandon Hobson

http://www.locusnovus.com/lnprojects/restoration/

"Boys Are Less Trouble" by Mark Vender

http://www.espressofiction.com/mark_vender/

"This Year's Loser" by Megan Frazer

I'd like to vote for Zsolt Alapi's story "Happy Birthday." Thanks.

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