The overall winner of the 2006 Million Writers Award is "There's a Hole in the City" by Richard Bowes (published in SCIFICTION). Bowes' story won with 24% of all votes cast. The two runner-ups were "Two Lives" by Michael Croley (Blackbird) with 21% and "The Black Tongue" by Anjana Basu (Gowanus) with 19%.
This year's award was sponsored by the Edit Red Writing Community (formerly known as Spoiled Ink). As a result of this sponsorship, the award featured a $300 prize for the overall winner (Bowes) and $50 memberships to Edit Red for each of the authors of the top ten stories of the year.
Thank you to everyone who took part in this year's award.
More Million Writers Award links:
- Top ten stories of the 2005
- Notable stories of 2005
- To see the stories editors of online magazines nominated, go to the editor nomination page.
- If you enjoy the Million Writes Award, consider supporting storySouth by making a donation to help cover the costs of using a secure vote system for the public vote part of the award (this will prevent people from hacking or manipulating the vote).
- Introduction to the Million Writers Award
- How the award works (i.e., the rules)
- See the 2005 award
- See the 2004 award