The 15th Swedish Fantastic Short Story Competition – Ahrvid Engholm (Sweden)

    The 15th Fantastiknovelltävlingen (“The Fantastic Short Story Competition“) organised by Sweden’s oldest mailing list for writers, SKRIVA (founded in 1997), received ca 100 entries, of which the winners sharing circa USD300 in prizes, were:

    First prize : “Nio dagar” (“Nine Days“) by Liv Vistisen-Rörby

    Second prize : “Återfallet” (“The Relapse“) by Charlotta Jonasson

    Third prize : “Onsdag i september 1982” (“Wednesday in September 1982“) by Tobias Holmgren

    Honorary mentions:

    –  “Det som kommer upp” (“What Comes Up“) by Disa Buskhe

    –   “Vandringen” (“The Long Walk“) by Gertrud Dahlman

    –    “Svårigheten att hantera en skrivmaskin” (“Troubles Operating a  Typewriter“) by Samuel Envall

    –    “Kallbrand” (“Gangrene“) by Jonas Lejon

    –     “Emet”  by Fredrik Stennek

    © Simon Stålenhag :

    The competition was supported by publishers Wela and Zenzat,  the SF Bookstore, the magazine Skriva (no relation to E-mail list SKRIVA) and the Novellmästarna society, and in the  jury were the sf/f authors Niklas Krog, Pia Lindestrand and  Karolina Bjällersted Mickos. The official result  announcement (in Swedish) with comments about the stories:

    © Ahrvid Engholm

    Ahrvid Engholm

    Ahrvid Engholm  is a swedish author, editor, journalist and SF fan.


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