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2013 HorseChannel.com Fiction Contest

Submit your best horse-themed short story and you could be published in Horse Illustrated!

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Silent Harmony The Results Are in!

We received hundreds of entries from horse lovers around the country and beyond, and narrowing the field down to just ten finalists was no easy task. Thank you to everyone who participated in our inaugural fiction contest, and congratulations to the winning writers!

Grand Prize:

Let's Fly
By Jennifer Bissett

Runners-up:

Free Spirit
By Clarissa Chipman

Toby's Meadow
By Greg Huddleston

To Fly without Wings
By Dana Kerkentzes

Just to Finish
By Kerry Lowrey

I Do What I Do
By Jess Paquette

Hopelessly Horse-Crazy
By Deborah Penn

Echoes of Sunrise
By Chelsea Schmidt

Waiting for Sally
By Mariamne Shin

Miracle Mare
By Mollie Trainum


The HorseChannel.com editors selected ten finalists to be judged by equine author Michele Scott. The grand prize winner receives a $100 Amazon.com gift card and will have her story published in an upcoming issue of Horse Illustrated!

The ten finalists each receive an autographed copy of Michele Scott's new novel, Silent Harmony.

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Jennifer    Indianapolis, IN

11/14/2013 1:12:16 PM

It's been so lovely to read so many kind comments about all of the stories! I'm truly honored to have won the contest, and I LOVED reading all of the stories by the finalists. Thank you again Horse Illustrated, HorseChannel.com and Michele Scott for giving us a place to share our stories! You'll never know how much this has meant to me.

Greg    Brumley, MO

11/6/2013 11:22:16 AM

Dana, no book yet as of this morning. But I do have a brand new box of crayons in anticipation of next year's HorseChannel Short Story Fiction contest! *smile* So I am ready! (I do believe I write better in blue.)

Dana    Elizabeth, PA

10/30/2013 8:37:22 PM

Fellow finalists...did any of you receive your book yet? I am worried it had fallen prey to package theft as I am missing another package I was expecting from Amazon as well. :(

Greg    Brumley, MO

10/2/2013 2:32:39 PM

What beautiful artistry! Portraits painted with words. I was curious regarding the inspiration of the various authors. My entry was based on the life-long love between my mother and Toby. She always spoke in such endearing terms of their relationship. Horses had such importance to rural Missourians during the early and middle part of last century, becoming beloved and celebrated members of the family. I enjoyed each story very much and am joyous to discover the art of writing and storytelling represented so well here. Thank you HorseChannel!

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