“History, Aristotle says, represents things only as they are, while fiction represents them as they might be and ought to be.”
— Albert J. Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man

2014

LFA/SFL Short Story Contest 2014

I must have been living under a rock for the past week and a half, because Students for Liberty published the special issue of their Ama-Gi magazine on May 9th, featuring the winners and runners-up from the short story contest we held earlier this year.

Once again, here are the 10 stories we selected out of 169 submissions. Head over to the Students for Liberty website or scroll down to read them in the digital magazine.

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Even in our supreme confidence (or was it naive optimism?), we didn’t expect to receive 169 submissions for the libertarian short story contest we held with Students for Liberty. But we managed to read through all of the stories and zero in on the best ones in time for our scheduled announcement today. You can read SFL’s official announcement on their website. I’m going to reproduce some of that information here and add a few words of my own.

Without further ado, here are the contest winners and runners-up:

The Winners

  • 1st Place: “The Coals Burned Low” by Ahmed Khalifa
  • 2nd Place: “House of Refuge” by Michael DiBaggio
  • 3rd Place: “A Masterpiece of the Literature of Liberty” by Jack McDonald Burnett

Runners-Up (in Alphabetical Order by Author)

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5 More Perfect Days by Mark Tullius (Dystopian)

Yesterday was the day the Internet fought back against NSA surveillance.

We took part by adding an interactive banner to LibertarianFictionAuthors.com.

Charter member Mark Tullius also decided to give away his new novella 5 More Perfect Days, companion to his dystopian novel 25 Perfect Days. Like its predecessor, the novella is a series of linked short stories.

Mark is giving away one story from the book each week via Smashwords until March 11th, when he’ll put the whole novella up for sale.

The first, “29-US89N4X,” was made available yesterday. Follow Mark’s blog to get updates when he releases the others.

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LibertarianFictionAuthors.com Is Available in the Chrome Web Store

If you use Google’s Chrome browser, or Chromium, there’s a new way for you to bookmark and access LibertarianFictionAuthors.com.

I created a bookmark app for Chrome that acts as a shortcut to the website. Installing it in Chrome will add it to your Apps page and Apps Launcher. Then you’re just a convenient click away from finding more libertarian fiction.

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Android users can add a Chrome shortcut to their home screens that looks just like a native app icon.  Just visit the website in your browser, tap the Chrome menu, scroll down, and tap Add to Homescreen.

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25 Perfect Days by Mark Tullius

Charter member Mark Tullius is doing two sales on his books. You’ll have to act quickly to take advantage of the first one.

His novel 25 Perfect Days is a dystopian nightmare that warns of what could happen if we don’t change our ways.

It is on sale right now (1/25/14–1/28/14) on Kindle for $0.99. Get it at this bargain price while you can, because the normal price is $5.99.

After the sale on 25 Perfect Days ends, the sale on dystopian novel Brightside begins.

Brightside is a science-fiction thriller about a group of telepaths the government imprisons in a beautiful mountain town.

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It is our pleasure to announce that we have teamed up with Students For Liberty to hold a contest to find the best libertarian short stories.

There is no fee to enter the contest, and you stand to win a number of prizes, including up to $300, a full year of supporting membership in the association for free (a $60 value), and publication in SFL’s creative arts magazine Ama-Gi and an anthology.

Follow the link below for the contest rules and entry submission form:

Enter the Contest

We believe that dramatizing our values in fiction is one of the most important ways we can spread the message of liberty. So send us your visions of liberty, but make sure you don’t forget to craft a work of art while putting that vision into words.

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I give you, in alphabetical order, the 19 charter members of the Libertarian Fiction Authors Association:

  1. Nickie Abshire (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Steampunk)
  2. Matthew Bruce Alexander (Science Fiction)
  3. Chris Baker (Science Fiction, YA, Dystopian)
  4. Jack McDonald Burnett (Science Fiction, Western)
  5. Andy Cleary (Speculative Fiction, Fantasy)
  6. Travis J.I. Corcoran (Science Fiction)
  7. Mike DiBaggio (Paranormal, Adventure, Science Fiction)
  8. George Donnelly (Science Fiction)
  9. John Hunt, MD (Action, Satire, Thriller)
  10. Ken Krawchuk (Political, Parody)
  11. Tarrin Lupo (Historical Fiction, Horror)
  12. G.R. Lyons (Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance)
  13. J.P. Medved (Steampunk, Thriller, Science Fiction)
  14. Allen Mendenhall (Literary)
  15. Geoffrey Allan Plauché (Science Fiction, Fantasy)
  16. Hank Schwaeble (Horror, Mystery, Thriller)
  17. J.D. Tuccille (Humor, Adventure)
  18. Mark Tullius (Science Fiction, Horror, Dystopian)
  19. Kat Valleley (Science Fiction, Fantasy)

There will never be a 20th.

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