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After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the October 2020 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Jordan Link with the story, One Hundred Shades of Blue!

Jordan Link was born in Annapolis, Maryland, but grew up in the Ellicott City area. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration - Legal Studies from Towson University. She currently works as a paralegal in a Maryland immigration law firm. In May 2020, she received an Honorable Mention in the first quarter of L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest for her short story “The Only Liberty.” In her free time, she enjoys hiking and traveling.

We had three judges for this contest:

JE Solo is a performance artist and writer working across disciplines. Their work has been published by Perro Verlag, Truck, Room, Playwrights of Canada Press, Newfoundland Quarterly, TOFU Magazine, Reverb Magazine, Canadian Theatre Review, and Switch Magazine, among others. JE’s debut novel, Phreak (House of Zolo, 2020), was shortlisted for the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2017 Fresh Fish Award.

Amanda Labonté lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she gets much of the inspiration for the characters and places about which she writes. Though she knew she wanted to be a writer since the eighth grade, it was many years before she finally walked into a creative writing class and found a new home. Her first novel, Call of the Sea, won critical acclaim in her home province of Newfoundland. The first book in her Supernatural Causes series gained Bestseller status on Amazon in September 2017. As the co-owner of an educational business and mother of two she spends much of her day with kids of all ages. They give her some of the best reading recommendations. In November 2020, she was named the acquisitions editor for Engen's Non-Fiction line.

Kit Sora Photography. Kit Sora is an artist and photographer from St. Johns, Newfoundland. Her photography draws inspiration from fantasy, dystopia, and thrillers to create evocative imagery that startles, inspires, and excites. Kit signed with Engen Books in 2018 as head photographer, producing the thrilling image for Chillers from the Rock and re-imagining the covers to the entire Black Womb series into the Coral Beach Casefiles series. Drew Power is a currently seated member of the Sci-Fi on the Rock committee. He was recently featured as the model on the cover of the bestselling collection Chillers from the Rock.

Runners up include Death's Bargain by Jena Brown, and Word of Mouth by Amanda Pavlov.

The Flash Fiction Photography Contest is sponsored in part by FictionFirst Used Books, which specializes in previously enjoyed Sci-fi & Fantasy Novels, Roleplaying Manuals and Graphic Novels. It is run out of the Annapolis Valley and open by appointment only. Their inventory is currently over 5000 titled strong and they ship within Canada, USA and Europe. You can find them on Facebook, here.

The winning entry will be featured on this website as well as on the Fantasy Files newsletter (click to join!). Both runner-up entries will also be featured.

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