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Silmarillion Anniversary Writing Contest

Many thanks to the participants in our writing contest honoring the 30th anniversary of the publication of The Silmarillion! Hopefully, everyone had fun, authors got encouraging and helpful reviews, and readers discovered some new authors and stories. We thank you all for making the contest a success on such short notice!

And the Winners Are ...

The scores were extremely close for this contest, as little as four points apart. (Remember, that means only four words of review difference!) But without further ado, we present the contest winners!

Long Works

Long works are entries 2,000 words or longer.

First Place: Robinka, House of the Setting Sun
Second Place: Ellie, Like Roses over a Fence
Third Place: Elleth, A Greater Fire

Short Works

Short works are entries less than 2,000 words.

First Place: MithLuin, The Fourth Station
Second Place: Elleth, In-Betweens
Third Place: Oshun, My Shining Stars

Reviewers

First Place: Rhapsody
Second Place: Robinka
Third Place: Sulriel

As promised, we have a treasure trove of shiny banners for winners and participants alike! (Jump to Participant Awards | First Place Awards | Second Place Awards | Third Place Awards)

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Participant Awards

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Many thanks to Rhapsody, our talented and tireless award designer!