. . . and when they announced the first runner-up, we all started screaming!
Posted by: Keir Graff
Since I’m surrounded by crime fiction writers, I guess the moment is right to reveal that a piece of my own crime fiction, the short story, “Untitled,” was the second runner-up in Time Out Chicago‘s “Chicago Crime Writers Competition.” The first round was judged by Random House/Vintage Books editorial staff, and Michael Harvey (The Fifth Floor, 2008) selected the finalists with help from TOC’s books editor, Jonathan Messinger.
It’s downright heartening when a general-interest magazine takes a specific interest in fiction–here’s hoping it’s the start of a broader trend!