Monday, March 04, 2013


Hi, folks! We proudly present the Writers on the Storm Quarterfinalists for 2013. This list represents approximately the top-scoring 10% of our submissions for this year. We'll be sending out the feedback forms over the next few weeks via e-mail. If you have not received yours by month's end, please check your spam folder, and then email us at Up next: The SEMI-finalists (top 50) coming April 1st. Thanks, everyone, for participating!


20 Million Rides To Earth by Erik Ratiff

A Rising Tide by Chris Knight


Albert's Lie 2013 by Judy Vann

All God's Children by Natalie Hanson

American Supervillains by Andrew Watt

An Atom of Freedom by Yehuda Yaakov

Arctic Circle by Daniel Ragussis

The Basement by Dawn Marie Guernsey

Better Days by Kingston Medland

The Bloodline by Christine Feldman

Bioterror Conspiracy by Louis Lio

The Bond by Kim Putman

Bullets for Silverware by Jim Antonini


Butterfly Children by Melanie Schiele

Cake by Patrick Tobin

Carn Evil by Jason Siner

Clouds of Sorrow by Jack Davidson

Common Ground by Robert Fullerton

Confiteor by William Shedlick


Conflict Resolution by Don Hofmeister

The Contestant by Allen Hahn

Covers by Francis Jay

Creeped by Robert Chomiak

Damascus Cover by Daniel Berk

Dead Dolores by Michael Yagnow

The Deal by Brian Fox

Degenerate by Karen Frank

The Devil Knows Your Name by Malibo Jackk

Diamond Express by Kyle Curry

Diamond Jim and the Blue Rose of Brazil by Carl B. Clark

Ding-Dong-Ditch by Erin Donovan


Dirty River by Jeremy Novick

Dogs of the Pacific by Julian Surface + Pat Gaston + Travis Parke

Due Process by Shaun Raad

Equipoise by William Shedlick

Faking It by Scott Taylor

Fifty-Nine Lost by Lynn Betts


Francis Lange by C.M. Robinson

Frontman by Elise Carr + Dennis Carr

Fury by Dane McCauley

The Galaxy's Littlest Prince by Joe Borriello

Game On by Hamilton Mitchell

Garden of Lost Souls by James Scott Mason


The Guide by Henry Radoff

Haber by Daniel Ragussis

Hap by Brian Nicol

The Heckler by Mike Hanson

How Deep Is Your Love by Noga Pnueli

The Idea of Fireflies by Don Balch + Zack Smith

Illusion by Suzanne Kelman


Inner City by Scott Taylor

Isolation by Mark Allen

Kosovo by Tim Guay

La Mujer (The Woman) by Steve Lucas

Lady Smoke by John Celona

Ladykilaz by Karen Hope

The Last Lifeboat by Luke Yankee


Lawman by Kingston Medland + Kingsley Medland

Live from the Milky Way by Joe Borriello

Lulu by Samuel Bernstein

Nerdgasm by Sara Williams


Ninety Nine Days by Francis Jay

Ole by Jon Price

On the Edge (aka Speedville) by Patrick Hunt

One Bad Day by L.E. Bond

One Night Stan by Tony Boland

Orange Dissection by TJ Barkwill

The Orchid with the Petals of Velvet by Justin Kosch


Passing Through by Robert G. Rhyne

Petrology by Colin Mummery

The Plutonium Blonde by John Zakour

Prion by Tom McCarron

Probable Cause by Shane McCabe

Redemption by Scott Yedvarb


Rematch by Antoine Mizel

Resilience by Lena Slachmuijlder

Reverse the Curse by Steven D'Arcangelo

Ride to Vengeance by Dave Vaughan

The Rim Of The World by Bettina Moss


Rum House by Michael Sieve

The Savior by Wade Ballance

Second Earth (aka Divergence) by Victor Agrippi

Self-Storage by Glenn McGee

Settling the Books by Russ Meyer


Seven Times Seventy by Laura Lagasse

Silas by Scott Parisien

Sins of the Father by Randy Oliver

Sleeping Beauty by Tony Boland

Slippery Things by Lane Baker

The Something by David Hudacek


Stay (aka Layered) by Jocelyn Osier

The System by Amy Whittenberger

The Taloquan Network by Robert Hestand

Theatre of Death by James B. Saunders

Theory of Everything by Tim McSmythurs

The Tiniest Prince in a Big Galaxy by Joe Borriello

Tranquility Base by Daniel Turkewitz

The Undeflowered Maiden by GK Noyer

Under Erciyes (Under the White Mountain) by Janet Ritz

Wild Bill Rides Again by Jim Antonini


Wormweed by John + Jessica Walker


Blue Light by Andrew Fisk

Borderland by Mark O'Neill + Jonathan Ross

By the Book by Robert Kuang

Cass McGhee is a Werewolf by Dorian Hess


Ditch Plains by Bernard Urban

Dream Walker by Chris Hutton

Freebird - And This Bird You Cannot Change by Simon Kay

Freetown - Pilot by Jeremy Dickens

Goth and Jock by Jay Joseph

Konspirasi by W. Palmer


Level 4 by Frederick Kim

Lovecraft by Levi Bailey

Matt Sneed - Adolescent! by Jordan Jacobson

Messiah Project by David Baugnon

Milltown - The Devil We Know by Bob Gookin

Night Clan - Identity by Felicia C. Ansty


Ordnung by Aaron Rollins

Path by Michael A Wright

The RetroCog by Steve Morris

The Second Oldest Profession by Jim Bernfield

The Sensualist by Suzanne Griffin

Shaman by Eric Ian Steele


Sitters by James Papa

Stealing Home by Sebastian Arboleda

Strategic Services by Jonathan Jones + Francisco Magdaraog

Super Phillainy by Jeffrey Meurer

Tainted by Elisa Graybill

Teen Spirit by Jacob Burstein-Stern


The Thief and the Prophecies by Barry Leach

Touched by Anthony Ripo

Triple Agent by Steve Morris

The World by Kathleen Cromie

Underland Pilot by Garon Cockrell

Wilbur Shaw by C.M. Robinson

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