The Best Of SpeckLit 2nd Quarter 2014 – Reader Choice Voting


I’ve got two stories in the running “Beginner’s Luck” and “Sacrifices” – take some time to go and read the stories and vote for your favorite three! 

Here’s the rules:

The Best of SpeckLit 2nd Quarter 2014

Enter the name of your top 3 stories in the spaces provided. To refresh your memory, you can visit any of them by clicking on the story title. Only one set of votes per email address allowed. Email addresses will not be used for any purpose other than to confirm the validity of the vote. At the end of the month, they will be discarded.

Another three months have passed and as of July 1st, SpeckLit started with a third round of authors and drabbles, meaning it’s time once again to celebrate the best stories that have appeared on the site from April to the end of June.

And this time there are more of them! In April we stepped up from publishing once every three days to every other day, bringing us to 14 authors and 46 stories.

And just like last time, we need help picking the best stories from the 2nd Quarter just as you did for the 1st Quarter.

We invite you to use the form below to vote on your top three stories. The winners will receive Amazon gift certificates. Votes must be received by the 31st of August. Winners will be announced the first week of September.

You can go here to read the stories and vote.

WATERLESS wins in the P&E Reader’s Poll!

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The final votes have been tallied, and results have been posted. WATERLESS wins for Horror Short Story – thank you so much to all who took the time to vote! The top 10 are as follows…

1. “Waterless” by Rose Blackthorn, appearing in BUZZY MAG (Buzzy Multimedia)
2. “Taut” by Shaun Meeks, appearing in ZIPPERED FLESH 2 (Smart Rhino Press)
3. “9 Vials of Blood” by John B. Rosenman (Chase Enterprises Publishing)
4. “Fish To Die For” by Keith Milstead (J. Ellington Ashton Press)
5. “Game of Straws Origins” by SB Knight (Knight Stalker Press)
6. “The Testament of Charlie Fairweather” by Stephen M. DeBock (Gypsy Shadow Publishing)
7. “What the Butler Didn’t See…” by Teel James Glenn, appearing in FICTION VORTEX (Fiction Vortex)
8. “Skin Deep” by Carson Buckingham, appearing in ZIPPERED FLESH 2, Smart Rhino Press
9. “Ophie and the Undertaker” by Shebat Legion, appearing in DREAMERS IN HELL (Perseid Press
10. “Loneliness Makes the Loudest Noise” by Monica J. O’Rourke, appearing in EULOGIES II: TALES FROM THE CELLAR (HW Press)

The Preditors & Editors™ Readers’ Poll has been annually honoring print & electronic publications since 1997.

Vote for WATERLESS in the P&E Readers Poll…

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Today is the last day to vote – Waterless has dropped to 2nd place again in the Best Horror Short Story category in the P&E Readers Poll. I’d love it if all my friends and followers could take a few minutes to vote for me. Please follow the link and be sure to follow the FULL voting instructions. Feel free to share this link with others.

Thanks so much to all those who have already voted!