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The Zebulon 2016 Winners List

Below is the list of winners and VIP judges for the 2016 Zebulon Fiction Contest. Congratulations to all the writers who entered and placed in 2016!

Middle Grade/Young Adult

1st : Hilary Harwell, Aurora CO, The Trinket Guardian

2nd: Sarah Palma, Colorado Springs, CO, Dragon Child

3rd: Angela Sylvaine, Fort Collins, CO, Cherry Bomb


1st: Maura Weiler, Denver, CO, Santa Pimp

2nd: Susan Knudten, Denver, CO, Fl├╝nde

3rd: Trish Hermanson, Lakewood, CO, The Wooden Indian Resurrection

Romance/Women’s Fiction

1st” Joy Meredith, Highlands Ranch, CO, The Anachronists

2nd: Maura Weiler, Denver, CO, Santa Pimp

3rd: Ann Sharon Hill, Colorado Springs, CO, Wait for Me


1st: Debbie Burke, Kalispell, MT, Instrument of the Devil

2nd: Jessica McDonald, Highlands Ranch, CO, The Gashouse Rules

3rd: Tom Farrell, Centennial, CO, In Debt in Denver

Science Fiction/Fantasy

1st: Levi Jacobs, Denver, CO, Ache

2nd: Davyne DeSye, Colorado Springs, CO, Carapace

3rd: Anthony Weineck, Broomfield, CO, Words that Burn

Urban Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal

1st: Sarah Stewart, Woodland Park, CO, Silver Secrets

2nd: Nathan Ameye, Fair Grove MO, Moonshine Tides

3rd: Kiara N. Gubler, Colorado Springs, CO, The Bedlam Garden Society

2016 VIP Judges

A huge thank you to all of the VIP Judges

Linda Epstein, The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency – Middle Grade/Young Adult

Martin Biro, Kensington Books – Mainstream/Literary/Historical

Caitlin Dareff, St. Martin’s Press – Romance/Women’s Fiction

Melissa Edwards, The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency – Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

Steve Saffel, Titan Books – Random House Worlds – Science Fiction Fantasy

Alec Shane, Writers House – Urban Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal

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