Contest Winners 2017

Below is the list of winners and VIP judges for the Zebulon Fiction Contest.  Congratulations to all the writers who entered and placed in 2017!

The Zebulon 2017 Winners List
Middle Grade / Young Adult Location Title
1st: Rachel Craft Boulder, CO The Unwinding Hour
2nd: Michele Stuvel Lakewood, CO The Removal of Charlie
3rd: Angela Sylvaine Fort Collins, CO Cherry Bomb
Mainstream / Literary / Historical Location Title
1st: Gwynne Stanker Pueblo West, CO The Sun Walkers
Romance / Women’s Fiction Location Title
1st: Robin Searle Colorado Springs, CO The Perfect Game
Mystery / Suspense / Thriller Location Title
1st: Matthew A. Bille Colorado Springs, CO Apex Predator
2nd: Georgeanne Nelson Colorado Springs, CO Ghost Dancers
3rd: Mike Houtz Lakewood, CO Dark Spiral Down
Science Fiction / Fantasy Location Title
1st: Darla Upchurch Fair Grove, MO The Ectoplasm Alchemist
2nd: Dave Meek Fredericksburg, VA Skyspawn
3rd: Kim Lajevardi Westminster, CO Dragon
Urban Fantasy / Horror / Paranormal Location Title
1st: Diane Owens Prettyman Austin, TX The Surfing Capital of Wales
2nd: Georgeanne Nelson Colorado Springs, CO Ghost Dancers
3rd: Gwynn Stanker Pueblo West, CO The Sun Walkers

2017 VIP Judges:

A huge thank you to all of the VIP judges!

  • Natalie Lakosil, Bradford Literary Agency – Middle Grade/Young Adult
  • Lisa Abellera, Kimberly Cameron & Associates – Mainstream/Literary/Historical
  • Kate Brauning, Entangled Publishing – Romance/Women’s Fiction
  • Esi Sogah, Kensington Publishing Corp – Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
  • Mike Braff, Del Rey Books – Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • Sam Morgan, JABberwocky Literary Agency – Urban Fantasy/Horror/Paranormal

Previous Years’ Winners: