Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Winnahs! 2009 Jack L. Chalker Young Writers’ Contest

The Baltimore Science Fiction Society

is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009

Jack L. Chalker Young Writers’ Contest.

1st - "The Hoard Keeper" - Brenden Bogley- New Market- home school

2nd - "Dreamland for Insomniacs" - Margaret Renninger - Silver Spring- Montgomery Blair high School of Montgomery County

3rd - Snow Angel - Helen Zhao – Reisterstown- Carver Center of Arts and Technology of Baltimore County

Honorable Mention tie –

a. "Welcome to Earth, May I take your Order" - Peter Veres -
Odenton – home school

b. "On the Bright Side" - Ali Schwartz –Seaford – Worcester Prep

Awards will be presented by the Compton Crook Award winner at Balticon 43, Maryland ’s oldest Regional Science Fiction Convention at the Hunt Valley Inn on May 23, 2009.

The Chalker YWC is open to all Maryland High School students, ages 14-18. Stories are judged “blind” by members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society. The winners receive $150 (1st), $100 (2nd) and $50 (3rd) , a B.S.F.S. T shirt and membership in the convention. Stories may be read at

To enter the 2010 contest, rules are posted on

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