Thanks to the generous support of the folks at Folded Word and many fine writers from across the globe, our contest converted $100 of student-loan debt into $650 for Partners in Health, a fantastic NGO that does astonishing work as a healthcare-provider and local-health-infrastructure-builder in Haiti (and around the world). As a bonus, thirty people will receive great literature from the independent publishing community; many more than that made a tax-deductible donation; and Ethan Canin got to read himself some Twitter-fiction!

Without further ado, the winners:

  1. Ann Marie Gamble
  2. Ann Marie Gamble (yes, that’s right—she won twice!)
  3. Tara Barnes

Honorable Mentions:

  • Tara Barnes
  • Jackie Bateman
  • R. Gatwood

We’ll be publishing the winners next week: 3rd place on Monday, 2nd on Wednesday, and our big (but still tiny) winner on Friday. Notable entries (and there are some exquisitely good ones) will appear in the coming months.

Thank you again to our readers, writers, and supporters. You are all generous, wonderful, and assuredly good-looking people.