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2017 Mormon Lit Blitz Voting Instructions

We have enjoyed all twelve finalists. But we only have one Grand Prize. Help us decide which piece wins this year’s Lit Blitz by emailing a ranking of your four favorite pieces to

Voting is open from Monday, June 12th until the end of the day on Saturday, June 17th. The winner of the $100 Grand Prize will be announced on Monday, June 19th.

The twelve finalists are:

29 May: “Celestial Accounting” by Katherine Cowley 30 May: “Sonata in Three Movements” by Jeanine Bee 31 May: “Germination” by Sarah Dunster 1 June: “Pride” by Hillary Stirling 2 June: “Spurious Revelations” by Niklas Hietala 3 June: “On the Death of a Child” by Merrijane Rice

5 June: “Worthy World” Tanya Hanamaikai 6 June: “There Wrestled a Man in Parowan” by Wm Morris 7 June: “Valley 176th Ward” by Eliza Porter 8 June: “Walking Among the Legend People” by Marianne Hales Harding 9 June: “Daughters of Ishmael” by Annaliese Lemmon 10 June: “Forty Years” by Jeanna Mason Stay

Again: in order to be counted, votes must contain a ranking of the reader’s four favorite pieces and must be emailed to by the end of the day Saturday, June 6th. Voters should have at least skimmed all twelve pieces. We also welcome comments and feedback on the contest in vote emails.

For those who are interested, a public discussion of the pieces is taking place on the Mormon Midrashim blog. We’d love to have you share your thoughts on the contest there.

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