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Voting for the 2019 Mormon Lit Blitz

The time has come to choose the winner of the Mormon Lit Blitz!

Voting Instructions

As per tradition, the audience chooses our annual Mormon Lit Blitz winner. To vote, look through the pieces, choose your favorite four, and email their titles (rather than author to avoid confusion) in ranked order to

Voting is open from Monday, July 15th until the end of the day on Saturday, July 20th. The winner of the $100 Grand Prize will be announced on Monday, July 22nd.

“Paradisiacal Glory” by Katherine Cowley “Before the Healing” by Merrijane Rice “How Do We Make Sense of What Will Be When We Hold Remnants of What Once Was?” by Steven Peck “Separation” by Mark Penny “Un dios en quien confiar” (in Spanish and in English translation) by Gabriel González Núñez “The Casting Out of Spirits” by Jeanine Bee “The Seven Deadly Housewarmers” by Emily Harris Adams “The Investigator” by Jeanine Bee “The Hills of Heaven” by Scott Hales “As minhas férias na ilha de Santo Antão” (in Portuguese and in English translation) by César Augusto Medina Fortes “Remnant” by Sarah Dunster “Low Tide” by Merrijane Rice

Again: in order to be counted, votes must contain a ranking of the reader’s four favorite pieces, listed by title or keyword from title, and must be emailed to by the end of the day Saturday, July 20th. Voters should have at least skimmed all twelve pieces. We also welcome comments and feedback on the contest in vote emails.

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