Judges Select Beach Life Stories


Winners Announced for 2017 Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest

Beach Life

The judges have selected the following stories for “Beach Life,” a book to be published by the end of 2017:

Some Girls, Michael Sprouse (1st Place)

Not in My World, Kathleen Martens (2nd Place)

The Stranger and the Horseshoe, Alex Hannah (3rd Place- tie)

The Bomber Jacket, Jackson Coppley (3rd Place- tie)

Ralphie to the Rescue, Carl Schiessl (Judge’s Award)

Lefty and the Empty Bucket of Fries, Tony Houck (Judge’s Award)

The Swimsuit Issue, Chris Jacobsen (Judge’s Award)

Penny, Marie Lathers (Judge’s Award)

The Bench, Jenny Scott (Judge’s Award)

The Nereid’s Wedding, Elizabeth Michaelson (Judge’s Award)

A Day in the Life, David Strauss

The Boy on the Bike, Susan Miller

We Found Buried Pirate Treasure, Doug Harrell

The Understudy, Theresa Kuenzer

The Mime’s Niece, Emily Zasada

The Shot Shared Round the World, Joy Givens

And the Sea Hath Spoken, Darryl Forrest

A Beautifully Disturbing Day at the Beach, John Edmonds

The Sweet Truth, Jeanie Blair

Life Starts on Tiptoes, Lonn Braender

Too Many Hemmingways, Joe Crossen

Secrets, Amber Tamosaitis

Bottleneck at Hole 14, Renay Regardie

The Fog, Linda Chambers

Hole in One, Amanda Linehan


Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who entered. We had a record number of entries this year and the contest was particularly competitive. Thank you to judges Stephanie Fowler, Barbara Lockhart, Laurel Marshfield, William Peak, Mary Pauer, and Judith Reveal for their hard work, and to our sponsor, Browseabout Books, who generously provides the prize money for the top three stories.

We look forward to the publication of “Beach Life” near the end of 2017.