Short Story Contest Winners Announced


Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016 Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest

The judges have reached their decision and here are the stories that will be included in Beach Nights, to be published by Cat & Mouse Press in November, 2016:

1st Place ($500):  Flight of the Song Bird, Kathleen Martens

2nd Place ($250):  Tower 16, Phil Giunta

3rd Place ($100):  The Vampire Surf Club, David Strauss

Judge’s Award:  The Turtle and Teddy, Terri Clifton

Judge’s Award:  Stacy Fischer Can Dance the Tango, Lonn Braender

Judge’s Award:  Cooking Lard and Candle Wax, Rich Barnett

Judge’s Award:  Jazzed, Connie McDowell

Judge’s Award:  Salt Air Evenings, Mady Segal

Judge’s Award:  Rehoboth Crab, Tom Minder

Good Vibrations, Kristin Norton

The Waiting Game, Cay Cutright

The Portrait, Robin Glanden

The Last Day of Summer, David Yurkovich

Melvin and the Haunted Mansion, Weldon Burge

Benny, Joseph Masiello

I Remember It Was Fun, Catherine Reed

The Attitude of Gratitude List, Robin Glanden

The Beach Night, Mark Polo

The Triple Mary, Maria Masington

Finding Poe, MaryAlice Meli

Senior Dance, Shelley Carey

Mermaid’s Moon, Jeanie Blair

Partners in Crime, Joseph Crossen


Thank you to Browseabout Books in Rehoboth for their generous sponsorship of the cash awards.

Thanks also to our judges: John Nieves, Laurel Marshfield, Mary Pauer, Denise Camacho, Judith Reveal, and Billie Travalini.