Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Winner of the No Americans Contest is...

Well guys the No Americans writing contest is finally over. We had a lot of great entries and in case you forgot here they are below in the order they appeared:

"Cherry Blossom in the Spring" by Rachel Saunders

"The Holy Land" by Kieran Colfer

Review: Dominion by C.J. Sansom (submitted by Alison Morton)

A Nation Once Again: An Alternate History of the Easter Rising by Andrew Schneider

Industria, Tecnologia, Potenza: An Italy AAR Chapter 1 by Tyler Bugg

"The Boy Who Dribbled" by Dimas Aditya Hanandito

"The Anointed One" by A.J. Nolte

It was difficult to make a final decision about who would win an e-book copy of Chris Nuttall's novel The Royal Sorceress, published by Elsewhen Press. Kieran's "The Holy Land" was a great read, as was Andrew's counterfactual essay on the Easter Rising. Plus, it is always good to see new faces like Rachel and Dimas. I hope we can read more alternate history from you all in the future.

However, rules are rules, and as I said in the initial announcement: "the person who generates the most page views will win the book." So the winner of the No Americans writing contest is...


Yes Alison's review of Dominion produced the most page views out of all of the entries, with "The Holy Land" and "A Nation Once Again" coming in second and third place respectively.

In the future I think I am going to have separate categories for fiction, non-fiction and reviews, but for now I am sticking with the winner take all format. So congrats to Alison and expect to be contacted soon about how you can retrieve your prize. For everyone else, thank you for participating and I hope to see your new entries for the the Balkanize Me contest and stay tuned for the announcement of the March contest.

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Matt Mitrovich is the founder and editor of Alternate History Weekly Update, a blogger on Amazing Stories and a volunteer editor for Alt Hist magazine. His fiction can be found at Echelon PressJake's Monthly and The Were-Traveler. When not writing he works as an attorney, enjoys life with his beautiful wife Alana and prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. You can follow him on Facebook or Twitter.


  1. Many thanks, Matt, and congratulations Alison. Dominion is on my to-read list.

  2. Wow! I am absolutely thrilled, Matt. Speechless. Thank you so much and thank you to everybody who voted for me.

    And congratulations to all participants - we have all been able to enjoy some great reads. Thank you, Matt, for organising this special contest.

    Alternate history is a wide field where we can explore many different types of work - fiction, non-fiction and reviews - hence Matt's dilemma!


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