Thursday, February 28, 2013

And The Winner of the Balkanize Me Contest is...

Our second contest, Balkanize Me, has officially come to an end. Although we had less entries than our last writing contest, thankfully the quality of entries did not change. Here is the complete list of submissions in the order they appeared:

Excerpt from Modern History of Oklahoma and Sequoyah, 1890-Present by Zach Anderson

Body Impolitic by Thespitron 6000

January 4, 1815 - New England Secedes by Jeff Provine

Il Sogno della Patria by Dimas Aditya Hanandito

The More Things Change: A Tale of the Aether Age by Grant Gardiner

The range of writing styles for an average alternate historian is quite evident in this contest. I was especially tickled by the humorous entries The Update received. All good things, however, must come to an end. Only one can be crowned the winner and his name is...


Congrats Dimas, you will be receiving a blu-ray copy of Iron Sky. Your short story about a divided Italy secured the most page views overall, with Jeff's outline for a balkanized America and Thespitron 6000's parody of the trope coming in second and third place respectively.

Thank you to everyone for participating and stay tuned tomorrow for a special announcement regarding the future of submitting to The Update.

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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.

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