Last year we saw the most improvement in the short story category in terms of voter turn out. A couple of things played into this. We were more proactive in seeking stories out instead of relying solely on editors submitting them and , perhaps more importantly, we announced the nominees ahead of the other categories to allow voters enough time to read all of the stories.
We will be doing the same this year.
In one week the full list of 2010 Spinetingler Award nominees will be announced. The Spinetingler Award nominees have been selected by an editorial panel; the winners will be determined by public vote through an online voting system that will allow readers to have their say in each of the categories.
After the jump you will find the ten nominees with appropriate links. I hope you will take the time to read each of them before casting your vote next week.
2010 Spinetingler Award: Best Short Story on the Web nominees
The Present by Mark Joseph Kiewlak from A Twist Of Noir
Congratulations to all the nominees. Voting instructions will be available when the nominees in the other categories are announced.