The storySouth Million Writers Award

Notable Online Short Stories of 2003

The purpose of the Million Writers Award is to honor and promote the best fiction published in online literary journals and magazines during 2003.

Over 600 short stories were nominated for the award (which includes nominations from 51 online magazines and journals, whose editors each selected up to three stories they had published in the last year). From these nominations, a volunteer panel of readers selected their favorite stories, which are listed below.

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See the Top Ten Stories of 2003

Notable Online Short Stories of 2003

The Adirondack Review

Alsop Review

The Barcelona Review

Big News

Blithe House Quarterly

The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature


Eleven Bulls


Fail Better

Fiction Warehouse


42 Opus

Gator Springs Gazette


Hobart, A Literary Journal

Identity Theory

The Land-Grant College Review

Lit Pot

McSweeney's Internet Tendencies

Monkey Bicycle

The Morning News


Newtopia Magazine

The Paumonok Review

Pierian Springs


Shots Magazine

Shred of Evidence

Spoiled Ink

Stickman Review

Summerset Review

3 A.M. Magazine

Tarpaulin Sky

Three Candles


Word Riot