Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Anne Leinonen Wins Portti Competition

Congratulations to Anne Leinonen who has won the Portti 2011 sf short story competition! Portti is a juried annual competition for new science fiction and fantasy short stories, with cash prizes. It’s organized by the Portti magazine.

This year’s top 3 was:
  1. Oliverin kirja, by Anne Leinonen (2 000 €)
  2. Luottokoira vain sinun rakkaudellesi, by M.G. Soikkeli (700 €)
  3. (tie) Musta tähti, by Tuomas Saloranta (300 €)
    Pedot liikkuvat pimeässä, by Marika Riikonen (300 €)
The jury of the competition comprised Portti editor Raimo Nikkonen, professor Frans Mäyrä, and editor Kanerva Eskola. This year there were 214 entries in the competition (which is significantly more than in previous years).
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