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6th Annual Launch Pad Prose Competition Second Rounders

By September 23, 2022No Comments

Listed below are the Second Rounders of the 6th Annual Launch Pad Prose Competition. Congratulations to these writers!

Stay tuned for the Top 100 announcement on October 21st here and on Twitter within the next few weeks! And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

Here are the Second Rounders:

“BEFORE EXILE”jeff mustard
80 Cents of WonderRoland Heep
80 KronerStephen Bonino
A Crime NovelNoah Lloyd
A Definition Amanda Kohr
A Girl Called RedemptionSophie Neville
A Murder in ShinjukuYugo Hoshi
A New DaySue Mell
A ROMANTIC COMEDYCerina Aragones
A Secret of Red and RuinKirsty Boss
A Storm of Spirits (novel excerpt)Jendi Reiter
A Valentine From Your MotherChloe Stillwell
A Voice From The MoonSamuel Finn
Agvnige & The Puzzling ResplendenceGregory Lemmons
Ain’t Never No Snow in AtlantisBobby Burnett Lee
Alice Will Save YouD. A. Jolivette
Amanda SaysCarleigh Foutch
AmeliaMorgan Rothwell
Animal ControlJen Knox
Annie From IowaLiesl Wilke
As Luck Would Have ItJason Mueller
Baghdad BluesCourtney Suttle
Barstow, Texas 1941Amanda Mitchell
Beautiful DreamerSarah Taylor
BEAUTY TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE APOCALYPSEMary Elder
BECAUSE YOU KNEWNoelle
Beenya SoulToni Dianne Holm
BEFORE CLOSUREShadley Grei
Benson Family SecretsSean Armstrong
Better! Faster!: A Chronicle of Technology-Driven ChangeAlex Kipp
BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE WIDE WIDE SEAKathryn Christopher
Beyond Tomorrow’s SunRonald McGuire
Blood for the AnunnakiRandall Moore
Blood ReprisalKarlianna Voncil
BudsHallie Reese Kostrencich
Bulldog MurphyChris Corbett
Bulldog MurphyChris Corbett
Burn My Shadow (A Selective Memory of an X-Rated Life)Tyler Knight
Calamity, Or How A Sudden Lack Of Toilet Paper Led To My Untimely Inclusion In The ApocalypseJulia Bianco
California Is an EarthquakeLeanne Phillips
Carpool ConfidentialKaren Scholl
Children of the Sun Jandos Azerbay
CHOKEClaire Chitham
CiboleroKermit Lopez
Close Enough to CanadaAnna Forsyth
Cobalt Blues ForeverSung-Ju Suya Lee
CODE THREEHenry Lansing Woodward
Damaged GoodsDebbi Mack
Dance of Little WishesPadraic Lee Fisher
Dark BlossomVincent Stoia
Dead Men Tell No Tales in High SchoolMichelle Blair Wilker
Death of a Nightingale – Short StoryAnnika Pampel
Deer Shoots Man (…then steals his cigarettes)Tyler Knight
DisplacementNoémi VanSlyke
Distraction & AnesthesiaJames L Head
Drawn into Danger: Living on the Edge in the Sahara.Keith Costelloe
Dried Figs or DatesSiawosh K. Eskandari
Drown ‘Em Like PuppiesMaria Wickens
Dust from the MouthMichael Austin
EDIE WALKER AND THE NIGHT TERRORSVP Anderson
Empire in ExileRen-Horng Wang
Endpoint: ConfluenceJ.W. Griffin
Evil F—ing ClownsChris Bolton
FinchDavid Shawn Klein
First FateAnnette Kendall
FlabbergastKenya Thames
FlamesDamond Fudge
Floating UnderwaterTracy Shawn
Fourth Generation FarmerDominick Gasperini
Fucking GuysAaron Schroeder
Fuel Is Thicker Than WaterStephen Avitabile
Future ShadowsWillem Peters
GAME – a Finn Teller short storyTwist Phelan
GanglersMark Renshaw
Gangster of LoveMaria Wickens
God of ThunderVincent Stoia
Gods of Sound: The Perilous Path of Cameron FosterQM Schaffer
GOODBYE BABYJack Polo
Gothic RevivalMichael Mullin
Green Kid OneHolly Blackman
Habitan – The Parallel PlaceCheryl Skory Suma
HALL OF SKULLSJamie Eubanks
Harry Harambee’s Kenyan Sundowner: A NovelGerald Jones
HarvestMichael Griffith
Haunted House SittersCharlene Ellen
Hidden Dangers of CampingLiesl Wilke
HOLLYWOOD ENDINGJon Lindstrom
HomewreckedRuby Soames
Hope Springs – AutumnJess Huxx
Ije Mmiri (Water Journey)Uzo Chijioke
Ill MessiahJarrett Brandon Early
Immortalised to DeathLyn Squire
In The SlipstreamJosh Taylor
In Too DeepDuranna Thomas
INCURSIOStephen Sinclair
Into The VoidMichael Esser
Inventing AngelsMaria Wickens
It’s Raining MenHollie Smurthwaite
JAY GATSBY & FOGGY JOERichard Guimond
Jenny In A BottleMichael Ezell
Just Add Water or a LieChristi Carter
KEEPERSChristine Autrand Mitchell
King of AllKirsty Boss
Kiree’s JourneyColleen Jiron
KNOWSung-Ju Suya Lee
Last Job on EarthThomas Ukinski
Leaves of the SibylLeah Lopez
Legendary:A Virtue RealitySophia Porter
Like it was NothingK Fleig
Lila and Her DemonsNicole Crowley
Little BirdMichael Mau
Little Girl In The Golden TowerJosh Taylor
Lost, ForgottenNeima Patterson
Love and a Sachet of JooJoo and other infidelities Shari Poindexter
LoveoidJL Morin
Lullabies for Wayward GirlsMaria Kennedy
LunaDavid Thomas McKenna
Lunar PressureUjwal Rajaputhra
Madam EggsJim Swanson
MAINE TIGERMichael Diamond
MaySin-DickSee LineSung-Ju Suya Lee
Mere MortalsAndrew Bumstead
Merla Smudge & The Mystery of Smoggy Inc.Jeff Shephard
Midnight at the Pet ExpressLiesl Wilke
Miranda’s WarAndrea Malin
MONARCHShayla Durbois
MonsoonKarlina Veras
MonsterLauren Certo
Musgrave, GeorgiaElizabeth Ann Johnson
My So-Called Ruined LifeMelanie Bishop
Newton’s CradleTeresa Kamman
No Time for the PresentJames Cusick
North of SunriseGavin Fee
NORVEL: An American HeroKENNETH CONKLIN
Not If, WhenElizabeth Weeks
Not My SisterLeigh Merry
One More Season: The Birth of Football’s Spread OffenseLorin Fife
One Now or Ten LaterDanielle Monique
One of UsK.T. Jayne
Opening the BodiesJennifer Schuberth
OriflammeNoah Pohl
Painting SunsetsStephen Evans
PenetrationAlex Yalen
Pigs 2050Theresa Cardiello
Planet AddictionMere Walton
Playtime at the BaghReenita Hora
Please Don’t Shoot Anyone TonightDave Newman
PopsicleChrista Wojciechowski
Preacher Raises the Dead: An Evan Wycliff MysteryGerald Jones
Promised LandPhilip Elliott
Real CopsFrank Hickey, Lynwood Shiva Sawyer (Publisher)
Red-eye to EdinburghMelvin Sterne
RemembrancesMark Broucek
Revenge They AgreedPeter Myerson
RevisionsAndrew Large
Ruby Roy and the Murder in the FallsRima Ray
Run Risk Nate Crocker
SaltbornDebbie Trecek Volkens
SAVIOURS DAYLewis Kinmond
Sentient Being BluesChristopher Rose
Separate BedroomsMatt Clemons
Serena the Switch Witch Sara Vance
SEX PARTNER #9Sanyee Yuan
Shadow RealmReenita Hora
Shoot the Horses FirstLeah Angstman
Signs Of The CrossPatrick Furlong
Silver TsunamiMonica Lee
Skeleton PrayerJoshua Rodgers
Something, Somehow, SomewhereAlexa Weik von Mossner
Song of SongsMelissa Morelli Lacroix
Standing In WaterKathleen Caprario-Ulrich
StarstuffGary Bakewell
Tenir, BlueBoy, PassageTed Zahrfeld
The Adventures of TerrorwieldRory Ruane
The Adventures of Watts and Sherlock: The R.X. ProblemKatie Magnusson
The Armageddon VectorMichael Corey
The Art of ElodieMichelle Luke
The Blackmore Mysteries – The Canning Case A Tuck
The BoogeymenSean Fitz-Gerald
The Brothers Winkelstein and the Homburg HatGuy Polin
The CaregiverJim Gourley
The ChancerFiona Graham
The Circle at Liberation SquareJessica Jiji
The Country JournalistGraham Osborne
The Dark EasyMichael Crame
The Dead Chip SyndicateAndrew Pearson
The Delilah ProjectSophie Lamzik
The Dew of MenDina Mousa
The Dog Who Ate the World: A Fairy TaleM Stevens
The Dreadful Edgar BonesworthConor Kyle
The Easy Way OutGreg Rempel
The Elfling ChallengeNiccole Lee Rumans
The Enlightened – Launch PadAndries Ehlers
The FicusMichelle Blair Wilker
The Fourth YearChristopher Backs
The Genius and the KGBWanda Fischer
The Ghosts of OkumaMitch Wieland
THE GIRL IN THE MONKEY PITGORDON HALLORAN
The Goddess ClubAmy Reardon
The Great GimmelmansLee Matthew Goldberg
The Half MeasureMelissa Ragsly
The HiddenMandy Artusato
The Hollowing of Lady Abigail HectorNeil Flinchbaugh
The Last CliffhangerSara Bibel
THE LAST GOODBYERuss Josephs
The Last SurrenderJeremy Wadzinski
The Lease of NatureAnderson Boyd
The Legend of Santa Claus and the White Hart – ExcerptQuinn Hopkins
The Lion of JudahDesson Thomson
The Londo Chronicles | Three-Book SeriesPatricia Simpson
The Man with the Heavy FaceMaria Restivo Glassner
The Nash Sisters – A Story of Family Sticking Together When It CountsLeatha Marie
The Normal Brothers versus the Arch EnemyDamond Fudge
The OkanaganSean Fitz-Gerald
THE ORDER OF ST. PATRICKMatthew Ward
The Pirate of SoulsCaroline Strong
The PsychenautsSteven Peterson
The Riddle of the HyacinthMichael Corey
The Road Takencharlie robinson
The Rott InertiaJarrett Brandon Early
THE SEA CHILDKathryn Orwig
The Secrets Inside UsBeth Ford
The Self-Made SaintAlexandra Clausen
The Snow That Never FellPaul Steven Stone
The TankBrent Hartinger
The Tiny Bang: Seven Short Stories Sure To Shake You AwakeBen Donley
The Unchanged WorldStephanie Early Green
The Unexplainables: The Other Side Of Locker FiveJoey Aucoin
The War TouristsCurtis Rainer
The Way Through The WoodsBrian Lyons
The Whack-job Case of the Bull and a China CabinetSunny Marsten
Through the WringerHeather Donovan
Time and PlaceDrew Westcott
To Her BodyMcKenzie Moser
Tomorrow dhtreichler
Twyla and the Whiskers of DoomAudrey Hackett
Under WatertownBob Gebert
UndertowThomas Thonson
Ursus Caeruleus P.S. Lutz
Useless CrueltiesJess Capelle
Verona PeckLisa Atenasio
Water is Thicker than Blood – NovelJeff Westmont
Welcome HomeSteve Lubs
Welcome to WingspanMatt McManus
What’s Left is HopeHeather LeRoss
WhitehorseSean Fitz-Gerald
wordsmarie robinson
Write Me on the WaterAndrea Malin

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