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Tell it Strange Contest Winners 2014
Tell it Strange Contest Winners 2014
Tell it Strange Contest Winners 2014

For the Tell It Strange contest, Gotham and The Writer magazine asked you to find "strangeness inside," using these Annie Proulx quotes as inspiration:

We're all strange inside. We learn how to disguise our differences as we grow up.
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There's something wrong with everybody and it's up to you to know what you can handle.
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After many hours of reading and spirited debated, we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Tell It Strange contest:




First Place
"Macerated"

Emily Webber
Plantation, FL 



Second Place
"The Young Wife"

Laura Jean Schneider
Corona, NM



Third Place
"The Hippie Picnic"

Julie Reiser
Baltimore, MD


Click on the links to read each story.

The first place winner will be published in the November '14 print issue of The Writer magazine, and the second and third place winners will be published online.

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who entered! 

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