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Winner’s Circle

At long last, we are proud to announce the winners and finalists of our Letters from Postapocalypse Contest!

With submissions received from all over the world, the competition was stiff, but our Judges were confident in their selections of:

  • “The Everest” by Rachel Fin-Lohmann, in First Place – http://www.thecharlescarter.com/writing/2018/02/01/the-everest/
  • “Notes on the Pestilence” by Ed Ahern, in Second Place – http://www.thecharlescarter.com/writing/2018/01/30/notes-on-the-pestilence/
  • “The end of all things” by Freya Jackson, in Third Place – http://www.thecharlescarter.com/writing/2018/01/26/the-end-of-all-things/

What Winners and Readers can look forward to now:

  • Each story will receive a spotlight position following publication. You can expect to see:
    • “The end of all things” to appear January 25th, 2018
    • “Notes on the Pestilence” to appear January 30th, 2018
    • “The Everest” to appear February 1st, 2018
  • Exciting Author Interview with Rachel Fin-Lohmann, our First Place author, about their piece, “The Everest” and whatever else might be on their mind, slated to appear alongside their winning piece on February 1st, 2018

Above all, we at The Charles Carter would like to thank all of our contestants and readers who make it possible for us to do what we do, namely read your awesome work and try to help out where we can by providing a platform and feedback. Thank you, and again, congratulations. Be sure to spot our Contest page in the future, as we plan to launch our next Contest soon!

And of course, we couldn’t forget our Honorable Mentions:

  • “Crow Barn” by DC Diamondopolous
  • Decisions” by Emily Perkins
  • “Molly in the City” by Josh Dygert
  • “The Talk” by Sheila Martin

Thanks to our Judge Panel:


  • Julia Sorensen
  • Maya Chari
  • Andrew King