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==Best Writing==
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==Best Writing Winners==
* <b>(1996): So Far</b><br>Finalists: Aayela, Lost New York, The Meteor, The Stone And A Long Glass Of Sherbet, Tapestry
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* '''1996 Best Writing''': ''[[So Far]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]]; [[Z-code]]).
* <b>(1997): Sunset Over Savannah</b><br>Finalists: Babel, I-0, She's Got a Thing for a Spring, The Space Under the Window
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* '''1997 Best Writing''': ''[[Sunset Over Savannah]]'' ([[Ivan Cockrum]]; [[TADS 2]]).
* <b>(1998): Photopia</b><br>Finalists: Anchorhead, Little Blue Men, Muse: An Autumn Romance, Spider and Web
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* '''1998 Best Writing''': ''[[Photopia]]'' ([[Adam Cadre]]; Z-code).
* <b>(1999): For a Change</b><br>Finalists: Exhibition, Lunatix, Varicella, Worlds Apart
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* '''1999 Best Writing''': ''[[For a Change]]'' ([[Dan Schmidt]]; Z-code).
* <b>(2000): Metamorphoses</b><br>Finalists: My Angel, Rameses, Shade, You are a Chef!
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* '''2000 Best Writing''': ''[[Metamorphoses]]'' ([[Emily Short]]; Z-code).
* <b>(2001): Fallacy of Dawn</b><br>Finalists: All Roads, Best of Three, No Time To Squeal, Pytho's Mask
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* '''2001 Best Writing''': ''[[Fallacy of Dawn]]'' ([[Robb Sherwin]]; Hugo).
* <b>(2002): The Moonlit Tower</b><br>Finalists: Earth and Sky 2: Another Earth, Another Sky, Savoir Faire, Till Death Makes a Monk-Fish Out of Me!, When Help Collides
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* '''2002 Best Writing''': ''[[The Moonlit Tower]]'' ([[Yoon Ha Lee]]; Z-code).
* <b>(2003): Narcolepsy</b><br>Finalists: City of Secrets, Max Blaster and Doris de Lightning Against the Parrot Creatures of Venus, Slouching Towards Bedlam, To Hell in a Hamper
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* '''2003 Best Writing''': ''[[Narcolepsy]]'' (Adam Cadre; [[Glulx]]).
* <b>(2004): Blue Chairs</b><br>Finalists: Future Boy!, Gamlet, Necrotic Drift, The Dreamhold
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* '''2004 Best Writing''': ''[[Blue Chairs]]'' ([[Chris Klimas]]; Z-code).
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* '''2005 Best Writing:''' ''[[Vespers]]'' ([[Jason Devlin]], Z-code).
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* '''2006 Best Writing:''' ''[[Delightful Wallpaper]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]] as "Edgar O. Weyrd"; Z-code).
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* '''2007 Best Writing:''' ''[[Lost Pig]]'' ([[Admiral Jota]] as "Grunk"; Z-code).
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* '''2008 Best Writing:''' ''[[Violet]]'' ([[Jeremy Freese]]; Z-code).
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* '''2009 Best Writing:''' ''[[Alabaster]]'' ([[John Cater]], [[Rob Dubbin]], [[Eric Eve]], [[Elizabeth Heller]], [[Jayzee]], [[Kazuki Mishima]], [[Sarah Morayati]], [[Mark Musante]], [[Emily Short]], [[Adam Thornton]], and [[Ziv Wities]]; Glulx).
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* '''2010 Best Writing:''' ''[[Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]]; Z-code).
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* '''2011 Best Writing:''' ''[[Cryptozookeeper]]'' ([[Robb Sherwin]]).
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* '''2012 Best Writing:''' ''[[howling dogs]]'' ([[Porpentine]], [[Twine]]).
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* '''2013 Best Writing:''' ''[[Their angelical understanding]]'' ([[Porpentine]]; Web browser).
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* '''2014 Best Writing:''' '' [[With Those We Love Alive]]'' ([[Porpentine]], [[Brenda Neotenomie]]; Web browser)
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* '''2015 Best Writing:''' ''[[Birdland]]'' ([[Brendan Patrick Hennessy]]; 01-Oct-2015; Web browser).
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==Best Writing Winners and Finalists==
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* '''1996 Best Writing''': ''[[So Far]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]]; [[Z-code]]).
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** Finalist: ''[[Aayela]]'' ([[Magnus Olsson]]; [[TADS 2]]).
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** Finalist: ''[[Lost New York]]'' ([[Neil deMause]]; TADS 2).
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** Finalist: ''[[The Meteor, the Stone and a Long Glass of Sherbet]]'' ([[Graham Nelson]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Tapestry]]'' ([[Daniel Ravipinto]]; Z-code).
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* '''1997 Best Writing''': ''[[Sunset Over Savannah]]'' ([[Ivan Cockrum]]; TADS 2).
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** Finalist: ''[[Babel]]'' ([[Ian Finley]]; TADS 2).
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** Finalist: ''[[I-0]]'' ([[Adam Cadre]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[She's Got a Thing for a Spring]]'' ([[Brent VanFossen]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[The Space Under the Window]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]]; Z-code).
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* '''1998 Best Writing''': ''[[Photopia]]'' ([[Adam Cadre]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Anchorhead]]'' ([[Michael Gentry]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Little Blue Men]]'' ([[Michael Gentry]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Muse: An Autumn Romance]]'' ([[Christopher Huang]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Spider and Web]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]]; Z-code).
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* '''1999 Best Writing''': ''[[For a Change]]'' ([[Dan Schmidt]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Exhibition]]'' ([[Ian Finley]]; TADS 2).
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** Finalist: ''[[Lunatix: The Insanity Circle]]'' ([[Mike Snyder]]; MS-DOS).
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** Finalist: ''[[Varicella]]'' ([[Adam Cadre]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Worlds Apart]]'' ([[Suzanne Britton]]; TADS 2).
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* '''2000 Best Writing''': ''[[Metamorphoses]]'' ([[Emily Short]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[My Angel]]'' ([[Jon Ingold]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Rameses]]'' ([[Stephen Bond]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Shade]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]] as "Ampe R. Sand"; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[You are a Chef!]]'' ([[Dan Shiovitz]]; TADS 2).
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* '''2001 Best Writing''': ''[[Fallacy of Dawn]]'' ([[Robb Sherwin]]; [[Hugo]]).
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** Finalist: ''[[All Roads]]'' ([[Jon Ingold]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Best of Three]]'' ([[Emily Short]]; [[Glulx]]).
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** Finalist: ''[[No Time To Squeal]]'' ([[Robb Sherwin]] and [[Mike Sousa]]; TADS 2).
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** Finalist: ''[[Pytho's Mask]]'' ([[Emily Short]]; Z-code).
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* '''2002 Best Writing''': ''[[The Moonlit Tower]]'' ([[Yoon Ha Lee]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Another Earth, Another Sky|Earth and Sky 2: Another Earth, Another Sky]]'' ([[Paul O'Brian]]; Glulx).
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** Finalist: ''[[Savoir-Faire]]'' ([[Emily Short]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Till Death Makes a Monk-Fish Out of Me!]]'' ([[Jon Ingold]] and [[Mike Sousa]]; TADS 2).
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** Finalist: ''[[When Help Collides]]'' ([[J. D. Berry]]; Z-code).
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* '''2003 Best Writing''': ''[[Narcolepsy]]'' ([[Adam Cadre]]; Glulx).
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** Finalist: ''[[City of Secrets]]'' ([[Emily Short]]; Glulx).
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** Finalist: ''[[Max Blaster and Doris de Lightning Against the Parrot Creatures of Venus]]'' ([[Dan Shiovitz]] and [[Emily Short]]; [[TADS 3]]).
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** Finalist: ''[[Slouching Towards Bedlam]]'' ([[Daniel Ravipinto]] and [[Star Foster]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[To Hell in a Hamper]]'' ([[J. J. Guest]]; [[ADRIFT]]).
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* '''2004 Best Writing''': ''[[Blue Chairs]]'' ([[Chris Klimas]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[The Dreamhold]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Future Boy!]]'' ([[Kent Tessman]]; Hugo).
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** Finalist: ''[[Gamlet]]'' ([[Tomasz Pudlo]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Necrotic Drift]]'' ([[Robb Sherwin]]; Hugo).
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* '''2005 Best Writing''': ''[[Vespers]]'' ([[Jason Devlin]], Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Bolivia By Night]]'' ([[Aidan Doyle]]; TADS 2).
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** Finalist: ''[[Chancellor]]'' ([[Kevin Venzke]]; TADS 2).
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** Finalist: ''[[Mix Tape]]'' ([[Brett Witty]]; TADS 3).
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** Finalist: ''[[Tough Beans]]'' ([[Sara Dee]]; Z-code).
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* '''2006 Best Writing''': ''[[Delightful Wallpaper]]'' ([[Andrew Plotkin]] as "Edgar O. Weyrd"; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Floatpoint]]'' ([[Emily Short]]; Glulx).
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** Finalist: ''[[Legion]]'' ([[Jason Devlin]] as "Ian Anderson"; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Pantomime]]'' ([[Robb Sherwin]]; Hugo).
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** Finalist: ''[[The Baron]]'' a.k.a. ''[[De Baron]]'' ([[Victor Gijsbers]]; Z-code; English and Dutch).
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* '''2007 Best Writing: ''[[Lost Pig]]''''' ([[Admiral Jota]] as "Grunk"; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[An Act of Murder]]'' ([[Christopher Huang]] as "Hugh Dunnett"; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Child's Play]]'' ([[Stephen Granade]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Deadline Enchanter]]'' ([[Alan DeNiro]] as Anonymous; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[The Chinese Room]]'' ([[Joey Jones]] and [[Harry Giles]]; Glulx).
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* '''2008 Best Writing: ''[[Violet]]''''' ([[Jeremy Freese]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Everybody Dies]]'' ([[Jim Munroe]]; Glulx).
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** Finalist: ''[[Gun Mute]]'' ([[C.E.J. Pacian]]; TADS 3).
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** Finalist: ''[[Nightfall]]'' ([[Eric Eve]]; Glulx).
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* '''2009 Best Writing: ''[[Alabaster]]''''' ([[John Cater]], [[Rob Dubbin]], [[Eric Eve]], [[Elizabeth Heller]], [[Jayzee]], [[Kazuki Mishima]], [[Sarah Morayati]], [[Mark Musante]], [[Emily Short]], [[Adam Thornton]], and [[Ziv Wities]]; Glulx).
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** Finalist: ''[[Broken Legs]]'' ([[Sarah Morayati]]; Glulx).
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** Finalist: ''[[Klockwerk: The Shadow in the Cathedral]]'' ([[Ian Finley]] and [[Jon Ingold]]; publisher: [[Textfyre]]; [[FyreVM]]).
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** Finalist: ''[[Make It Good]]'' ([[Jon Ingold]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[Walker & Silhouette]]'' ([[C.E.J. Pacian]]; TADS 3).
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* '''2010 Best Writing: ''[[Hoist Sail for the Heliopause and Home]]''''' ([[Andrew Plotkin]]; Z-code).
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** Finalist: ''[[The Blind House]]'' ([[Amanda Allen]] as "Maude Overton"; Glulx).
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** Finalist: ''[[Gris et Jaune]]'' ([[Jason Devlin]] as "Steve van Gaal"; Glulx).
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** Finalist: ''[[Hoosegow]]'' ([[Ben Collins-Sussman]] and [[Jack Welch]]; Z-code).
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* '''2011 Best Writing: ''[[Cryptozookeeper]]''''' ([[Robb Sherwin]]).
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** Finalist: ''[[Mentula Macanus: Apocolocyntosis]]'' ([[Adam Thornton]]).
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** Finalist: ''[[Taco Fiction]]'' ([[Ryan Veeder]]).
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** Finalist: ''[[Zombie Exodus]]'' ([[Jim Dattilo]]).
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* '''2012 Best Writing: [[howling dogs]]''' ([[Porpentine]], [[Twine]]).
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** Finalist: ''[[Bee]]'' ([[Emily Short]], [[Varytale]]).
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** Finalist: ''[[Dinner Bell]]'' ([[Jenni Polodna]], [[Z-code]]).
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** Finalist: ''[[Eurydice]]'' (Anonymous, [[Z-code]]).
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* '''2013 Best Writing: [[Their angelical understanding]]''' ([[Porpentine]]; Web browser).
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** Finalist: ''[[Coloratura]]'' ([[Lynnea Glasser]]; Glulx).
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** Finalist: ''[[You Will Select a Decision]]'' ([[Brendan Patrick Hennessy]]; Web browser).
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* '''2014 Best Writing:''' '''[[With Those We Love Alive]]''' ([[Porpentine]], [[Brenda Neotenomie]]; Web browser)
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** Finalist: ''[[Eidolon]]'' ([[A.D. Jansen]]; Web browser)
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* '''2015 Best Writing:''' '''[[Birdland]]''' ([[Brendan Patrick Hennessy]]; 01-Oct-2015; Web browser).
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** Finalist: ''[[Laid Off from the Synesthesia Factory]]'' ([[Katherine Morayati]])
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** Finalist: ''[[Midnight. Swordfight.]]'' ([[Chandler Groover]])
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** Finalist: ''[[SPY INTRIGUE]]'' ([[furkle]])
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==Links==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XYZZY_Award_for_Best_Writing XYZZY Award for Best Writing] at Wikipedia
 
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