Three Judges a’Reading

Excited to learn who will be reading your Holiday-themed Short Stories? These three experienced authors and literary critics can’t wait to dig into your work! Don’t forget: the deadline to submit your short story is  November 3, 2014.

Full Holiday Contest details here.

Vanessa Grant


Vanessa Grant is the author of over thirty-five novels, with over 10 million books sold worldwide.

Over the years her love of storytelling and curiosity about people led Vanessa to study psychology, volunteer on a crisis line, serve as a peer counselor for a family life organization, teach at a university, and tell stories about life, love, and secrets. Vanessa has given workshops to writers’ groups in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Canada.

Vanessa and her husband live on Vancouver Island in the Pacific Northwest with their two Australian Shepherd dogs.

Jennifer Snow


Jennifer Snow lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and four year old son. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, the Canadian Author Association, and SheWrites.org. She is also a regular blogger on the Heartwarming Authors site and is a contributing author to Mslexia Magazine, WestWord Magazine and RWR. Her 2013 Holiday Romance-The Trouble With Mistletoe was a finalist in the 2014 Golden Quill Contest and is currently a finalist in the Heart of Denver Aspen Gold Contest.

Susanne Carter

Huck and his mom at the beach

Susanne Carter is an avid reader with a special interest in short stories. She is a semi-retired freelance writer, editor, and researcher who lives in Dunedin, FL. Susanne is also an active volunteer in literacy, dog rescue, and dog therapy activities.  Her blog, Short Story Insights, offers reviews, information, insights, and resources on short stories.  Susanne holds an MS in Education with emphasis in English from Missouri State University.

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