Werewolves! Blasphemous horrors! A steampunk soundtrack! A ballroom full of weirdoes enjoyed all of the above at the Weird Tales 85th anniversary reception Friday night at the World Science Fiction Convention in Denver. The photos will be uploaded soon — but first, it’s time to announce online, as we did at the party, the identities of our Spam Fiction contest winners!
It was a tough contest to judge — in the end we received some 175 entries, inspired by spam titles ranging from the innocuous “Angelina Jolie splits from Brad Pitt” to the unforgettable “Parsimonious Wang.” When all is said and done, though, the spam must be filtered — and three winners were finally left sitting there in our prize-winning inbox:
Third place: “Mexico Delivered At Your Door,” by Kristine Duffey
Second place: “Boy Eats Fried Rat, Pictures,” by Eric Grissom
First place: “Let Yourself Look Spiny,” by Richard Howard
Congratulations to the winners! You’ll be reading their stories here at WeirdTalesMagazine.com shortly — and there’s also a list of honorable mentions to come.