Hilobrow micro-fiction contest winner

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Last month, I announced a micro-fiction contest (about troubled and troubling superhumans) over at Hilobrow.com. The contest began on Jan. 26, 2010 and ended on Feb. 15. We have a winner!

Matthew Battles, Matthew De Abaitua, and I selected Charles Pappas’ story from a pool of over 225 entries. Here’s the illustration we commissioned, for the winning story, from our talented friend Rick Pinchera:

Intrigued? Read the story! And stay tuned, because Hilobrow.com will be announcing another micro-fiction contest soon.


Joshua Glenn is an editor, publisher, and a freelance writer and semiologist. He does business as KING MIXER, LLC. He's cofounder of the websites HiLobrow, Significant Objects, and Semionaut; and cofounder of HiLoBooks, which will reissue six Radium Age sci fi novels in 2012. In 2011, he produced and co-designed the iPhone app KER-PUNCH. He's coauthored and co-edited Taking Things Seriously, The Idler's Glossary, The Wage Slave's Glossary, the story collection Significant Objects (forthcoming from Fantagraphics), and Unbored, a kids' field guide to life forthcoming from Bloomsbury. In the '00s, Glenn was an associate editor and columnist at the Boston Globe's IDEAS section; he also started the IDEAS blog Brainiac. He has written for Slate, n+1, Cabinet, io9, The Baffler, Feed, and The Idler. In the '90s, Glenn published the seminal intellectual zine Hermenaut; served as editorial director and co-producer of the pioneering DIY and online social networking website Tripod.com; and was an editor at the magazine Utne Reader. Glenn manages the Hermenautic Circle, a secretive online community. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons. Click here for more info.

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