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Here’s the list that includes the winner, the runners-up and the honorable mentions for the 2012 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellent in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing. An all-time high in both total number of submissions and in quality, which was really amazing. Lots of worthy stories didn’t make the list.

Winner, Runners-up and Honorable Mentions for the 2012 Award

Winner: “Superposition” by Rebekah Baldridge, Newman University

First Runner-up: “Halcyon Days” by Madeline Stevens, Bennington College

Second Runner-up: “The Taste of Salt” by Rachel Halpern, Grinnell College

Third Runner-up (tie): “The Writ of Years” by Brit Mandelo, University of Louisville

“Opus No. 4: Duet for Expressionism and Absinthe” by Anthony Powers, Wright State University

“The Case of the Smitten Magician” by Lara Donnelly, Wright State University

Honorable Mentions:

“Ilse, Who Saw Clearly” by E. Lily Yu, Princeton University

“The Sister Kite” by Rebecca McNulty, College of New Jersey

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