The contest was judged by Naomi Huffman of MCDxFSG and FSG Originals.
In first place is “Paradise Pawn” by Meg Richardson.
In second place is “Little Squirrel” by Tim Hickey.
In third place is “Empire of Dirt” by Jonathan Bohr Heinen.
See the full list of finalists, honorable mentions, and read the first chapters at their website.