Monday, May 23, 2011

My story, Keeners wins First Place for The Lost on the Rock Contest!

I’m very happy to say my story, Keeners has won first place for The Lost on the Rock Contest! It’s a departure from my usual supernatural horror, and deals more with the reality of death. It was hosted on Laurita Miller’s Calling Shotgun and Alan W. Davidson’s Conversations From Land’s Edge. They also feature an interview with me here.

There were several winners and honorable mentions, so please make sure to read them all as they are posted over the next few days.

1st Place
Keeners by Angel Zapata

2nd Place
Lost by Denise Covey

3rd Place
Oubliette by Susan Harding

4th Place
Where is Esther? by Mike Jackson

Honourable Mentions
Simply Lost by John Wiswell
Numbers by Gerard Smith

Upcoming schedule at Calling Shotgun:

Monday - 1st Place story Keeners by Angel Zapata
Tuesday - Interview with writer Denise Covey
Wednesday - Interview with writer Susan Harding
Thursday - 4th Place story Where is Esther? by Mike Jackson
Friday - Honourable Mention story Simply Lost by John Wiswell

Upcoming schedule at Conversations from Land's Edge:

Monday - Interview with contest winner, writer Angel Zapata
Tuesday - 2nd place story "Lost" by Denise Covey
Wednesday - 3rd place story "Oubliette" by Susan Harding
Thursday - Interview with 4th place writer Mike Jackson
Friday - Honourable mention story "Numbers" by Gerard Smith

Thank you Laurita and Alan!


  1. Woo! Congrats, very cool! :-) Going to check out the interview now. Cheers.

  2. Congrats, Angel! As always, it is WELL deserved.

  3. Way to go, Angel!

    Loved your story, “Keeners”, and enjoyed the interview. You are one cool dude who can write and 'talk' exceptionally well.

    Good luck with your chapbook, but I'm certain it will be fantastic.

  4. you rock looking forward to your piece..

  5. A worthy winner, my friend. Left a comment on Alan and Laurita's blogs. Well done!!

  6. Great story -- and a huge congratulations! Off to read the interview. Peace...

  7. Fantastic job, Angel. It didn't take long for us to deem "Keeners" worthy of top prize.

  8. Thanks for the feedback! It's nice to offer a story with at least the possibility for hope at the end.

  9. Angel, in case you didn't catch my comment on Al's and Laurita's blogs, I say congratulations to you for a great piece of writing. Well deserved first place. Thanks for reading and commenting on my second placed story.


  10. Nice piece and my congrats to you.

  11. Nice to read a piece from you where the heart is poured out in tears than in blood, though both are lovely sacrifices. Congrats on the win! (Ribbit)

  12. Yessum, Angel. Congratulations on taking first