Memphis Fiction Contest Winner 

Winners of the 2006 Memphis magazine Fiction Contest have been selected. The grand-prize winner is Aisling Cordon Maki, who earned $1,000 for her story "Bird Life," which will run in the December issue of Memphis.

Maki, who has made the Bluff City home since 2002, attributes her lifelong love affair with storytelling to her rural northwest Irish roots and her family's favorite pastime, spinning a yarn. In addition to crafting fiction, Maki is a freelance journalist whose articles have appeared in print and online publications, including Memphis Parent, Yahoo! World News, and the Mail & Guardian Online. She writes marketing materials for private clients and is co-creator of MemphisLoves Kids.com, an online resource for local families.

Receiving $500 honorable mention awards are Sally Lyon of Oxford, Mississippi, and Ellen Morris Prewitt of Memphis.

The contest is in its 17th year and is made possible with help from longtime cosponsors Burke's Book Store and Davis-Kidd Booksellers.

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