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Congratulations goes out to Pantygynt. The Contest Committee is pleased to announce that Ghost Writer has won the contest A First Book Chapter. In second place finished Rogachevo, Siberia by giraffmang and The Dragon Whisperer by JinxGhost. In third place finished The Hitchbury Zone Chapter 1 by Thomas Blanks and Did someone say, 'Poof?' by humpwhistle.

We are happy to announce last months top ranked posts. These posts were not just All Time Best posts but of all the All Time Bests posts they were ranked #1. The top ranked poem was On The Metro by Theodore McDowell. The story that was the highest ranked post was Silk Stitches by John Ciarmello. The book chapter that was at the #1 spot last month was The Return FINAL CHAPTER by sandramitchell. For script writing none rose higher than Incomparable Fanny Barnwarmer 19 by Jay Squires. Congratulations to these authors! The new All Time Best Ranked Writing for this month has just begun!

Please join the committee in congratulating lancellot as the Reviewer of the Month. In second place finished Susan Newell. In third place finished Jannypan (Jan). Honorable mention goes out to lyenochka, Sandra Nelms-Ludwig and royowen.
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