After a tight race, which wasn’t really a race, but you get the idea, we’ve collected the results of the December 2014 Reader’s Choice Poll. The will of the people shall be made known, although we can’t claim to speak for all people because there’s still a significant portion of the human population that hasn’t… you know what, you’re right; we should just go ahead and reveal the winner.
Now that you’re sleeping off the excesses of the holiday break, it’s time to show a little love to the amazing authors from our December issue. We had a fantastic lineup to close out the year, and now the burden is upon you to pick your favorite. It’s hard, but we had to do it, so you must, too.
The eligible stories are:
Hopefully the food coma has worn off from your Thanksgiving feast and you’ve had time to vote in the Reader’s Choice Poll, because otherwise it’s too late to vote, and you’ll be fired for sleeping at your desk. Regardless, we’re about to announce the winner of the poll, so make whatever drumroll sound effects you deem appropriate.
We’re a little wary about the Reader’s Choice Poll this month, given how frustrating it was last month. But we believe in the fundamental goodness of humans and orcs alike, so we’re willing to give you all a second chance. Come forth and vote for your favorite story from November, but knock it off with the fraudulent votes this time.
We’ve made a couple changes to the poll, so it should be harder to spoof the system this time around, but in case some people forgot, the rule is one vote per person. You know, the cardinal rule for just about any vote you’ve ever heard of…
Some of you have been very naughty, it seems. We’ve come with the results of the October 2014 Reader’s Choice Poll and some bad news. Let’s start with the bad news.
Hopefully you have been sufficiently spooked by our October lineup of horror stories. And now that they have all emerged from the graves and sludgepits of the Horror Issue, it’s time to vote for your favorite.
Here’s how the poll works. Pick your favorite story from the month of October (see below for reference), and vote. The poll remains open for a week and will close on November 6. And leaving comments on stories is always welcome, so make your opinion heard!
The poll has closed, and it’s time to reveal the story you picked as the best from our August issue. And just to heighten the suspense, this was the closest race we’ve had in a while, with the lead changing hands several times. Do you consider yourself to be amply enticed? Then read on to find out the results.
The story you chose is …
Get ready for ultimate power to course through your arm, down through your mouse, out through a series of invisible tubes, and into our hallowed servers, whereupon your choice for the best Fiction Vortex story of August 2014 will be registered as an edict from the gods.
That’s right, for a small moment you are a vote god, casting bolts of choosing upon our site. All we ask is that you use your powers for good.
It’s time to announce the winner of the Reader’s Choice Poll for July 2014. The reader’s favorite story was…
Good-bye, Mr. Chip, by Jaime Kittrick
Congratulations to Jaime, and thanks to our authors and readers for participating!