- "The Sky that Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue and Into the Black" by Jay Lake *(Selected by more than one preliminary judge)
- "Blue Ink" by Yoon Ha Lee
- "Worm Within" by Cat Rambo
- "A Buyer’s Guide to Maps of Antartica" by Catherynne M. Valente
Congratulations to Jay, Yoon, Cat and Catherynne!