I am very pleased to announce the winners of Ravishing Beasts' first ever writing contest. A huge thank you to all writers. From maggoty squirrels to jellied pig eyeballs to a fox mask LED mount - entries covered just about every aspect of the lurid world of taxidermy. It was a close race. But after much deliberation, here are the winners.
First place: Andy Tompkins
Second place: Marisa Rand
Third place: Merle Patchett
Congratulations to all! Read all the entries here + Winning entries will receive a copy of Melissa Milgrom's Still Life: Adventure in Taxidermy.
If you are kicking yourself for not entering, not to worry! Save up your story for next year's contest, when the prizes will include a copy of my own cultural history of taxidermy -- The Breathless Zoo: Taxidermy and the Cultures of Longing.