Looks like we have a winner.
In case you want to re-read, the two entrant stories can be found here. The public vote is narrowly in favour of ‘Guy Fawkes Day’, which I can now reveal to be the work of Tanya Brown; if you email me your snailmail address, Tanya, I’ll send you your copy of the anthology withing the next few days.
The other untitled piece received strong praise from Jetse de Vries, a man who knows a thing or two about fiction. Jetse will probably be amused to find out that he already knows of the author of this piece – it’s none other than Gareth L. Powell, who has had work published in Interzone before now. So, no book for Gareth, I’m afraid – but I’ll be seeing him at Eastercon, so I’ll get him a beer or two as runner-up.
Thanks for taking part, writers and readers both. I’ll have to do this again some time.