The winner of the 2018 Story of the Year, along with the $50 prize and enshrinement in the Hall of Fame, is:
The Summer of Sweet Mary (circa 1972) by Bob Thurber
For the first time, 50WS has a two-time story of the year winner. It’s not surprising that Bob Thurber was the one to do it. His run of work this year was truly exceptional, earning repeated honours despite the increasing volume and quality of submissions we’ve been receiving month after month.