Matt Bell has won the Million Writers Award with his wonderful story, "Alex Trebek Never Eats Fried Chicken," originally published in Storyglossia. While there were other EWN'ers in the final ten, Matt has become a great friend the past year and I must admit to a certain rooting interest, though I didn't feel it right to promote as such on this blog (like those two voters I might have swayed would have affected anything).
The story is a fantastic story (here's a good look at it), as are the majority of the ten finalists - don't let the fact that the voting is over stop you from reading them. And congratulations again to storySouth and Jason Sanford for doing this again mostly on his own.
For those wondering, Matt's story is listed as a Notable Story in Best of the Web 2008.