Welcome to the Epic Grit Free Reads for June 12, 2017. In this edition our fictions links are the winners of the Writer’s Digest Twelfth Annual Popular Fiction Awards. These seven stories were chosen from over 1,000 entries in six genres: crime, horror, romance, science fiction, thriller, and young adult.

For nonfiction we link “The ISIS Killers” by Mike Giglio at BuzzFeed, photographs by Warzer Jaff.