We’re happy to report that both our annual manuscript contest and our onsite Words on the Wall contest brought forth dozens of qualified entries.  Great job 2018 conferees for making submitting great work and making it tough to decide!

 

2018 ANNUAL MANUSCRIPT CONTEST: FICTION

(Judge: Shannon Connor Winward)

1st Prize

Jason Mangano, “What I Do When I Don’t Know What to Do”

2nd Prize

Jack Mulcahy, “Twelve Step Group”

3rd Prize

Beth Moulton, “Riding Lesson”

Hon. Mention

Fred Wish, “Turkey Shoot”

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2018 ANNUAL CONTEST: POETRY (Judge: Daniel Maguire)

1st Prize

Mike Cohen, “Not About the Train”

2nd Prize

Michelle Giles, “Memories and Lace”

3rd Prize

Beth Moulton, “Still Borne”

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2018 ANNUAL MANUSCRIPT CONTEST: NONFICTION (Judge: Harriet Fry)

1st Prize

Beth Moulton, “I Yam What I Yam”

2nd Prize

Ed Kratz, “What Do You Want for That Picture?”

3rd Prize

Beatrice Joyner, “Somebody Almost Stole My Stuff Again (or Defending ‘For                            Colored Girls’)”

Hon. Mention

Stephen Delia, “Dream”

 

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2018  WORDS ON THE WALL: Fiction

1st Place

“New Age Plumbing” by Mike Cohen

2nd Place 

“Becoming Mortal” by Beth Moulton

3rd Place

“Brian” by Seth Foster

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2018  WORDS ON THE WALL: Poetry

1st Place

“Bricklayer / The Sacrament”  by Beth Moulton

2nd Place

“Light Loads, Heavy Burdens” by Rich Schiffer

3rd Place

“The Death of a Poem A Requiem” by G.K. Jai Jayaram

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2018  WORDS ON THE WALL:  All-Genre Prompt Contest

1st Place

“Alibi” by Mike Cohen

2nd Place

“Untitled (I was asleep when he died)” by Rich Schiffer

3rd Place

“I was sleeping when he died” by G.K. Jai Jayaram

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2018  WORDS ON THE WALL:  Nonfiction

1st Place

“Foster Fains” by Anne Glick

2nd Place

“Balance” by Mike Cohen

3rd Place

“You Light Up My Life” by Beth Moulton

 

Conferees who won a category but weren’t at the awards ceremony will have their certificates and prizes mailed to their home address.  Conferees who won free or half-price 2019 conferences (1st and 2nd place in the Annual Contest, respectively) will be contacted by the Registrar next year with instruction on how to claim their discounts.

Thank you to our judges, participants, and voters; and congratulations to our 2018 contest winners!