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Congratulations to the 2012 Annual Writing Competition Winners
Winners of the SWW Annual Writing Contest were announced at the awards banquet on September 15. Below is a listing of the winners by category and place standing.
Rachel Wierick Things We'll Ask God
Rachel Wierick won the $1500 grand prize Storyteller Award, as well as first place in the Juvenile/Young Adult Novel category for her entry.
1st Place: Susan Salom Gay, Albuquerque, NM Madame Thunderbolt
2nd Place: Karima Alavi, Abiquiu, NM In the Shadow of the Tombs
3rd Place: James Brooks, Abilene, TX Discovering Maggie
Judge: Chelsea M. Gilmore, Literary Agent, Maria Carvainis Agency
1st Place: David L. Brown, Rio Rancho, NM Retirement Man
2nd Place: Sue Anne Hodge, Pocatello, ID Never Touch a Dead Body
3rd Place: George Snyder, Seal Beach, CA The Farewell Heist
Judge: Thomas Colgan, Executive Editor, Penguin Books
1st Place: Rachel Wierick, S. Pasadena, CA Things We'll Ask God
2nd Place: Kathleen Cherry, Kitimat, BC The Funny Money Mystery
3rd Place: Marylin N. Warner, Manitou Spgs, CO The Sister System
Judge: Katherine R. Harrison, Ass't Editor, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
1st Place: Elizabeth Rose, Galisteo, NM Poet Under A Soldier's Hat
2nd Place: David Connell, Severna Park, MO Last Leaf To Fall
3rd Place: Donna M. Vesely, Anthony, NM Destinies Entwined Like Eagles Falling Out of the Sky
Judge: Mike Harris, Publisher, La Frontera Publishing
1st Place: K. Eisert, Placitas, NM "To Err is Human"
2nd Place: Edward D. Anderson, Gainsville, FL "The Switchback"
3rd Place: K. Eisert, Placitas, NM "Parades"
Judge: Michelle Vega, Berkley Editorial, Berkley Publishing Group
1st Place: Karima Alavi, Abiquiu, NM "Bangkok Ghosts"
2nd Place: Martha Dudley, Staunton, VA "Johnny Liem"
3rd Place: Jan Smith, Taos, NM "Breasts"
Judge: Sarah Marshall, Editor-in-Chief, The Portland Review
1st Place: Todd Griffin,Cedar Crest, NM The Model You
2nd Place: Jonathan Miller, Albuquerque, NM Law, Lust and Love
3rd Place: David L. Brown, Rio Rancho, NM How to be Safe in a Dangerous World
Judge: Sheree Bykofsky, Sheree Bykofsky Assoc. Literary Agency
1st Place: Christine Dodd, Akron, OH Smoke Drink F**k
2nd Place: Gina Troisi, Dover, NH Shadows on the Sidewalk
3rd Place: R. C. Schenck, Jr, Albuquerque, NM Roaring Fork: A Memoir
Judge: Paul Rhetts, LPD Press, Rio Grande Books
1st Place: Ramona Gault, Seattle, WA "The Arroyo"
2nd Place: R.C. Schenck, Jr, Albuquerque, NM "Billy Graham and the Ice Cream Man"
3rd Place: Elizabeth Rose, Galisteo, NM "Lisa's Road Lesson"
Judge: Leigh Ann Henion, Editor, Cold Mountain Review
1st Place: Amanda Huneke, New Bern, NC How to Play on a Windy Day
2nd Place: Jacqueline Robison, Albuquerque, NM Teensy Tiny and the Magnificent Spinning All-Seeing Hat
3rd Place: Rebecca Colby, Harrogate, UK Broomstick Rodeo
Judge: Sara Sargent, Ass't Editor, Balzer + Bray/Harper Collins Children's Books
1st Place: Amy Lanasa, Las Cruces, NM When You Marry the Man…
2nd Place: Chip Casner, Flagstaff, AZ Easter Island
3rd Place: Briley Webb, Scottsdale, AZ A Picture is Worth
Judge: Greg Gertmenian, General Manager, Abbot Entertainment
1st Place: Phyllis Hoge, Albuquerque, NM "Peacetime"
2nd Place: Darrell L. Gasaway, Alto, NM "Stew for Two"
3rd Place: Phyllis Hoge, Albuquerque, NM "Surfaces"
Judge: Lisa Lewis, Cimarron Review