2009 Genre Short Story Winners

Announcing the Genre Short Story winners of the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

Genre Short Story Winners


Winner:
Mart Shaughnessy
Perris CA


  1. Amanda Sigquefield
    Olive Branch, MS 
  2. Alex Sinclair
    Stratford CT
  3. Michael Fourman
    Covington GA
  4. Sheila Romano
    Elk Grove CA
  5. Gerry Griffiths
    San Jose CA
  6. Dawn Boeder Johnson
    Stillman Valley IL
  7. Tialena Elliott
    Jamaica NY
  8. Ben R. Philibert
    Saint Louis MO
  9. Robert Norton
    Portland OR
  10. Katy Kellogg
    Las Vegas NV
  11. Trish Field
    San Clemente CA
  12. Matthew Maybray
    Drexel Hill PA
  13. Hope R. Gillette
    Binghamton NY
  14. Jeff McCormick
    Lakeland FL
  15. H.M. Snow
    Minneapolis MN
  16. Aaron Patterson
    Rocky River OH
  17. James McGowan
    Omaha NE
  18. Ronald Sitarski
    Fort Lauderdale FL
  19. Matthew Maybray
    Drexel Hill PA
  20. Richard Goodman
    Boone NC
  21. James Greer
    Commerce City CO
  22. Robert S. Kidd
    North Vancouver BC Canada
  23. Alicia Stankay
    Ambridge PA
  24. Rachel Kyle
    Lumberport WV
  25. Jen Colbert
    Redford MI
  26. Jon Ripslinger
    Davenport IA
  27. David M. Thomas
    Monterey CA
  28. Brian Trent
    Prospect CT
  29. Steve Dimeo
    Hillsboro OR
  30. M. Grace Matthews
    Albany NY
  31. Chris Alesso
    Pleasanton CA
  32. Fran M. McGovern
    Apache Junction AZ
  33. Katie Pinelli
    THE WOODLANDS TX
  34. David M. Thomas
    Monterey CA
  35. Jason Miller
    Pittsburgh PA
  36. Christopher Hyatt
    Florence KY
  37. Dan Tomasulo
    Sea Girt NJ
  38. LINDA SPOERNER
    POWAY CA
  39. Steven Cormey
    Medford MA
  40. Steven White
    Shoreline WA
  41. Rochelle Weidner
    Kaneohe HI
  42. J. Steven Fleming
    Phoenix AZ
  43. Tim J. Rocheford Jr.
    Zimmerman MN
  44. Laurie Miles
    Placentia CA
  45. Sasha d’Or
    Pinckney MI
  46. Diana Gudrian
    Easton PA
  47. J. Patrick Geraghty
    Bayonne NJ
  48. Alisa Kester
    Mount Vernon WA
  49. Ruth Welburn
    Sidney British Columbia Canada
  50. Joanna R. Smith
    Cave Creek AZ
  51. M. Grace Matthews
    Albany NY
  52. D. J. Bianca
    Pompton Plains NJ
  53. Victoria Ohlin
    Akron OH
  54. Alan Naditz
    Sacramento CA
  55. Michael Pirillo
    Rome NY
  56. John Naylor
    Monroeville AL
  57. Laurie Perkins
    Needham MA
  58. Bruce Graham
    Winter Park FL
  59. Mark E. Daugherty
    Staunton VA
  60. Brenda L. Witcher
    Denison TX
  61. Hilary Tomasek
    Cookville TX
  62. Lisa Fish
    Bloomington IN
  63. Maureen Callan Fisher
    Eden Prairie MN
  64. Kathy Dowell
    Vidor TX
  65. Ebony Mathis-Modlin
    Westchester CA
  66. Christian Triola
    Norton OH
  67. Laurie Perkins
    Needham MA
  68. Hamilton Waymire
    Irvine CA
  69. Ruth Welburn
    Sidney British Columbia Canada
  70. John J. White
    Merritt Island FL
  71. Brian Trent
    Prospect CT
  72. Benjamin H. Foreman
    Port Orange FL
  73. Steve Pantazis
    Carlsbad CA
  74. James C. Devine
    El Paso TX
  75. W. E. Mueller
    Chesterfield MO
  76. Gabriela Santin
    Broken Arrow OK
  77. Gerald Griffiths
    San Jose CA
  78. Bernie Bourdeau
    Lakeland FL
  79. Debbie Gillette
    Fort Worth TX
  80. Jennifer Porter
    Ortonville MI
  81. Hunter Goddard
    Englewood CO
  82. Steven A. Conness
    Ottawa IL
  83. D.B. Jacobson
    Sewell NJ
  84. Melanie Bacon
    Waxhaw NC
  85. RICHARD Murphy
    San Augustine TX
  86. Silvia Nena
    San Pedro CA
  87. Patricia Bowman-Stein Gyulai
    North Hollywood CA
  88. Rebecca Embrich
    Simi Valley CA
  89. Ashley B. Summers
    Eureka Springs AR
  90. W. E. Mueller
    Chesterfield MO
  91. Sandra Buford
    Deatsville AL
  92. Robbb Lightfoot
    Palo Cedro CA
  93. Dada Nabhaniilananda
    Los Altos Hills CA
  94. Mirja Salminen
    Bellingham WA
  95. William Scar
    Rancho Palos Verdes CA
  96. Joseph W. Porter
    Venice FL
  97. Christina Chandler
    Manahawkin NJ
  98. Chloe Ryan Winston
    Redding CA
  99. Daniel Schuler
    Mobile AL

Click below to see the top 100 winners in each category:
Grand-Prize Winner
Children’s/YA Fiction
Feature Article
Genre Short Story
Inspirational
Mainstream Fiction
Nonrhyming Poetry
Memoir/Personal Essay
Rhyming Poetry
Stageplay
Screenplay

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