2010 Memoirs/Personal Essay Winners

Announcing the Memoirs/Personal Essay winners of the 78th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

Memoirs/Personal Essay Winners


Winner:
Lina Zeldovich
Woodside NY


  1. Sandra Louise Staton-Taiwo
    York PA
  2. Mark Nassutti
    Kirkland WA
  3. Judy Belsky
    seattle WA
  4. Scott Mason
    Raleigh NC
  5. Ajna Jaisinghani
    Houston TX
  6. Caren E Gallimore
    Christiansburg VA
  7. Mathew C. Mecoli
    Haddon Heights NJ
  8. Riley N. Kelly
    Excel AL
  9. Charles Ladd
    Durant OK
  10. Natalie Burg
    Owosso MI
  11. Bill Riddle
    Odessa FL
  12. Douglas L. Hadley
    Mansfield TX
  13. Carolyn McGovern
    manalapan NJ
  14. Michelle Webster-Hein
    Jackson MI
  15. Karl Williams (aka Karl Thaler)
    Tunkhannock PA
  16. Lilly Holden
    Leawood KS
  17. Samantha Barry
    Los Angeles CA
  18. Deborah Markel
    Streetsboro OH
  19. Bill Riddle
    Odessa FL
  20. Bonnie N. James
    Henderson KY
  21. Kim Frasier
    North Miami FL
  22. LoukiaM. Janavaras
    Athens Greece
  23. Deirdre Sinnott
    New York NY
  24. Joyce S. Smith
    Hermitage TN
  25. Margaret Lane Dornaus
    Ozark AR
  26. Grant Flint
    Richmond CA
  27. Sharon Plafker Artz
    Scotch Plains NJ
  28. Anne A. Simpkinson
    New York NY
  29. Bill Riddle
    Odessa FL
  30. Judy Belsky
    seattle WA
  31. Bill Riddle
    Odessa FL
  32. Susan Teague
    Yukon OK
  33. Bonita L Sargeant
    Los Olivos CA
  34. Lucy Iacobelli
    Macomb MI
  35. Christina Ivazes
    Roseville CA
  36. Mariana Williams
    Long Beach CA
  37. Robert Rettie
    Lexington KY
  38. Robert Mauldin
    Billings MT
  39. Jennifer Zach
    Phoenix AZ
  40. Frieda Dixon
    Kennesaw GA
  41. John K. Yamaguchi
    San Francisco CA
  42. Olivia Hayes
    Durham NC
  43. Denise Streiner
    Westland MI
  44. Lindsay Bu
    Little Neck NY
  45. Sarah Prediletto
    Clifton Park NY
  46. gloria Masterson-Richardson
    Rockport MA
  47. Marina DelVecchio
    Cary NC
  48. Marcus Hondro
    Bowen Island Canada
  49. Rossandra White
    Laguna Beach CA
  50. Monica Mansfield
    Voorhees NJ
  51. Sandra A. Hutcheson
    McDonough GA
  52. Michelle Wotowiec
    Brooklyn OH
  53. Elizabeth O’Carroll
    San Francisco CA
  54. Lisa Sherman
    Lincolnwood IL
  55. Robert Iulo
    New York NY
  56. Kathleen M. Long
    Beaver OR
  57. Brandi Dawn Henderson
    Laurel MD
  58. Patrick J. O’Brien
    West Chazy NY
  59. Krissy Dietrich Gallagher
    Cleveland Heights OH
  60. Holly Maurer-Klein
    Pittsburgh PA
  61. Rhonda Pemberton
    Two Rivers AK
  62. Dona VanTrease
    Meridian ID
  63. Ron Gilchrist
    Bellevue NE
  64. Robin L. Beck
    Boothbay ME
  65. Mary W. Bridgman
    Jacksonville FL
  66. David W. Berner
    Naperville IL
  67. Carissa S. Picard
    Caledonia MI
  68. Percival R. J. Tilley
    Newberg OR
  69. Grace Frisone
    New Orleans LA
  70. marla h. thurman
    signal mountain TN
  71. Arnold Simon
    Atlanta GA
  72. Judith Works
    Edmonds WA
  73. E.D. Farkas
    New York NY
  74. Christine W. Ross
    Queensbury NY
  75. D Gavin Guddi
    Hanover PA
  76. William L. Dennis
    Dade City FL
  77. Mary Lou Stahr
    Latham NY
  78. Sharon O’Hagan
    Paphos Cyprus
  79. Perry Glasser
    Haverhill MA
  80. Erin Kathleen Boyle
    Los Angeles CA
  81. Beth Slichenmyer
    Atlanta GA
  82. Utkarsh Singh Rajawat
    Sewickley PA
  83. CarmenGomez-Quintana
    Philadelphia PA
  84. Hollis Milark
    Delmar NY
  85. John K. Yamaguchi
    San Francisco CA
  86. Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo
    Rosedale NY
  87. Teresa Dovalpage
    El Prado NM
  88. Allison Merrill
    Orem UT
  89. Alexander W. Merrill
    Stamford CT
  90. Matthewe Cruise
    Royersford PA
  91. Karin Englund
    Stockholm Foreign Entry
  92. Valdis Kibens
    Saint Charles MO
  93. Jake Scott
    Owen Sound Canada
  94. Michael R. Hansen
    Mission Viejo CA
  95. Nora M. Garcia
    North Hollywood CA
  96. Bonnie Lee Strunk
    Allentown PA
  97. Vanda
    New York NY
  98. Maureen Cotter
    Venice CA
  99. Janet Bergstrom
    Everson WA


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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