2011 Memoir Writing Winners

Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the 100 Memoir Writing winners of the 80th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition!

First Place Winner:

Judy Belsky
Chicago IL

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The Top 100


  1. Judy Belsky
    Chicago IL
  2. Dawn Goodwin
    Carrollton GA
  3. Karl Williams
    Tunkhannock PA
  4. Suzanne Morrone
    San Jose CA
  5. Hayley F. Pike
    Pompano Beach FL
  6. Laura Tokie
    Ortonville MI
  7. Renate Fleck
    East Brunswick NJ
  8. Jocelyn Cerrudo Sese
    Queens Village NY
  9. Bonita L Sargeant
    Los Olivos CA
  10. Alice Coggin Bagley
    Palmetto GA
  11. Darlene M. Glass
    Cleveland OH
  12. Sharon Gillespie
    Austin TX
  13. Irene Collette Cullen
    Dearborn MI
  14. Gloria Larrieu
    Fennville MI
  15. Elizabeth Rivas
    Long Beach CA
  16. Julia Sportolari
    Chicago IL
  17. J. A. Hijiya
    South Dartmouth MA
  18. Mark Nassutti
    Vashon Island WA
  19. J. Luciano Fallad
    Coral Gables FL
  20. David Atman
    Eugene OR
  21. Susan Brown
    Ventura CA
    New York NY
  23. Terry Dawley
    Wattsburg PA
  24. Amy Miller
    Liberty ME
  25. Dan Tomasulo
    Asbury Park NJ
  26. Julie Prince
    Bronx NY
  27. Brigitte Barry
    Lincroft NJ
  28. Vince Feleccia
    Humble TX
  29. Elizabeth (Willie) Towles
    Charlotte NC
  30. Joan Zacharias
    Thunder Bay ON
  31. Kathleen Crowley
    Belmont MA
  32. Joan Rattay
    Phoenix AZ
  33. Kathleen D. Gallagher
    Akron OH
  34. Stacey Brook
    New York NY
  35. Melissa Fisher Adami
    Dallas TX
  36. Bette Dee
    New York NY
  37. K. S. Koop
    Henderson NV
  38. Alice Coggin Bagley
    Palmetto GA
  39. Sable Blair
    Walnut Creek CA
  40. Leah VanDivner
    Worcester PA
  41. David Boyle
    Chicago IL
  42. Wendy Pierman Mitzel
    Suffield CT
  43. Joey Holland
    Greenville SC
  44. Betsy Bitner
    Clifton Park NY
  45. Elizabeth Warkentin
    Montreal West PQ
  46. Bonnie S. Linder
    Fairfax VA
  47. Marshal Taylor
    Las Vegas NV
  48. Catherine Read
    Annandale VA
  49. Barbara V. Evers
    Greer SC
  50. Irena Kot Saratoga
    Springs NY
  1. Sarah J. Schanzenbach
    Belle Fourche SD
  2. Alessandra Bianchi
    Marblehead MA
  3. Lynn Sanchez McClintock
    Studio City CA
  4. Karen S. Zhang
    Centreville VA
  5. Jack Shakely
    Rancho Mirage CA
  6. Stephen W. Keene
    Summerland Key FL
  7. Mary W. Bridgman
    Starke FL
  8. Greg Larson
    Overland Park KS
  9. Nancy Rhodes Hanson
    Novato CA
  10. Kiera Outlaw
    Bayswater Other
  11. Lisa Crewe
    Palatine IL
  12. S.C. Underwood
    Sequim WA
  13. Melody Gough
    Reno NV
  14. L. Jaye Fisher
    Didsbury AB
  15. Nancy James
    Santa Monica CA
  16. Erica Herd
    Rochelle Park NJ
  17. Jennifer Mueller
    Nashville TN
  18. Bill Nichols
    Atlanta GA
  19. Susanna Solomon
    San Anselmo CA
  20. L.B. Blackwell
    Chattanooga TN
  21. Kelley Williams
    Vero Beach FL
  22. Clyde Parrish
    Cincinnati OH
  23. Richard Humphries
    San Francisco CA
  24. Karen Turner
    Mornington Other
  25. Angelica Cruz
    Manila Other
  26. J. Luciano Fallad
    Coral Gables FL
  27. John S. Bis
    Youngstown NY
  28. Audre O’Lenick
    Coraopolis PA
  29. Corinne Ward
    Metairie LA
  30. Hannah Yakin
    Jerusalem Other
  31. Michele Forsten
    New York NY
  32. Kelly Rheel
    Brooklyn NY
  33. Kyle Capogna
    Grand Rapids MI
  34. Jen Stocks
    Raleigh NC
  35. Sandra Ostrander
    Eureka Springs AR
  36. Maria Grigoriadis
    Jamaica Plain MA
  37. Vanessa Gravenstine
    New York NY
  38. Kaelin Rene Ball
    Randolph NJ
  39. Kathryn Cureton
    Bonne Terre MO
  40. Teri Davis
    Union OH
  41. C. L. Mohn
    New Cumberland PA
  42. Julie Marie Wade
    Louisville KY
  43. Megan Risley
    Seattle WA
  44. Gabriel Amor
    New York NY
  45. Stan Matthews
    Friday Harbor WA
  46. Lorna Lee Earl
    Plattsburgh NY
  47. Jessica Laufer-Lowenhar
    Greenlawn NY
  48. Stan Matthews
    Friday Harbor WA
  49. Katherine Manion
    Urbandale IA
  50. Sharon Sigler
    Dryden MI

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