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    2012 Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition Winners

    Categories: Writer’s Digest Magazine November/December 2012 Online Exclusives Tags: annual competition, poetry, short stories.

    Writer’s Digest would like to congratulate the 101 winners of the 81st Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition!

    Grand Prize
    Jacob Appel
    New York, NY

    Children’s/Young Adult Fiction
    1st
    Brooke Hartman
    Chugiak, AK

    2nd
    Heather Sappenfield
    Vail, CO

    3rd
    Kim Tomsic
    Boulder, CO

    4th
    Charity Tahmaseb
    Minnetonka, MN

    5th
    Athena Franco
    Great Lakes, IL

    6th
    Yael Tischler
    Vancouver, BC
    Canada

    7th
    Rick Keuning
    Leichhardt
    Australia

    8th
    Adeaze Simmons
    Stanton, CA

    9th
    Claude Gauthier
    Winnipeg, MB
    Canada

    10th
    Barb Miller
    Wenatchee, WA

    Genre Short Story
    1st
    Ann M Sligar
    Carthage, MO

    2nd
    Conner Jefferson & Bennie Jones II
    Murrieta, CA

    3rd
    John Brizzi
    Shreveport, LA

    4th
    William Dunkerley
    Waverly, NY

    5th
    Melanie Stringham
    ALAMOGORDO,NM

    6th
    Karen Rought
    Greene, NY

    7th
    Bryan Alexander
    Mesquite, TX

    8th
    Laura L. Farnsworth
    Denver, CO

    9th
    Anne Kohl
    Colorado Springs, CO

    10th
    Irene Hsu
    San Jose, CA

    Inspirational Writing
    1st
    Edward A. Hara
    Fairfax, VA

    2nd
    A.E. Wasserman
    Burbank, CA

    3rd
    Diane Tarantini
    Morgantown, WV

    4th
    Sherri Gragg
    Franklin, TN

    5th
    Marielena Zuniga
    Langhorne, PA

    6th
    Joanne Cameron
    Jupiter, FL

    7th
    JANIS H. COVERDALE
    Windsor, CA

    8th
    Courtney Grier Williams
    Valparaiso, IN

    9th
    Michael Lee
    Lawrence, KS

    10th
    Deirdre Assenza
    Mt. Lebanon, PA

    Magazine Feature Article
    1st
    Elaine K. Howley
    Waltham, MA

    2nd
    David B. Whitlock
    Lebanon, KY

    3rd
    Garrett A. Hughes
    Honeoye Falls, NY

    4th
    Sandrine Marlier
    New York, NY

    5th
    Lisa Cahn
    Huntington, NY

    6th
    Klex Carmichael
    Clinton, MA

    7th
    Mark Ray
    Louisville, KY

    8th
    Paul Fein
    Agawam, MA

    9th
    Marina DelVecchio
    Cary, NC

    10th
    Jennifer Bridgman
    Mountain View, CA

    Mainstream/Literary Short Story
    1st
    Yoon-Ji Han
    Tai Tam
    Hong Kong

    2nd
    Bonnie Engstrom
    Scottsdale, AZ

    3rd
    Meghan Barrett Cousino
    Chicago, IL

    4th
    Ann Robson
    Oceanside, CA

    5th
    Ilene Goldman
    Lake in the Hills, IL

    6th
    Mary Nugent
    Bushkill, PA

    7th
    Sheryl L. Ricigliano
    Golden, CO

    8th
    Tom Juergens
    Hamilton, MA

    9th
    Robert G. Rentz
    Fort Myer, FL

    10th
    Jeff Mathison
    Spring Mills, PA

    Memoirs/Personal Essay
    1st
    Randy Osborne
    Atlanta, GA

    2nd
    Joseph Walls
    Doylestown, PA

    3rd
    Jocelyn Cerrudo Sese
    Queens Village, NY

    4th
    Gypsy Martin
    Camas, WA

    5th
    Donna Emmary
    Winston-Salem, NC

    6th
    Melissa Ambrosino
    Hattiesburg, MS

    7th
    Sondra Raines Brooks
    Spicewood, TX

    8th
    Derek Mohn
    Plymouth,MA

    9th
    Teri Byrd
    Volcano, HI

    10th
    Sarajoy Van Boven
    Spokane, WA

    Non-rhyming Poetry
    1st
    Claire Elizabeth Scherzinger
    Toronto, ON
    Canada

    2nd
    Dawn Manning
    Lansdowne, PA

    3rd
    Nikki Pencak
    Monroeville, PA

    4th
    Suzanne Burns
    Bend, OR

    5th
    Marla Alupoaicei
    Frisco, TX

    6th
    Gladys L. Henderson
    Nesconset, NY

    7th
    Suellen Wedmore
    Rockport, MA

    8th
    George Handy
    Asheville, NC

    9th
    Martha Hanneman Whitfield
    Dearborn, MI

    10th
    Suellen Wedmore
    Rockport, MA

    Rhyming Poetry
    1st
    Michelle Perez
    Secaucus, NJ

    2nd
    Melissa Cannon
    Nashville, TN

    3rd
    Mary Flynn
    Apopka, FL

    4th
    Diana H. Kolaczkowska
    Palo Alto, CA

    5th
    Michael R. Burch
    Nashville, TN

    6th
    Suellen Wedmore
    Rockport, MA

    7th
    Susanna Grady
    Plymouth, MA

    8th
    Vicki L. Weavil
    Winston-Salem, NC

    9th
    Jessica Wierzbinski
    Salida, CO

    10th
    Katy Regnery
    Ridgefield, CT

    Stage Play
    1st
    Jacob Appel
    New York, NY

    2nd
    Jacob Appel
    New York, NY

    3rd
    Jacob Appel
    New York, NY

    4th
    Anthony Hall Seed
    Frankfort, IL

    5th
    Steve Purcell
    Philadelphia, PA

    6th
    Laura Zlatos
    Brooklyn, NY

    7th
    Dina Laura
    Astoria, NY

    8th
    M J Daspit
    Ashland, OR

    9th
    Ben Steele
    Kitchener, ON
    Canada

    10th
    Jacob Appel
    New York, NY

    Television/Movie Script
    1st
    Danielle Barros
    Belmont, CA

    2nd
    Michael Balin
    Long Beach, CA

    3rd
    Erik R. Slagle
    Linden,NJ

    4th
    Matthew Minson
    Spring, TX

    5th
    Jeff Ingram
    Newport, OR

    6th
    Linda Niccol
    Kapiti
    New Zealand

    7th
    Garry Berman and Kelly Thompson
    Westhampton, NJ

    8th
    Janson Mancheski
    Green Bay, WI

    9th
    Jon James Miller
    Oakland, CA

    10th
    Jason Ford
    Portland, OR

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    6 Responses to 2012 Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition Winners

    1. Doug Wolven says:

      I have not received the personal evaluation for Christmas Road Trip, that is part of the benefits of entering the self-published contest. That is all I really hoped I see as a reward, and thought it was a great consolation prize. I’ll just wait right here, then. Doug Wolven

    2. Stephanie77 says:

      Jacob Appel also won the WD 2008 77th annual contest as well… Not that I dont think that’s right or anything but it’s just rather interesting is all. Very very interesting. lol

    3. mculliso says:

      According to the November/December 2012 issue of your magazine, “…to read his [Mr. Appel's] grand-prize script, visit writersdigest.com/dec-12.” Well, I went there and I saw no link or other information on the page to get to this script. I give up. How do you get to it?

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