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2008 Mainstream/Literary Short Story Winner

Announcing the Mainstream/Literary Short Story winners of the 77th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition
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Announcing the Mainstream/Literary Short Story winners of the 77th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition

Mainstream/Literary Short Story

Winner:
David F. Hamilton
Santa Clarita CA

  1. LindaAschbrenner
    MarshfieldWI
  2. DavidBates
    HollywoodFL
  3. GailBurwell
    YpsilantiMI
  4. NancyETrudel
    MorgantownWV
  5. KelseaBest
    BrentwoodTN
  6. BillCarrigan
    SarasotaFL
  7. StephanieBurkhart
    CastaicCA
  8. MaxNewton
    BerkeleyCA
  9. K.P.Robbins
    Harpers FerryWV
  10. MarciaCorbino
    SarasotaFL
  11. AlisaDMay
    SpokaneWA
  12. RitaMRohr
    ColumbusOH
  13. PatrickHeggy
    LakewoodCO
  14. NatalieTelis
    CampbellCA
  15. TracyDaniels
    Colonial HeightsVA
  16. JillV.Svoboda
    NobletonFL
  17. CatherineBronson
    St. PetersburgFL
  18. PaigeWalton
    Canyon LakeTX
  19. KaronSueSemones
    RoanokeVA
  20. LisaRomanoLicht
    CongersNY
  21. JoshStaub
    HanoverPA
  22. JoelMacht
    Hilton Head IslandSC
  23. RamonaScarborough
    SalemOR
  24. KathleenTomko
    BrookingsOR
  25. SusanTanenbaum
    New YorkNY
  26. DavidMaring
    GeorgetownSC
  27. JamesKBest
    RochesterMN
  28. CherieVon Rosen
    CentennialCO
  29. JohnMScanlan
    Hilton Head IslandSC
  30. TwylaEllis
    CrosbyTX
  31. RichardNValentine
    Palm HarborFL
  32. Pierre-AlexandreSicart
    Xindian CityTaipeiTaiwan, Republic of China
  33. ShaneMarquardt
    NashvilleTN
  34. RitaCiresi
    Wesley ChapelFL
  35. HelenESeebold
    CaryNC
  36. DavidFHamilton
    Santa ClaritaCA
  37. DavidMolyneux
    DansvilleNY
  38. ShaneMarquardt
    NashvilleTN
  39. StephenJoseph
    BangaloreIndia
  40. SharonDwyer
    SorrentoFL
  41. CoraKerr
    El Cajon
  42. MichaelWillems
    CalgaryABCanada
  43. Taraz
    GainesvilleFL
  44. RayaSaksouk
    Grosse PointeMI
  45. MelanieJohnson
    GainesvilleGA
  46. JoebyDaeBarham
    RenoNV
  47. MaureenKay
    VancouverWA
  48. LeslieA.Nelson
    SalisburyMD
  49. BillGregg
    LouisvilleKY
  50. RobinArchaumbault
    BristolRI
  51. SusanTannenbaum
    New YorkNY
  52. Patrick
    WiliamsvilleNY
  53. JanetKleinman
    Delray BeachFL
  54. JoyceAPalmer
    Fort MyersFL
  55. SusanTannenbaum
    New YorkNY
  56. Ms. JerryFisher
    FresnoCA
  57. MaxineHart
    GainesvilleFL
  58. JeanCottrellPence
    RuskinFL
  59. MaryMHahn
    Richland CenterWI
  60. JaniceSpielberger
    San AntonioTX
  61. BillCarrigan
    SarasotaFL
  62. KathrynHillis
    MelbourneFL
  63. TitjanaArtop
    Saint CloudFL
  64. BillCarrigan
    SarasotaFL
  65. CharlesJHiers
    TempeAZ
  66. RandySusanMeyers
    BostonMA
  67. DorianAlu
    BelvidereNJ
  68. ScarlettAnnadeus Baker
    AustinTX
  69. SarahWeiler
    Kansas CityMO
  70. TriciaGropper
    TucsonAZ
  71. LeonardTuchyner
    BarboursvilleVA
  72. BarbaraVillemez
    Las CrucesNM
  73. LynneHolzhausen (Eining)
    East GreenwichRI
  74. LaurieKolp
    BeaumontTX
  75. CharlesLO'Connell
    KitchenerONTCanada
  76. CherylSpanos
    LafayetteCA
  77. CherylSpanos
    LafayetteCA
  78. AminaGautier
    Saint LouisMO
  79. DarylMiller
    Zurich
  80. MaureenClarke
    GoffstownNH
  81. DavidBates
    HollywoodFL
  82. PamHaringsma
    Hot Springs National ParkAR
  83. NaomiFreeman
    TorontoONCanada
  84. J. StevenCarr
    MooresvilleNC
  85. EllenMFransicso
    Running SpringsCA
  86. LisaTaub
    BrooklynNY
  87. KevinNoschese
    FairfieldCT
  88. NaomiFreeman
    TorontoONCanada
  89. AbirWood
    TulsaOK
  90. CarolTerry
    NewtownCT
  91. MarthaCobbHeneisen
    RomeGA
  92. J. StevenCarr
    MooresvilleNC
  93. CraigNybo
    KaysvilleUT
  94. MichaelWeddle
    LonaconingMD
  95. ConnieMayo
    ChapmansboroTN
  96. RuthKiblerPeck
    DaytonOH
  97. ErlindaVillamorKravetz
    LeonardoNJ
  98. DannyBrantley
    BrandonMS
  99. JuliaOh

Click on the category name below to see the top 100 winners in each area:

Grand Prize Winner
Children's/YA Fiction
Feature Article
Genre Short Story
Inspirational
Mainstream Fiction
Nonrhyming Poetry
Memoir/Personal Essay
Rhyming Poetry
Stageplay
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