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2010 Memoirs/Personal Essay Winners

Announcing the Memoirs/Personal Essay winners of the 78th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition.
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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
    YorkPA
  2. Mark Nassutti
    KirklandWA
  3. Judy Belsky
    seattleWA
  4. Scott Mason
    RaleighNC
  5. Ajna Jaisinghani
    HoustonTX
  6. Caren E Gallimore
    ChristiansburgVA
  7. Mathew C. Mecoli
    Haddon HeightsNJ
  8. Riley N. Kelly
    ExcelAL
  9. Charles Ladd
    DurantOK
  10. Natalie Burg
    OwossoMI
  11. Bill Riddle
    OdessaFL
  12. Douglas L. Hadley
    MansfieldTX
  13. Carolyn McGovern
    manalapanNJ
  14. Michelle Webster-Hein
    JacksonMI
  15. Karl Williams (aka Karl Thaler)
    TunkhannockPA
  16. Lilly Holden
    LeawoodKS
  17. Samantha Barry
    Los AngelesCA
  18. Deborah Markel
    StreetsboroOH
  19. Bill Riddle
    OdessaFL
  20. Bonnie N. James
    HendersonKY
  21. Kim Frasier
    North MiamiFL
  22. LoukiaM. Janavaras
    AthensGreece
  23. Deirdre Sinnott
    New YorkNY
  24. Joyce S. Smith
    HermitageTN
  25. Margaret Lane Dornaus
    OzarkAR
  26. Grant Flint
    RichmondCA
  27. Sharon Plafker Artz
    Scotch PlainsNJ
  28. Anne A. Simpkinson
    New YorkNY
  29. Bill Riddle
    OdessaFL
  30. Judy Belsky
    seattleWA
  31. Bill Riddle
    OdessaFL
  32. Susan Teague
    YukonOK
  33. Bonita L Sargeant
    Los OlivosCA
  34. Lucy Iacobelli
    MacombMI
  35. Christina Ivazes
    RosevilleCA
  36. Mariana Williams
    Long BeachCA
  37. Robert Rettie
    LexingtonKY
  38. Robert Mauldin
    BillingsMT
  39. Jennifer Zach
    PhoenixAZ
  40. Frieda Dixon
    KennesawGA
  41. John K. Yamaguchi
    San FranciscoCA
  42. Olivia Hayes
    DurhamNC
  43. Denise Streiner
    WestlandMI
  44. Lindsay Bu
    Little NeckNY
  45. Sarah Prediletto
    Clifton ParkNY
  46. gloria Masterson-Richardson
    RockportMA
  47. Marina DelVecchio
    CaryNC
  48. Marcus Hondro
    Bowen IslandCanada
  49. Rossandra White
    Laguna BeachCA
  50. Monica Mansfield
    VoorheesNJ
  51. Sandra A. Hutcheson
    McDonoughGA
  52. Michelle Wotowiec
    BrooklynOH
  53. Elizabeth O'Carroll
    San FranciscoCA
  54. Lisa Sherman
    LincolnwoodIL
  55. Robert Iulo
    New YorkNY
  56. Kathleen M. Long
    BeaverOR
  57. Brandi Dawn Henderson
    LaurelMD
  58. Patrick J. O'Brien
    West ChazyNY
  59. Krissy Dietrich Gallagher
    Cleveland HeightsOH
  60. Holly Maurer-Klein
    PittsburghPA
  61. Rhonda Pemberton
    Two RiversAK
  62. Dona VanTrease
    MeridianID
  63. Ron Gilchrist
    BellevueNE
  64. Robin L. Beck
    BoothbayME
  65. Mary W. Bridgman
    JacksonvilleFL
  66. David W. Berner
    NapervilleIL
  67. Carissa S. Picard
    CaledoniaMI
  68. Percival R. J. Tilley
    NewbergOR
  69. Grace Frisone
    New OrleansLA
  70. marla h. thurman
    signal mountainTN
  71. Arnold Simon
    AtlantaGA
  72. Judith Works
    EdmondsWA
  73. E.D. Farkas
    New YorkNY
  74. Christine W. Ross
    QueensburyNY
  75. D Gavin Guddi
    HanoverPA
  76. William L. Dennis
    Dade City FL
  77. Mary Lou Stahr
    LathamNY
  78. Sharon O'Hagan
    PaphosCyprus
  79. Perry Glasser
    HaverhillMA
  80. Erin Kathleen Boyle
    Los AngelesCA
  81. Beth Slichenmyer
    AtlantaGA
  82. Utkarsh Singh Rajawat
    SewickleyPA
  83. CarmenGomez-Quintana
    PhiladelphiaPA
  84. Hollis Milark
    DelmarNY
  85. John K. Yamaguchi
    San FranciscoCA
  86. Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo
    RosedaleNY
  87. Teresa Dovalpage
    El PradoNM
  88. Allison Merrill
    OremUT
  89. Alexander W. Merrill
    StamfordCT
  90. Matthewe Cruise
    RoyersfordPA
  91. Karin Englund
    StockholmForeign Entry
  92. Valdis Kibens
    Saint CharlesMO
  93. Jake Scott
    Owen SoundCanada
  94. Michael R. Hansen
    Mission ViejoCA
  95. Nora M. Garcia
    North HollywoodCA
  96. Bonnie Lee Strunk
    AllentownPA
  97. Vanda
    New YorkNY
  98. Maureen Cotter
    VeniceCA
  99. Janet Bergstrom
    EversonWA


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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