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76th Annual Writing Competition Winners - Genre Short Story

Announcing the Genre Short Story winners of the 76th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition
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Announcing the Genre Short Story winners of the 76th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition

Genre - Short Story Winners

Suzanne Burns
Bend OR

  1. KristalM.Johnson
    LaGrangeville NY
  2. HeatherRicks
    SnellvilleGA
  3. RobertRodden
    PeoriaIL
  4. DavidLarson
    AshevilleNC
  5. AnnMaltese
    SicklervilleNJ
  6. MichaelJ.Mac Turk
    Orchard ParkNY
  7. RobertA.Lindblom
    APO
  8. MatthewW.Vickers
    Penn ValleyCA
  9. MarkMoronell, MD FACC
    AnchorageAK
  10. MarkMoronell, MD FACC
    AnchorageAK
  11. BarbaraJ.Leonard
    PagelandSC
  12. KathyDeCotis
    CranstonRI
  13. PamelaS.Beason
    BellinghamWA
  14. JanetBrett
    FairlandOK
  15. WilliamR.Harris
    FrederickMD
  16. JeffStinson
    El DoradoAR
  17. NikkiDeckon
    WilsonvilleOR
  18. MarkE.Daugherty
    StauntonVA
  19. RogerNormanCoe
    Hilton Head IslandSC
  20. KellyL.Barnes-McCue
    ClovisCA
  21. CamilleGarrett
    GermantownMD
  22. LiliaFerreira
    North YorkON
  23. RobertChute
    LondonON
  24. RobertChute
    LondonON
  25. AnnaElias
    OrlandoFL
  26. SheriMcGuinn
    LakesideAZ
  27. CraigFaris
    Rock HillSC
  28. JenniferSober
    HampsteadMD
  29. GabriellaHerkert
    EverettWA
  30. LouDean
    Ponca CityOK
  31. CarolA.Peterson
    River FallsWI
  32. BelindaFrisch
    Ballston SpaNY
  33. ChristaKrais
    AllenTX
  34. JaniceBurns
    Mary EstherFL
  35. D. MichaelBall
    AuroraIL
  36. JohnSchultz
    SeattleWA
  37. TeriAllen
    Grants PassOR
  38. CharlesHightower
    MontgomeryAL
  39. L. GuyLeVee
    EldersburgMD
  40. LoriCecil
    CenterburgOH
  41. KeithCasey
    LockportNY
  42. MichaelKanuckel
    KillbuckOH
  43. SusanRedmond
    NewarkOH
  44. RayClark
    GooleOther
  45. StephanieBurkhart
    CastaicCA
  46. KathyFerrellPowell
    RichardsonTX
  47. ClaireL.Brouhard
    LakewoodCO
  48. JoeBean
    LeedsOther
  49. LauraKhan
    BrooklynNY
  50. KristalM.Johnson
    LaGrangeville NY
  51. JamesBergstad
    HendersonvilleNC
  52. MichaelSimon
    Saint JohnNB
  53. RitaNesbitt
    TrinityTX
  54. JohnP.Buentello
    San AntonioTX
  55. JeanConklin
    ShoreviewMN
  56. PegSnyder
    Sun PrairieWI
  57. VanceHatch
    ClaremontCA
  58. JTGregory
    San DiegoCA
  59. MichaelWoodall
    PortlandOR
  60. KathyJohnson
    RichfieldMN
  61. NathanBerg
    AberdeenSD
  62. Wayne and TrebaThompson
    HooverAL
  63. SusanBudavari
    Fountain HillsAZ
  64. Martha (Marti)Costello
    McDonoughGA
  65. SandraL.Vardaman
    IndianapolisIN
  66. FloraReekstin
    LittletonCO
  67. TeresaLittle
    JacksonvilleFL
  68. JulieBurroughs
    Hilton Head IslandSC
  69. DennisJankowski
    Perry HallMD
  70. PhyllisSmallman
    Salt Spring Is.BC
  71. ChristineGuthmiller
    KanawhaIA
  72. MatthewPeterson
    PeoriaAZ
  73. LorieBrallier
    Los OsosCA
  74. RhondaBenthin
    Southern PinesNC
  75. HannahMetheny
    BoxboroughMA
  76. DonaldL.Will
    Mount VernonWA
  77. GregoryJoseph
    South ElginIL
  78. JimL.Pope
    GreeleyCO
  79. LoisMintah
    WashingtonIL
  80. AlanNaditz
    SacramentoCA
  81. CatherineA.Adams
    Beach CityOH
  82. PaulMcAllister
    Blue IslandIL
  83. EllenStraw
    CovinaCA
  84. Michelle (Shelly)L.Grogan
    EugeneOR
  85. DavidScott
    MoreheadKY
  86. DonnaMason
    West LorneON
  87. BenjaminH.Foreman
    Port OrangeFL
  88. FrancisD.Homer
    WellsvilleNY
  89. RamyaSethuraman
    LexingtonKY
  90. DonnaMarieTaylor
    EmersonNJ
  91. AllanStewart
    Melbourne, Victoria
  92. JamesCousins
    Dorset
  93. ChristopherS.Montgomery
    JolietIL
  94. JayneLytle
    North StratfordNH
  95. MarthaCulp
    Johnson CityTN
  96. RickBarry
    PlainfieldIN
  97. JaniceCutbush
    Ballston SpaNY
  98. JohnBujanowski, Jr.
    Fort EdwardNY
  99. AaronCobb
    DunmorKY

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

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