West Virginia Writers, Inc. 2016 Annual Writing Contest Winners

UPDATED 7/19/16

Short Poetry

  • 1st Linda Hoagland from  Tazewell, Virginia - "Fresh Food"
  • 2nd Rachel Reese from  Niceville, Florida - "Aged to Perfection"
  • 3rd Victoria Rose from  Oldham, KY- "The Story of Us"
  • HM David B. Prather  Parkersburg, WV - "I Wish That We Were Birds"
  • HM Donna Rose Toney  from Lewisburg, WV- "Mountain Home"
  • HM Marion R. Kee from Redmond, WA - "Removed"

 

Long Poetry

  • 1st Susan Sheppard from Parkersburg, WV - "The Indians on the Hill"
  • 2nd Susan Sheppard from Parkersburg, WV - "Visit to the Moonshiner's House"
  • 3rd Ben Campbell from Lewisburg, WV - "Easter Weekend, West Virginia, 2015"
  • HM David B. Prather from  Parkersburg, WV - "On the Occasion of Solemnity"
  • HM Earl R. Keener from Bethany, WV - "Can'tilevered"
  • HM Chad Burrall from Wheeling, WV - "Heading up Williams"

 

Poetry Collection

  • 1st Susan Sheppard from Parkersburg, WV - "The Flowering Afterlife"
  • 2nd Don Narkevic from Weston, WV - "Many Sparrows"
  • 3rd Chad Burrall from Wheeling, WV - "Fretbored"
  • HM Sherrell R. Wigal from Parkersburg, WV - "Almanac Moons"

 

Emerging Writers Poetry

  • 1st Alice Beecher from Hillsboro, WV - "Holler"
  • 2nd Chad Burrall from  Wheeling, WV - "Ramshorn"
  • 3rd Heather L. Noble from Vienna, WV - "Run"
  • HM Chad Burrall from Wheeling, WV - "Farming on the Fourth of July"
  • HM Nancy Belle Anderson from Morgantown, WV - "Paper"
  • HM Denise Huard from Romney, WV - "Insomnia"

 

 

Emerging Writers Prose

  • 1st Jesse Gresham from Mortantown, WV - "Scrubland Blues"
  • 2nd Nathan Rucker from Huntington, WV - "A Part from Judy"
  • 3rd Angela Lopez from Mt. Hope, WV - "How it Works"
  • HM Katherine Shook from Charles Town, WV - "'Neath Granny's Wing"
  • HM Henry Ireys from  Paw Paw, WV - "Splitting Wood with Maxwell"
  • HM Henry T. Ireys from Paw Paw, WV - "The Sorting Season"

 

Short Story

  • 1st Ted White from  Wheeling, WV - "Black Hat"
  • 2nd Jordan Carter from Morgantown, WV - "Jesus. A Junk Drawer”
  • 3rd Timothy Huguenin  from Pinedale, WY - "The Puddle Girl of St. George"
  • HM George M. Lies from Morgantown, WV - "A Stand Still"
  • HM Anna Dickson James from  Charleston, WV - "Limbo Party"
  • HM Henry T. Ireys from  Paw Paw, WV - "The Sorting Season"

 

 

Book Length Prose

  • 1st Lisa A. McCombs from Monongah, WV - "Bombs Bursting in Air"
  • 2nd Catherine Baldau from  Harpers Ferry, WV - "In Silent Company"
  • 3rd Ben Campbell from Lewisburg, WV - "The Woodcarver's Hands"
  • HM Ceason Ranson from  Ripley, WV - "The Thirteen"
  • HM Joseph Bird from St. Albans, WV - "Song of the Lost"
  • HM Joseph Bird from   Albans, WV - "A Prayer for Rain"

 

 

Children’s Books

  • 1st Juliana Jones from Daniels, WV - "The Final Segment"
  • 2nd Karen DePinto from Kettering, Ohio - "The Story of Ribbon and Spicy"
  • 3rd Juliana Jones from  Daniels, WV - "Churning Through the Waters of Deception"
  • HM Janet Smart from Ripley, WV - "Hummers: Jewels in Flight"
  • HM Kally Hall from Hurricane, WV - "Eve"
  • HM Katherine P. Manley from Chapmanville, WV - "Bubble Gum Man"

 

 

Nonfiction

  • 1st Larry "Rock-N-Roll" Schardt from Lewistown, PA - "The Magic of Gratitude"
  • 2nd Larry "Rock-N-Roll" Schardt from Lewistown, PA - "On the Edge"
  • 3rd Ceason Ranson from Ripley, WV - "The Lenny Bruce of the David Lee Cancer Center"
  • HM Leah D. Meyers from Pentress, WV - "Midnight Train"
  • HM Maria McKelvey from  Valley Head, WV - "She's Leaving"
  • HM Christine Roth  from Charleston, WV - "It Starts with Blood"
  • HM Cynthia McCloud from Kingwood, WV - "A Strand of Hope"

 

 

Appalachian

  • 1st Mason Helmintoller from Sun City, Arizona - "Bluestone"
  • 2nd Beverly Cooper  from Glenville, WV - "Cairn"
  • 3rd Ted White from Wheeling, WV - "Black Hat"
  • HM Karin Fuller from Hurricane, WV - "When Monsters are Made"
  • HM Claire Stuart from Glengary, WV - "Crowning Glory”
  • HM Melanie Vickers Charleston, WV - "Hummingbird"

 

 

Stage Play

  • 1st Jonathan Joy from Huntington, WV - "Pilfering Rome"
  • 2nd Jonathan Joy from Huntington, WV - "Down on Sandusky Road"
  • 3rd Jason Halbleib from  Marietta, Oh - "Locked Room Misery"
  • HM Jonathan Joy from Huntington, WV - "Buck vs. The Great Chili Monster”
  • HM J. DeLauder from Aurora, WV - "The People at the Edge of Town"

 

 

T.W. McNemar Memorial Humor

  • 1st Laura Jackson Roberts from  Wheeling, WV - "Raccoon Reviews Local Establishments on Yelp"
  • 2nd Ellen Moore from Beckley, WV - "There's a Fly in my Soup"
  • 3rd Laura Jackson Roberts from  Wheeling, WV - "Cricket - or - What the Police Report Would Have Said If I Hadn't Gotten It Out of My Car"
  • HM Laura Jackson Roberts from  Wheeling, WV - "The Chiroptophobic's Guide to Marriage"
  • HM Mary Lucille DeBerry from  Morgantown, WV - "You are the Girl…"
  • HM Jeff Tigchelaar from Huntington, WV - "Late Snack"

 

Pearl S. Buck Award for Writing for Social Change

  • 1st Catherine Johnston from Charleston, WV - "Breathe"
  • 2nd Maria McKelvey from Valley Head, WV - "She's Leaving"
  • 3rd Dawn A. Baldwin from Bartow, WV - "Ode to Stickerz: A Hen to Love"
  • HM Ben Campbell from  Lewisburg, WV - "The Golden Shoe"
  • HM Patty Rosebourgh from  Charleston, WV - "Echoes in the Hills"
  • HM Cheryl Kula from Hinton, Wv - "My Daughter's Face"

 

New Mountain Voices Student Writing Contest

Elementary

  • 1st Tyler Kincaid from Beckley, WV who attends Mount Hope Elementary  - "Brothers"
  • 2nd Kaitlyn Eichelberger from Bruceton Mills, WV who attends Bruceton School - "The Wilderness Wish"
  • 3rd Hailey Greaver from Weston, WV who attends Jane Lew Elementary   - "Cartoon Adventures"
  • HM Veronica Noel from Fairmont, WV who is homeschooled - "Sleep"
  • HM Evangelia Joy Berry from Morgantown WV who is homeschooled- "The Forgotten Lighthouse"
  • HM Madalyn Haddix from Rosemont, WV who attends Fleminton - "A Little Super Hero"

 

Middle

  • 1st Van Johnson from  Bridgeport, WV  who attends Bridgeport Middle School - "My Great Adventure through West Virginia"
  • 2nd Emilee Payne  from Beckley, WV  who attends Beckley Straton Middle School - "Home Alone"
  • 3rd Ksusha Lowry-Neufeld from Shepherdstown, WV who attends Morgan Academy - "Spring to Me"
  • HM Zara Zervos from Wheeling, WV who attends Sherrad Middle - "Ludy's Library"
  • HM Hannah Bex from  McMechen, WV who attends Sherrad Middle - "The Bed of Roses"
  • HM Ksusha Lowry-Neufeld from Shepherdstown, WV who attends Morgan Academy - "September Nights"

 

High School

  • 1st Taylor Greaver from Weston, WV who attends Lewis Co. High School - "Blue Eyes"
  • 2nd Bailey D. McInturff from Beckley, WV who attends Woodrow Wilson High School - "Tomatoes"
  • 3rd Callie McDonald from Dellslow, WV who attends Morgantown High School - "Fallen Witch"

 

Writer’s Wall

Poetry

  • 1st Place Trinity Nocholas – “Don’t Say F__k”
  • 2nd Place Elaine Satterfield – “My Eyes have Seen”
  • 3rd Place Diane Feaganes – “Come Fly with Me!”

 

Prose

  • 1st Place Cynthia McCloud – “Marmalade”
  • 2nd Place Brad Mills – “The Cut”
  • 3rd Place Jessica Nelson – “Performing Pain”

 

People’s Choice Prose – Friday

  • 1st Place Trinny Sigler – “Junkies on Bikes”
  • 2nd Place Kate Dooly – We Thought That’s How the World Was”
  • 3rd Place Eric Fritzius – “Insight”

 

People’s Choice Poetry – Friday

  • 1st Place Trinny Sigler – “Billy Bon and his Heritage: A Rebuttal to the Walmart Political Debate”
  • 2nd Place Philip Cotter – “Icicles”
  • 3rd Place Nicole Yurcaba – “Shastokovich Saturday”

 

People’s Choice – Youth

  • 1st Place Jonathan Schwitzerlette – “The Consternation of Gammon”

***tie***

  • 1st Place Julia Pritt – “Bully”

 

People’s Choice Poetry – Saturday

  • 1st Place Trinny Sigler – “They Sling Words”
  • 2nd Place David Knight – “Ten Cents”
  • 3rd Place Nancy Belle – “When Apples Cry”

 

People’s Choice Prose – Saturday

  • 1st Place Christine Roth – “Cars and Prayers”
  • 2nd Place Lee Doty – “Excerpt from Tidel Kin”
  • 3rd Place Trinny Sigler – “The Patron Saint of Crack Whores”

 

2 thoughts on “West Virginia Writers, Inc. 2016 Annual Writing Contest Winners

  1. Nikki

    Did this list of winners include the winners of the West Virginia Writers Inc. New Mountain Voices 2016 Student Writing Contest?

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