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”

 

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