Contest Winners

I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to all of the participants in our annual Whispering Prairie Press Writers Contest.  We had excellent submissions this year, from all over the country.  It made for some hard decisions for our judges, but they really enjoyed seeing the fine work that filtered through to us this year.

Congratulations to our winners.


1st Place ~ Everything by Ginny Taylor of Warren, OH
2nd Place ~ More Today than Yesterday by Dana Bowman of Lindsborg, KS

3rd Place ~ The Deadline by Amy Weir of Bentonville, AR

Honorable Mentions

The N Word: A Prayer of Thanksgiving by Dawn Downey of Kansas City, MO
Wedding Secrets by Anne Wickliffe of Kansas City, MO
If I Wake Up (A Modest Proposal) by Cheryl Sears of Portland, OR


1st Place ~ The Repairman by Nancy Shelton of Springfield, MO
2nd Place ~ Gift Giving by Francois Bereaud of San Diego, CA

3rd Place ~ War Story by Thelma Zirkelbach of Houston, TX

Honorable Mentions

The Red Book by Jennifer Chow of Torrance, CA
Flashed in Fallouja by Kelly Hayes-Raitt of Santa Monica, CA
Living Plastic by Joseph Kierland of Prescott, AZ


1st Place ~ The Student by Julie Stuckey of Pawling, NY
2nd Place ~ An American in Spain by Sheri Pattillo of Kerrville, TX

3rd Place ~ Impetus of Momentum by Samantha Seto of Tampa, FL

Honorable Mentions

Poetic by Mike Turvey of Shawnee, KS
To My Lover, the Scientist by Jennifer Buchi of Heber City, UT

Memories of Color by Jamie Lynn Heller of Lenexa, KS


1st Place ~ Seeing my ex-lover at a party by Catherine Moran of Little Rock, AR
2nd Place ~ Sonnet To A Wall by Carl Groat of Sturgeon, MO
3rd Place we had a tie between:
To Be Let Go by Alan Proctor of Kansas City, MO

Silencing the Chimes by Edwin Frownfelter of Lee’s Summit, MO

Innovative Award ~ Parsing by Barbara Ellen Sorensen of Lyons, CO
Honorable Mention ~ Early Morning at Pebble Beach by Carol Snow of Tulsa, OK


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