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Carol Despeaux wins first place in Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association literary contest

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OneWildWord writer Carol Despeaux was awarded first place Saturday in the memoir/nonfiction category at the 2012 Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association literary contest award ceremony.

About 550 writers attended the 2012 Pacific Northwest Writer’s Association conference held July 19 to 22 in Seattle.

Despeaux entered an excerpt from her memoir, “Runner Between Worlds.”

Judges received nearly 1000 entries in 12 categories.

Here is the full list of winners:

MAINSTREAM

  1. Noelle Sickels – Out of Love
  2. Kelli Estes – The Embroidered Sleeve

HISTORICAL

  1. Jake How – McGee’s Justice
  2. Noelle Salazar – War Bird

ROMANCE

  1. Laura Navarre – Magick by Moonrise
  2. Diane Owens – Redesigning Emma

MYSTERY/THRILLER

  1. Joseph J. Stowitschek – The Riverine
  2. Craig F, Eisenbeis – Stinger

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR

  1. Laura Espinosa & Sarah Casberg – The Devil Behind the Cross
  2. Kenneth W. Harmon – The Amazing Mr. Howard

YOUNG ADULT/MIDDLE GRADE

  1. Benjamin Starnes – Poppy Bell and the Witches of Shadow Marsh
  2. Paul Greci – Sacrifice Area

NONFICTION/MEMOIR

  1. Carol Despeaux – Runner Between Worlds
  2. Ian C. Firth – Barrels of Broken Glass

SCREENWRITING

  1. Randy R. LaBarge – Please Help Our Kid
  2. Christopher King & Gabriel Beristain – Tina Modotti Project

POETRY

  1. A. Charles Baker – Skytrain Serenade; Woman on a Swing; In My World
  2. Rex T. Olsen – Painting Moon; Snow Comes Down; Drift

SHORT STORY

  1. Len Kuntz – Stone Ponies
  2. C. Morgan Hunt – The Answer Box

CHILDREN’S PICTURE/CHAPTER BOOK

  1. Barbara K. Long – Peter Puckett’s Pajamas
  2. Lois Brandt – Maddi’s Refrigerator

ADULT SHORT TOPICS: ARTICLE/ESSAY/SHORT MEMOIR

  1. Barbara Moe – Haircut
  2. Erika Giles – Vigil
2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Bravo, Carol!! How do we get to read your work? It sounds like a must-read for me! Congratulations, Jane.

    July 23, 2012
    • Thanks, Jane! I’m so excited & blessed. PNWA is a great conference. I always learn so much and further my craft. Will let you know when it’s published :)

      July 23, 2012

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