Phantom Detectives
Flash Fiction Guidelines 2017
Loyalhanna Review 2017
Poetry Contest 2017
Loyalhanna Review 2016
Loyalhanna Review Guidelines
2015 Poetry at B&N
Poetry Tutorials
Calendar & Membership
Local Writing Groups
e-mail me


Flash Fiction 2017

The judges have diligently pored over the entries, wracking their brains to find those stories that stand out above the others.  Entrants have submitted from here and there, near and far.  Every year the judging gets more and more difficult as the quality of the entries gets better and better.
For the second year in a row, the winner is a first-time entrant into the contest, as is one of the entries winning an honorable mention.  The rest of the winning entries come from authors who have entered the contest in the past, again showing that practice makes perfect.
As the original announcement said, every winning entry will receive a complimentary one-year membership in the Ligonier Valley Writers as well as being published on the website at www.lvwonline.org.  The first, second and third place winners will also receive cash prizes.
And here they are ---
FIRST PLACE-----Pareidolia, by Ryan McBriar of Warren, Pennsylvania
SECOND PLACE-----The Cup Isn’t Haunted, by Greg Beatty of Bellingham, Washington
THIRD PLACE-----Pink Flamingoes, by John Frochio of New Brighton, Pennsylvania
HONORABLE MENTION -----Creeping Vines, by Alicia Stankay of Ambridge, Pennsylvania
HONORABLE MENTION -----The Ka of Imen-Potek, by Cindy Bartolotta of Monongahela, Pennsylvania
HONORABLE MENTION -----Last Dance, by Jamie Brian, of Jeanette, Pennsylvania
The readings of the Flash Fiction contest winners will take place on October 26, 2017 from 6PM to 8PM at Dv8, 208 South Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg, PA, and again on October 28 from 1PM to 3PM at Craftique Collections, located at 770 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA.  Some of the winning authors will be present to read their winning entries.
Afterwards, local writers will chat about what it's like to write, publish, and market books.  Come visit with these writers to discuss your favorite books and authors and your ideas for plots and characters.  They will also autograph their books if you ask.  Their books and books by other local authors are available at the Book Nook at Craftique.

Loyalhanna Review 2017

  Click on

  the image

  to jump to

  this issue.

Student Poetry Contest 2017

The winning students performed their poems aloud to an audience of proud family members, teachers and others.  These talented young writers received ribbons, booklets containing all the winning poems, and cash prizes (which most of them promptly spent on books).  Special congratulations to Faith McDowell and Nicole Fratrich, who won three awards each this year.  Faith has won every year since 2013, including the McGough in 2013.  Congratulations also to Mara Myers, who won two awards.  Several other students are repeat winners.  For the full list, please click on the button on the left.

Phantom Dectives On Vacation

If you missed the author signing, you may order the book from the Secretary

or at amazon.com

Loyalhanna Review 2017 Guidelines


Click the button on the
left for the contents page

Click the cover to read!

Loyalhanna Review