Flash Fiction 2017
ANNOUNCEMENT THE WORLD HAS BEEN EAGERLY AWAITING!
RESULTS OF THE 2017 LIGONIER VALLEY WRITERS FLASH FICTION CONTEST!
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
here they are ---
by Ryan McBriar of Warren, Pennsylvania
Cup Isn’t Haunted,
by Greg Beatty of Bellingham, Washington
by John Frochio of New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Alicia Stankay of Ambridge, Pennsylvania
Ka of Imen-Potek,
by Cindy Bartolotta of Monongahela, Pennsylvania
Jamie Brian, of Jeanette, Pennsylvania
readings of the Flash Fiction contest winners will take place on
October 26, 2017 from 6PM to 8PM at Dv8,
South Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg, PA, and again on October 28 from
1PM to 3PM at Craftique
at 770 East Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA. Some of the winning
authors will be present to read their winning entries.
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
their books if you ask. Their books and books by other local authors
are available at the Book Nook
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.