GCWA Contest Winners — 2022
Fiction/Children’s Stories (these categories were combined and judged together according to our guidelines, due to the low number of entries in each.
1st — Leah Miller — Terror in December (Children’s Stories)
2nd — Mary Charles — Counterculture ( Fiction)
3rd — Nancy Leake — Susie Spider Looks for a Friend (Children’s Stories)
1st — Deborah Burghardt — Dream Your Ink
2nd — Diane Parnell — A Slip of the Scalpel
3rd — Sally Basmajian — The Field
1st — Megan Dalziel — Maritime Muse
2nd — Debbie Watz — Bayou Sunset
3rd — Paul Anthony — Minimum Wage-Brianna
1st — Nishini Fernando — Life is for the Living
2nd — Ryan Lee — A Soldier During the Great War
3rd — Keven Lacayo — Death
Kaleidoscope WoJo™ is happy to introduce the New Writers’ Launchpad
The Launchpad is the place where new, emerging women writers can experience having their work published on the Kaleidoscope WoJo™ website. This is a service Kaleidoscope offers to new writers to encourage the practice of submitting their work. Sometimes the hardest step for a new writer is getting beyond the place of self-criticism. Often that comes in the form of never actually sending their work out into the world. The Launchpad wants to be a place where you can grow your confidence by seeing your work published in a place where other writers gather.
For a nominal fee you can expect the following:
- Your essay will be published on our website in the Launchpad section
- We will publish your bio
- If you have other social media accounts, we will link your published story to them
- We will publish a picture of your smiling, serious or brooding face
- If you would like feedback on the piece you send to us, we will provide
We look forward to hearing from you and reading your work. New Writers’ Launchpad — Kaleidoscope Reflections on Women’s Journeys™ (kaleidoscopewojo.com)
Kaleidoscope WoJo Team
Marianne, Deb and Tom
Murder, She Wrote Debonair in Death, the fifty-fourth book in the long running series featuring Jessica Fletcher is now available in hardcover, e-format and audio. Terrie Farley Moran is delighted that Murder, She Wrote Killer on the Court will follow in May, 2022.
Please share this opportunity with your members & alumni to submit to The Moderate Review, a newly established online journal showcasing some of the hottest emerging literary talents. We invite your words and voices to the ongoing creative discussion.
The Moderate accepts creative text (fiction, poetry, screenplays), zeitgeisty essays, reviews, and interviews as well as visual art such as painting, sculpture, and photography. We especially seek work that interfaces with the current moment.
We are currently accepting submissions on a rolling basis.
Submissions should be sent as a word attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with “A Moderate Submission” in the subject line. There are no word limits, guidelines, or restrictions. However, all submissions must be original work and not previously published.