GCWA 2022 Writing Contest will open in the fall of 2021
Writing Contest is open to GCWA members and the public — adults 18 and over, youth 11 to 17.
GCWA 2015 through 2021 Writing Contest winners are posted below!
Documentation for 2021 GCWA Writing Contest
Writer’s contest entry form 2021
Writer’s contest guidelines 2021
Writer’s contest announcement 2021
2021 Judging criteria-Poetry
2021 JudgingCriteria-Children’s Stories
Formatting Tips for Writing Contest entries [doc]
Formatting Tips for Writing Contest entries [pdf]
If you have questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All submissions must include full payment made by check (or PayPal verification) to GCWA.
DO NOT MAIL CASH. Check should be for your entries only and not for other monies owed to GCWA. You can also pay below with PayPal.
|Member Contest Entries||Non-Member Contest Entries|
1st — K.J. (Kathy) Boyd — Too Many Kids
2nd — Mariah Julio — Where is Everything?
3rd — Nancy Leake — Sammy Snail’s Wild Ride
1st — Vic Larson — Drafted
2nd — Carol Light — A Tough Nut to Crack
3rd — Pat McAnulty — The White Side of Aurora
1st — Jeanne Meeks — Ode to Otis
2nd — Geneva Kelly — Ready or Not
3rd — Alina Steele — Mrs. Murphy
1st — Jeannette Batko — Critique-Mystique
2nd — Maya Fleischmann — Patience Stillwater’s Sestina
3rd — Teresa Falsani — A Single Dolphin
Poetry — Christopher Kozlowski — Silencing the Star of David
Fiction — Samadhi Salazar — The Mother of All Natures
Nonfiction — Nishini Fernando — The Wicked Wall of Water
1st place — Neighborhood Watch by Maya Fleischmann
2nd place — Conquer Your Fears by Kristen Taylor
3rd place — When the Bough Breaks by Pauline Hayton
Honorable Mention (Youth) — Circus Man by Arnav Adi
1st place — Missing Neil by Lorraine McCann
2nd place — The Lesson I Learned in Sister Regina’s Class by Mary Lou Williams
3rd place — Lucy, You’ve Got Some ‘Splaining To Do by Christie Zarria
1st place — Oliver Goes Exploring by Nancy Leake
2nd place — Pointless, The Misfit Star by Mariah Julio
3rd place — Three Cheers for Emilio by Elizabeth Weiss Volstadt
1st place — When We Came Home by Mary Beth Lundgren
2nd place — Sowing Seeds by Joan Heller Winokur
3rd place — Psyche’s Rhumba by Dan Reed England
1st place — A Day at the Circus by Martha Jeffers
First Place – “Smoke and Fire” by Eva Romanczak
First Place – “Tommy the Leaf” by Nancy Leake
The winners will be published in the Ft. Myers Magazine summer edition.