Leslie Garrett Award For Literary Fiction

In memory of the late Knoxville author, Leslie Garrett.
Fee: There is no fee for entering this contest.
Guidelines:
Entry consists of one short story totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced.
Only one entry per contestant.
See General Guidelines.

Winner

A Family Meeting: Phyllis Gobbell

Second

The Clam: Kirsten Rudberg

Third

Choked: Cathy Kodra

Fiction – SciFi/Fantasy

Guidelines:
Entry consists of one short story or standalone novel excerpt in the SciFi/Fantasy genre totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced.
All forms of Sci-Fi/Fantasy are acceptable, including the following: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Young Adult, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Alternative History, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, High Fantasy, etc., or a combination thereof.
See General Guidelines.

Winner

Metaphor Man – Chapter 2: David Booker

Crime/Mystery

Guidelines:
Entry consists of one short story in the crime/mystery genre totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced.
See General Guidelines.

Winner

Elsie: Bob Godwin

Romance

Winner

A Place for Lovers: Patricia Hope

Novel Excerpt

Send us something that makes us want to read more.
Guidelines:
Entry consists of typed, double-spaced novel excerpt or novella totaling no more than 10,000 words.
Please, include the word count on the cover sheet.
See General Guidelines.

Winner

Maranatha Road: Heather Bell Adams

Second

Hold String and Fly: Heather Bell Adams

Third

Connie Green: The Hungry Years

Creative Nonfiction

A piece written on a given topic. Creative nonfiction is the truth as you know it; the telling of a true story using the tools of fiction. However, names of people and places can be changed.
Guidelines:
Entry consists of one typed, double-spaced nonfiction essay of no more than 3,000 words.
See General Guidelines.

Winner

Weighing Up the Risks: Pauline Mary Curley

Libba Moore Gray Award For Poetry

In memory of Libba Moore Gray.
Guidelines:
Entry consists of no more than three typed poems totaling 100 lines or fewer. If more than one poem is entered, poems will be judged as a collection.
There are no restrictions as far as style, content or spacing.
See General Guidelines.

Winner

Carbon Monoxide: Embley Veronica Noechel

Second

November 1862, Three Men, An American Painting: John Mannone

Third

Backwater Blues: Faith Gomez

Young Writers’ Poetry

Open to all high school students, grades 7 through 12, of the Greater Knoxville area of East Tennessee.
Guidelines:
Entry consists of three typed poems of no more than totaling 100 lines or fewer. If more than one poem is entered, poems will be judged as a collection.
No restrictions as to style or content, or spacing.
Open to all high school students in the Greater Knoxville Area of East Tennessee, Grades 9-12. No identifying information on poems themselves.
If you are a teacher or school submitting entries on behalf of your students, please add the following in the email body (in addition to information required by the Genera Guidelines):
School:
Name
Address
Phone Number
Please contact KWG President Donna Kappa if your school or club needs any additional information for bookkeeping or payment purposes.

Winner

Easy Does It, Paper Doll, Space Traveler: Jessica Moore

Second

Entombed, Makeshift, To Whom It May Concern: Elizabeth Wilson

Young Writers’ Fiction

Open to all high school students, grades 7 through 12, of the Greater Knoxville area of East Tennessee.
Guidelines:
Entry consists of one short story totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced.
Open to all high school students in the Greater Knoxville Area of East Tennessee, grades 9-12. No identifying information on poems themselves.
If you are a teacher or school submitting entries on behalf of your students, please add the following in the email body (in addition to information required by the Genera Guidelines):
School:
Name
Address
Phone Number
Please contact KWG President Donna Kappa if your school or club needs any additional information for bookkeeping or payment purposes.

Winner

Big Jim’s Antiques: Abby Douglas

One Act Play

Guidelines:
15-50 minutes in length
The script should follow common playwriting guidelines and formatting.
Produced but not published plays accepted.

Winner

Still Waters: Mark McGinley

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