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2012 Writers’ Competition

Write On The River is thrilled to announce the six winners of our 2012 Writer’s Competition.  Open to any Washington resident, this year’s competition featured both a Fiction and Nonfiction category, with the top three finishers in each category receiving a share of the $1,200 cash prize (generously donated by Alcoa) and recognition at our Writing Conference May 18, 19 and 20 in Wenatchee, WA.

We would like to sincerely thank our esteemed panel of judges, who each devoted long hours of thoughtful reading to select and recognize our winning entries.   We are especially thankful to them for the work they did offering personal critiques to contest entries that had requested them.  Click Here to learn about our judges.

Thank you and congratulations to all who took part in last year’s Writers’ Competition…CLICK HERE to learn about our 2013 Writers’ Competition!


(Click Here to read a brief bio of each Fiction winner, as well as their winning piece)

1st Place     Barb Miller, Wenatchee      Bite of Life

2nd Place   Thomas Davies, Leavenworth      Martin’s Wings

3rd Place    Tempa Lautze, Wenatchee     The Ulysses Contract


(Click Here to read a brief bio of each Nonfiction winner, as well as their winning piece)

1st Place     Maureen Armstrong, Wenatchee     The Emotional Complexities of a Wooden Pipe

2nd Place     Dennis Willard, Everett      Storm

3rd Place     Sarajoy Van Boven, Spokane      Love Seat


Click Here to read past winners of the Write On The River Writer’s Competition.