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Writers and High School Writers Competition Results!

It wasn’t easy with so much talent, but we  have the results of both the 2016 Chelsea Cain High School Writers Competition and the 2016 Write on the River Writers Competition.  Read through to see the results. Links to the winning entries are down below, so make sure to check those out, too. Write On The River Competition: statewide ($1200 in cash awards) NONFICTION (Honorable Mention ) Eron Drew “Tattoo” 3rd Robert Longmeier “The Face in the Window” 2nd Courtney Burke “You” 1st a story teller’s memories of jazz and love in “August Reveries” Kay Pearson FICTION 3rd Lauren Leobsack “The Last Boy” 2nd Desiree Donohue “The Nova Project” 1st the strong, clear voice of a deaf woman in “Welcome to the Family” Ruth Watkins Chelsea Cain Competition – open to all 9-12 grade students in Chelan and Douglas Counties $100 first prize: Ellen Perleberg, junior at Cashmere High School for

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Conference News. Posted on May 19, 2016.

Schedule Change: Science Fiction/Fantasy Breakout Session

Due to high interest, Django Wexler’s breakout  (Three Common Problems in writing SF &F) will be offered twice. In addition to the 2:30 session, it will be offered at 1:30 as well. If this new option changes your preference for which breakouts you will attend, please CLICK HERE to change your selections on the Registration Page. Thank you, and see you in a few weeks!

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Conference News. Posted on April 22, 2016.

2016 Writers Competition Finalists!

We’re happy to announce, in alphabetical order, all the finalists in the 2016 Write On The River Writers Competition. The 1st,2nd and 3rd place awards for fiction and nonfiction will be announced at the May 14 Writers Conference. Check back here in early May to read the winning submissions and learn more about the authors. Courtney Burke “You” Desire’e Donohue “The Nova Project” Eron Drew “Tattoo” (Honorable Mention) Lauren Loebsack “The Last Boy” Robert Longmeier “The Face in the Window” Kay Pearson “August Reveries” Ruth Watkins “Welcome to the Family”

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Conference News. Posted on April 7, 2016.

2016 Writers Competition – Final Reminder!

Time’s running out to enter the 2016 Writers Competition! All entries are due by February 12th, so get those fingers flying! Submit your most polished, promising piece of prose or nonfiction. With $1,200 in prize money, our contest is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries will be honored on our website and at our May 2016 Conference. This contest is open to any writer living in Washington state. Entries must be in the mail by February 12, so don’t delay. Good luck, and happy writing! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM AND CONTEST DEADLINES: WriteOnTheRiver2016Competition

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Conference News. Posted on February 3, 2016.