WOTR Member Takes Home the Gold at PNWA!

by admin Featured Members. Posted on August 9, 2013.

Write On The River Member and Conference-attendee Dan Gemeinhart has won First Prize in the highly competitive Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s 2013 Literary Contest.  His manuscript faced rigorous competition from nearly 1,000 entries from all over the world.  From those entrants, eight finalists in each division were chosen.   Dan was a double-finalist for two different projects in two different categories: Middle Grade & Young Adult.  At the PNWA’s annual conference in July, Dan Gemeinhart was announced as the First Place winner in the Middle Grade division.  His manuscript, now titled A Better Kind of Truth, is a fictional novel for children that takes place partly in Wenatchee.

Dan says winning the award was “a thrill and an honor,” adding: “It was an amazing night.”

While no guarantee of publication, winning this high-profile contest does come with a $700 cash award and increases the chance of getting the book published.

Wenatchee and Write On The River have a great track record in the PNWA Literary Contest.  Two years ago, WOTR Member Teri Fink took first place in the Nonfiction/Memoir division.

We love to celebrate WOTR Member success…if you have any good writing news to share, please let us know!

Congratulations, Dan!