WOTR Member Wins Prestigious Awardby admin Featured Members. Posted on October 8, 2011.
Wenatchee Writer Takes Home PNWA Prize
Write on the River Member and Conference-attendee Teri Fink has won the highly competitive Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s 2011 Literary Contest. Her manuscript faced rigorous competition from nearly 1,000 entries from all over the world. From those entrants, eight finalists were chosen. At the PNWA’s annual conference in August, Teri Fink was announced as the First Place winner in the Nonfiction/Memoir division. Her manuscript, My River Sava, is the true story of Isak Gasi, a Yugoslavian athlete who now lives in Wenatchee and works at Wenatchee Valley Medical Center.
While no guarantee of publication, winning the contest increases the chance of getting the book published, and she received a number of requests from literary agents and editors at the conference to submit the book for their consideration.