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Writing Contest & Cover Design Winners

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2019 Winners

 FICTION

  •  ADULT: Mark Sutz - Dr. Clown
  •  COLLEGE: Catrina Schuler - Gas Leak
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Robert Yalam - Wash the Dishes

POETRY

  •  ADULT: Lisa Becker - unfinished
  •  COLLEGE: Jae Eason - Scientific Method of Grief
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Kameryn Bond - Life

NON-FICTION

  •  ADULT: Andrea Rogers - Thanksgiving
  •  COLLEGE: Avery Underwood - Don't be Afraid of the Dark: a Personal Narrative
  • HIGH SCHOOL: Josephine Boring - Of Oceans and Adulthood

COVER ART CONTEST

  • Hannah Roehr

Download a copy of the 2019 Tempe Writers Forum V.5 (PDF)

Download a copy of the 2019 Honorable Mentions (PDF)

2018 Winners

Tempe Writers Forum V.4 Cover

FICTION

  •  ADULT: Adam Baker - The Quiet House
  •  COLLEGE: Quinton Gregory - The Boring Last Evening of Edmond the Average
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Abigail Naranjo - Ladybug Princess

POETRY

  •  ADULT: Howard Gershkowitz - Window on the Square
  •  COLLEGE: Isabel Ranney - Mentally (un)Well
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Morgan Carpenter - Polychrome

NON-FICTION

  •  ADULT: Sophia McGovern - Intersections: The Valley of the Sun
  •  COLLEGE: Nichelle Santagata - Nostalgia

COVER ART CONTEST

Download a copy of Tempe Writers Forum V.4 (PDF)

Download a copy of the 2018 Honorable Mentions (PDF)

2017 Winners

2017 Tempe Writers Forum V.3 Cover

FICTION

  •  ADULT: Sandra Simmons - The Hobo Shack
  •  COLLEGE: Kahri O’Brien - Lavender
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Emma Moriarty - Atlas Abandoned

POETRY

  •  ADULT: Sandie Miller - Morning Rhythm
  •  COLLEGE: Claudio Garcia - Going Home
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Aimee Cheng - To Forgive is to Forget

NON-FICTION

  •  ADULT: Thomas Scott - The White Buck
  •  COLLEGE: Bonnie Brockway - The Recital
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Michael Preston - Endless Rain

COVER ART CONTEST

  • Emily Hanaoka

Download a copy of Tempe Writers Forum V.3 (PDF)

Download a copy of 2017 Honorable Mentions (PDF)

2016 Winners

2016 Tempe Writers Forum V.2 Cover

FICTION

  •  ADULT: Meg Dobson - Big Horn Mountain Carnivores
  •  COLLEGE: Melissa Fulks - The Call of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Olek Piechaczek - A Folded Friendship

POETRY

  •  ADULT: Sharon Suzuki-Martinez - In the Belly of the Phoenix
  •  COLLEGE: Elizabeth Meadows - Airplane
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Ryley Sigmon - Shadows

NON-FICTION

  •  ADULT: Hira Ismail - In Tune Out of Tune
  •  COLLEGE: Isabella Amparan - The Summer of 2015

COVER ART CONTEST

  • Freda W. Rothermel

Download a copy of Tempe Writers Forum V.2. (PDF)

Download a copy of 2016 Honorable Mentions. (PDF)

2015 Winners

Tempe Writers Forum V1 Cover

FICTION

  •  ADULT: Mark Sutz - Spare Parts
  •  COLLEGE: Andrea Avery - In This Corner
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Claire Newfeld - Jaywalking

POETRY

  •  ADULT: Mary Louise Kiernan Hagerdon - No Dwelling
  •  COLLEGE: Kyle J. Bassett - Rural Epicurean
  •  HIGH SCHOOL: Benjamin Shindel - Cosmonaut

NON-FICTION

  •  ADULT: Katherine Cowley - Breastfeeding Mama
  •  ADULT: Lori Basaldu - The Importance of 2 Pounds
  •  COLLEGE: Andrea Avery - Something Else

Download a copy of Tempe Writers Forum V.1. (PDF)

Download a copy of 2015 Honorable Mentions. (PDF)