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The 2017 Green River Writers Contest is now open for entries. 2 Grand Prize categories plus 13 poetry & prose categories. Break out the pen, the pencil, the keyboard. Craft your best poem, pull together that first chapter of the next great novel, document the last family holiday in an entertaining creative narrative, and send them all to this year’s contest. $1700 in cash prizes in 2 Grand Prize categories plus 13 poetry & prose categories.

All entries must be postmarked by September 30, 2017. http://www.greenriverwriters.org/about.html

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Green River Writers 2015 Writing Contest

Green River Writers 2015 Writing Contest. Two Grand Prizes and 14 other categories, including fiction, non-fiction, & poetry. Over $1700 in prizes. Grand prize categories- $3 each entry for GRW members; $5 each entry for non-members. All other categories- $2 each entry or $12 maximum for GRW members; $3 each entry for non-members, but they may join GRW and receive the member rate. Deadline: postmarked August 31, 2015. Details: http://www.greenriverwriters.org/

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Green River Writers 2015 Writing Contest

I am the Contest Chairman:

Green River Writers 2015 Writing Contest. Two Grand Prizes and 14 other categories, including fiction, non-fiction, & poetry. Over $1700 in prizes. Grand prize categories- $3 each entry for GRW members; $5 each entry for non-members. All other categories- $2 each entry or $12 maximum for GRW members; $3 each entry for non-members, but they may join GRW and receive the member rate. Deadline: August 31, 2015. Details: http://www.greenriverwriters.org/

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I am the Contest Chairman, and I would like to thank everyone who entered.

85 entrants: 22 from Kentucky. 60 from 32 other states. 2 from 2 Canadian provinces. 1 from Malaysia. They submitted 580 entries in 18 categories of poems, short stories, and non-fiction.

28 Winners: 8 from Kentucky. 19 from 14 other states. 1 from British Columbia, Canada. Total prize money awarded: over $1,800.

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Green River Writers 2014 Winners

 For more information go to: http://www.greenriverwriters.org/home.html

#1 President’s Prize–Fiction

First Place: “The Left and Right of Falling” Fairleigh Brooks, Louisville KY

Second Place: “Waring Welfare” Sheilia Henk Day, Louisville KY

Third Place: “The Ranger and the Rookie” Janet Tharpe, Louisville KY

First HM: “Prime the Pump” Barbara Blanks, Garland TX

Second HM: “Turnspit Dog” Caroline Sposto, Memphis, TN

Third HM: “Outlander” Lisa Karen Miller, Alvaton KY

#2 Green River Grande–Poetry

First Place: “The Baker of Pompeii” Becky Lindsay, Crestview Hills KY

Second Place: “The Slaughter House” M. Ray Allen, Clifton Forge VA

Third Place: “April” Pauletta Hansel Cincinnati OH

First HM: “Jew as Noun” Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale CA

Second HM: “HUENEME” Mark Lee Webb, Louisville KY

Third HM: “Directionless Men” Jonathon C. Hardy, Louisville KY

Fourth HM: “In the Beginning There Was” Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale CA

#3 Green River Lean–Fiction

First Place: “The Three Crooked Pigs” Beecher Smith, Memphis TN

Second Place: “Like Snowflakes” Neleigh Olson, Sierra Madre CA

Third Place: “There’s Still Hope for Me?” Janice Canerdy, Potts Camp MS

First HM: “No Deal” Kim Greenup, Mount Vernon AR

#4 Suzanne Suddeth Memorial Prize–Prose or Poetry

First Place: “Lily’s Little Mother” Caroline Sposto, Memphis TN

Second Place: “Boogey Man” Beecher Smith, Memphis TN

Third Place: “Perry Winkle” Robin Naeger, Sainte Genevieve, Missouri

First HM: “The Marshmallow Mine” Travis Kelley, Frankfort KY

#5 Rubye Fowler Memorial Prize–Creative Nonfiction

First Place: “The Legend of Bubba” Beecher Smith, Memphis TN

Second Place: “The Island” Shana Hitt, Brooklyn NY

Third Place: “The Straight Poop” Steve Reynolds, Normal IL

First HM: “On the Wings of Shoes” Thomas M. Edwards, Crossville TN

Second HM: “Mothering, Daughtering and Other Acts of Defiance” Pauletta Hansel             Cincinnati OH

Third HM: “You Just Do” Linda A. Mohr, North Palm Beach, FL

#6 Clear Creek Flash–Fiction

First Place: “A 33-Year-Old Delinquent” Rebecca Crouse, Post Falls ID

Second Place: “Bessie’s Sanctuary” Beecher Smith, Memphis TN

Third Place: “Nancy’s Reality” Linda Hoagland, North Tazewell VA

First HM: “Passing Fancies” Barbara Blanks, Garland TX

#7 Hub City Prize–Poetry

First Place: “Redemption” Linda Neal Reising, IN

Second Place: “The Beacon” Barbara Blanks, Garland TX

Third Place: “The Pretty One” Linda Neal Reising, Poseyville, IN

First HM: “Twelfth Night” Beth Staas, Lagrange Park IL

Second HM: “Beacon” Jerri Hardesty, Brierfield Al

#8 Jim O’Dell Memorial–Poetry

First Place: “The Heau” Barbara Blanks, Garland TX

Second Place: “To Dance on Water” Sara Gipson, Scott, AR

Third Place: “Reunion” Caroline Sposto, Memphis, TN

First HM: “A Chance for Romance” Sara Gipson, Scott, AR

Second HM: “To save the Newspaper” Rebecca Crouse, Post Falls ID

Third HM: “The Errant Heron” Barbara Blanks, Garland TX

#9 Sometimes You Can’t Be Saved from Yourself–Poetry

First Place: “Word Salad” Mark Lee Webb, Louisville KY

Second Place: “Inside Windridge Nursing Home” Linda Neal Reising, Poseyville IN

Third Place: “Noisy Neighbor” Janice Hornburg, Johnson City TN

First HM: “An Attempt at Immortality” Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale CA

Second HM: “Seven” Pauletta Hansel Cincinnati OH

Third HM: “Spider holes” M. Ray Allen, Clifton Forge VA

#10 Poet’s Choice–Poetry

First Place: “An American Haibun” Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale CA

Second Place: “Saving Berry Pies” Becky Lindsay, Crestview Hills KY

Third Place: “The Hand She Has Been Dealt” Name has been lost. For credit, send first             stanza to contest@greenriverwriters.org .

First HM: “Boulevard of Birches” Ruth Hill, Chetwynd, BC Canada

Second HM: “Replicas Available in the Gift Shop” Name has been lost. For credit, send             first stanza to contest@greenriverwriters.org

Third HM: “Revisions” Janice Hornburg, Johnson City TN

#11 Just Us–Poetry

First Place: “Blackberry Thorns” Tonya Northenor, Lewisport KY

Second Place: “Liberals” Janice Hornburg, Johnson City TN

Third Place: “The Invisible” Barbara Blanks, Garland TX

First HM: “Desert Sunset” Sara Gipson, Scott AR

#12 Persona Poem–Poetry

First Place: “Laura Knight’s Self Portrait, 1913” Kathleen McClung, San Francisco CA

Second Place: “Interview With Diane Arbus” Linda Neal Reising, Poseyville IN

Third Place: “My Family Worked at the Aladdin” Mark Lee Webb, Louisville KY

First HM: “Christmas Smelled Like a Wet Donkey” Mark Lee Webb, Louisville, KY

#13 Snakes and Dragons, Oh My–Poetry

First Place: “Before you were Shirley,” Mark Lee Webb, Louisville KY

Second Place: “Harper Lee Was Wrong” Barbara Blanks, Garland TX

Third Place: “Morning coffee” Sara Gipson, Scott, AR

First HM: “Dark companion” Sara Gipson, Scott, AR

Second HM: “Lost and Mounds” Barbara Blanks, Garland TX

#14 Small Town Observations, Honoring Anna Lucas–Poetry

First Place: “Sand and Water” Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale CA

Second Place: “A Perfect Storm” Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale CA

Third Place: “Advice for the Newcomer” Sheryl Clough, Clinton WA

First HM: “Lagniappe” Janice Hornburg, Johnson City TN

Second HM: “Late Harvest” Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale CA

Third HM: “Small Town Heritage” Beecher Smith, Memphis TN

Fourth HM: “Succession” Janice Hornburg, Johnson City TN

#15 Glenda Fowler Pearson Memorial–Poetry

First Place: “Lake at Autumn” Sara Gipson, AR

Second Place: “Silence” Janice Hornburg, Johnson City TN

Third Place: “Home Sweet…” Barbara Blanks, Garland TX

First HM: “The Hermits Reply” Beecher Smith, Memphis TN

#16 Less Is More–Poetry

First Place: “First Kiss” Linda Neal Reising, Poseyville IN

Second Place: “Symbiosis” Jonathon C. Hardy, Louisville KY

Third Place: “Waiting in the Waiting Room” M. Ray Allen, Clifton Forge VA

First HM: “Life’s Final Question” Pauletta Hansel, Cincinnati OH

Second HM: “Elementary” Beecher Smith, Memphis TN

#17 Strange Duck, in Honor of Sue Bayes–Poetry

First Place: “Housekeeping, August 1899” Pauletta Hansel, Cincinnati OH

Second Place: “My Litany” Carole Johnston, Lexington KY

Third Place: “Navigating a Sea of Dreams” Sara Gipson, AR 72142

First HM: “Poetic Justice” Caroline Sposto, Memphis, TN

Second HM: “Dublin Street Poet” Sheryl Clough, Clinton WA

Third HM: “Irony at the Allergist’s” Ellaraine Lockie, Sunnyvale CA

#18 Nature, Animal, Spirit–Nonfiction

First Place “Owl” Kathleen McClung, San Francisco CA

Second Place: “Death on a Creek Bank” Shannon Cavanaugh, Folly Beach, SC

Third Place: “The Dining Room Table” Simona Carini, Trinidad CA

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The 2014 Green River Writers Contest’s deadline is 8/31/14 (postmark). 18 prose & poetry categories, $ prizes, Rules: greenriverwriters.org/contest2.html

I am the contest chairman. I have received entries from all over the US and Canada, and one from Asia.

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I am the Contest Chairman for Green River Writers. The 2014 Contest is now on, deadline August 31. We have had contestants & winners from all over the US & Canada.

There are 2 Grand Prize Categories and 16 additional Prose & Poetry Categories. The deadline is August 31, 2014. Cash prizes, but no publication. Grand prize categories: $3 each entry, GRW members; $5 each entry, non-members. Other categories: $2 each entry, $12 maximum, GRW members; $3 each entry, $18 maximum, non-members. Complete rules at greenriverwriters.org

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