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DWG Contest Winners (Dec 2013 -Jan 2014)

From: Eric M.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 9:56 AM

Congratulations to our latest DWG short story contest winners! 

The stories for this last round of the contest were very close and the judges were hard pressed to settle on any one favorite. 

The winners are:

First Place: Journey to Cogitan by Wolf Bolz

Second Place: Bleeding Colors by Nancy Stone

Third Place: Something Lost Something Found by Halle Conway Meyer

If you'd like to read the winning stories, they will be posted to and labeled accordingly. The password to open the stories is: "writer@DWG!".  All rights remain with the authors.

Thank you to everyone who submitted stories and I hope to see more of your stories in future contests!

Here are some insider thoughts from the judges - if you were curious about how they think:

" many of your entrants come so excruciatingly close to placing better. Little things like odd syntax, or inconsistent margins, or choosing [passive] verbs over active ones, etc...".  

[Re: Journey to Cogitan] "This writer has command of the story and I have no trouble in giving him authority. Also, author employs excellent dialogue throughout."

[Re: Bleeding Colors] "I enjoyed the character believability and the many poetic lines in this story."

[Re: Something Lost Something Found] "Although a bit inconsistent, I found this author has nice command of the language, and I also love the premise."


Eric Maier
Organizer, Durham Writer's Group

PS – Don’t forget to check out our contest page ( for guidelines and information on current and upcoming contests.  Thank 

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