Congratulations to Anola Pickett! Anola won MOSCBWI’s fall conference scholarship contest for her story KATE’S OCEAN GARDEN. The conference theme is Seeds of Success. Anola also received word that THE PRIVATE WARS OF G. P. CALLAHAN has been awarded a letter of merit in SCBWI’s 2014 Work-in-Progress grant competition.
Congratulations to Victoria Dixon! She tied for first place in The Sandy Fantasy Science Fiction division with MOURN THEIR COURAGE! Ginger CLark of Curtis Brown was the fantasy/science fiction judge. The Sandy contest is sponsored by Crested Butte Writers. Find out more about them and their annual conference at www.crestedbuttewriters.org
Congratulations to Lisa McCormick who won first place honors in the 2009 Missouri Writer’s Guild Contest for Best Juvenile Short Work. Her story, “The Gift of Giving,” appeared in Dogs for Kids magazine and featured kids who asked their families and friends to make donations to animal organizations instead of giving them presents for the special events in their lives. Great work, Lisa!
A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce and Maybelle Goes to Tea by Katie Speck continue to garner accolades! Both made the Cybils shortlist. Winners will be announced in early February. The Cybils is an online literary contest that lets the public nominate books on the Cybils blog. A group of respected children’s literature bloggers pick the finalists and winners. Find out more at the Cybils site. Way to go, ladies! We can’t wait to see what the…