Congratulations to the Winners of the Alabama Writers Conclave Competitions, 2014




Would like to Congratulate the Winners of the 2014 Alabama Writers Conclave Competitions. 



1st Place:  Glenda Slater (Spanish Fort, Al)  for “The Pickle Bomb Tree”

2nd Place:  Barbara Gold (Stamford, Ct) for “Weed Whackers, Open For Business”

3rd Place:  Kate Celauro (Nashville, Tn) for “Medicine Man”

Hon Mention:  Ramey Channell (Leeds, Al) for “Uncle Bede and the Biscuit Angel”


FIRST NOVEL – CHAPTER  (Judge: Charlotte Raines Dixon)

1st Place:  Peggy Wilkins (Daphne, Al) for “A Song for MamaLoo)

2nd Place:  Jackie Romine Walburn (Birmingham, Al) for “Trouble Blues”

3rd Place:  Frances D. Roberts (Grand Bay, AL)  for “A Place Called Grace”

4th Place:  Linda S. Stafford (Niceville, Fl) for “The Year Ava Lee’s Daddy Went           Away”


FLASH FICTION (Judge: Katy Yocom)

1st Place:  Linda F. Willing (Grand Lake, Colorado) for “The Memory Book”

2nd Place:  Elizabeth Bloom Albert (Highland Park, Il) for “Deluge”

3rd Place:  Jane Sasser (Oak Ridge, Tn) for “Orange Maternity Jumper”

Hon Mention:  Chervis Isom (Birmingham, Al) for “The Letter”


POETRY (Judge: Vivian Shipley)

1st Place:  Sylvia Williams Dodgen (Orange Beach, Al) for “My Gift”

2nd Place:  Mickey Cleverdon (Point Clear, Al) for “Eve Speaks”

3rd Place:  Susan Martinello (Gulf Shores, Al) for “Venus in the Eternal City)

4th Place:  Betty Spence (Mobile, AL) for “Egg Handler’s Daughter”

Hon  Mention:  Jane Sasser (Oak Ridge, Tn) for “Native Soil”


CREATIVE NONFICTION (Judge:  Kaylene Johnson)

1st Place:  Vivian W. Newkirk (Madison, Ms) for “A Secret Time”

2nd Place:  Margie Tubbs (Mobile, Al) for “Not This Time”

3rd Place:  Linda Hudson Hoagland (North Tazewell, Va) for “Pick It Up Please”

4th Place:  Ruth C. White (Mobile, Al) for Americans Oust Language”


SHORT STORY (Judge: Roy Burkhead)

1st Place:  Mahala Church (Mobile, Al) for “Yellowed Picture”

2nd Place:  Larry Wilson (Wetumpka, Al)  for “The Affair”

3rd Place:  Richard Perrault (Bryson City, NC) for “The Ugliest Man in Litucca             County”

4th Place:  Linda Hudson Hoagland (North Tazewell, Va) for “November 4th”

Hon Mention:  Him Heron (Grove Hill, Al) for “My Turn”