Sunday, May 29, 2011

Congratulations to DDN/AWW short story contest winners!

These are the winning entries in the 15th annual Dayton Daily News/Antioch Writers’ Workshop Short Story Contest. The Antioch Writers’ Workshop (AWW) is providing prizes for the contest’s top writers. Congratulations to all, and thanks to all of the writers from across the Miami Valley who entered the contest this year. Read the Best in Show/First Place stories in the Dayton Daily News Sunday May 29 through Wednesday June 1 as well as on the DDN website; ALL winning stories are on the Antioch Writers' Workshop website.

Best in Show: “Mirabella and Her Admirers: the Adorable, the Hopeless and the Murderous” by Rosie Kingston, 14, of Dayton. The prize is a full scholarship to attend this year’s Antioch Writers’ Workshop/Young Writers’ Seminar, July 9-15.

First Place, Youth: “Bleached Stars” by Hannah Adkins, 12, of Germantown. The prize is a $25 gift certificate to Books & Co.

Second Place, Youth: “The Marvel” by Patrick Cook, 10, of Xenia

Third Place, Youth: “The Deadly Rumor” by Tessa Tyo, 10, of Greenville

Honorable Mention, Youth: “Saving Penny” by Sydney Hardern, 9, of Dayton

First Place, Teen: “A Wish Granted” by Nicole Barhorst, 17, of Dayton. The prize is a $125 scholarship for the Writers’ Workshop Saturday Seminar.

Second Place, Teen: “Barcelona Waits for You” by Emily Williams, 15, of Vandalia

Third Place, Teen: “Luna and the Stars” by Jordan Martin, 13, of Dayton

First Place, Adult: “Record Fall” by Kai Cooley of Yellow Springs. The prize is a $125 scholarship for the Writers’ Workshop Saturday Seminar.

Second Place, Adult: “Stealing Suzie” by Brandon Hall of Dayton

Third Place, Adult: “Crystal Love” by Sandy Kachurek of Springfield

About the 26th Annual Antioch Writers’ Workshop

Writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and memoirs at any level can receive inspiration, instruction and make professional connections through this annual event July 9-15. The registration deadline for the Full Week Workshop is June 9; A LA CARTE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO JULY 2. For information, visit or email

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