Winners of Local Writing Contest Announced!

November 13, 2013 0 By JEANNIE

Professional Writers of Prescott is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 writing contest for Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry! Congratulations to all! Close to 100 entries were received, and each piece of work was judged anonymously several times. Fourteen judges had the honor of reading this year’s work. All winners will have the chance to read their winning entries at the November 20 meeting and will receive monetary awards for their placement in the contest. PWP thanks all contestants and judges who took part in this annual contest, and especially thanks the writers for submtting quality writing.

Contest Winners


  • 1st Place: Charles Portalano, Fountain Hills, AZ – “Autumn Love Affair”
  • 2nd Place: Jessica Roth, Boise, ID – “Triptych”
  • 3rd Place: Paul Cramer, Prescott, AZ – “Wooden Windows”


  • 1st Place: Marlene Baird, Prescott, AZ – “Negotiations”
  • 2nd Place: Bruce Wingard, Prescott, AZ – “A Boy Named Sue”
  • 3rd Place: Nathalie Goldston, Prescott, AZ – “417”


  • 1st Place: Judith Davis, Prescott, AZ – “If Only”
  • 2nd Place: Virginia Lloyd, Sedona, AZ – “The War”
  • 3rd Place: Gretchen Brink, Prescott, AZ – “Bread and Joyful Noise”

The public is invited and encouraged to attend the November 20 meeting to support the winners of this contest. Professional Writers of Prescott meets the fourth Wednesday of each month (this meeting is an early meeting due to Thanksgiving) at 6 p.m. For more information about the meeting, contact Tara Fort by phone at 928-458-9303 or by email at