Winners of the 2018 Writing Contest include:

Fiction Winners Judged by Erin Hart of Minneapolis, MN

  1. Coopersville Rising” by Becky Flansburg of Baxter, MN
  2. Not a Quitter” by Marilyn Bos of North Mankato, MN
    Honorable Mention: “At the Core” by Joe Prosit of Brainerd, MN

Creative Nonfiction Winners Judged by Niomi Phillips of Park Rapids, MN

  1. The Man on the Hill” by ​Thaddeus McCamant of Frazee, MN
  2. Consenting” by Melissa Birch of Pequot Lakes, MN
    Honorable Mention: “Babies, Midwives, and the End of the World
    by John Hurd of North Mankato, MN

Poetry Winners Judged by Bruce Eastman of Brainerd, MN

  1. Ancient Snowstorm” by Charmaine Donovan of Brainerd, MN
  2. Deception and Disguise” by Laura Hansen of Little Falls, MN
    Honorable Mention: “Muse Comes Home Disguised as a Sentence
    by Tracy Rittmueller of Sauk Rapids, MN

Congratulations to all the winners!

**Be sure to stop by our 2018 Writers Conference to listen to the winners read their award-winning piece!**

Watch for exciting changes to the 2019 contest.

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Lakes Area Writers Alliance is a writers group in Brainerd, Minnesota that offers support, encouragement, and critique to members and visitors to their monthly meetings.


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