AND THE WINNER IS…

short-storyThe “About a Nebraska Town” short story contest to promote Nebraska Writers Guild authors received eleven entries: six women and five men. Three different judges read each story and gave feedback which was sent to all of the competitors. And now, it’s time to announce the winner!!

BUT FIRST…

The basic rules of this competition were that it was a private competition for Nebraska Writers Guild members, but not run by the NWG. The fictional stories were to be no longer than 5,000 words and were to reflect the feel of a Nebraska town.

The judges were Victorine E. Lieske, Kim Stokely, Delores Schmidt and I did end up adding my points into the mix as we had three ties.

The rights to the stories entered belong to the original authors and by publishing the winning entry, GMBarlean.com does NOT own the rights to the story. The winner’s story will be published here on this blog, only one time, on March 1st, 2017.

AND NOW IT’S TIME TO ANNOUNCE OUR CONTESTANTS AND OUR WINNER!!!

Winner Badge

THE WINNER OF THE 2017 ABOUT A NEBRASKA TOWN STORY COMPETITION FOR NWG MEMBERS IS…

FAITH COLBURN!!!

To read the winning entry, go to this link. The Winning Story! To learn more about Faith, click her name above and it will take you to her website.

The story Faith entered, Storm Watch, is a great story with wonderful tension and high emotional impact. The writing had rhythm and the author’s Nebraska voice shines. Way to go, Faith! What a moving tale. I hope you’ll use the badge pictured above on your website and Facebook page. You have exclusive gloating rights and can brag as loudly as tolerated by your friends, colleagues and neighbors!!

Second Place belongs to new NWG member, Steve Rose of Iowa, for his story, The Fish. Congratulations!

Honorable Mention goes to Greg Hall of North Bend, Nebraska, for his story, Saving the Dutchman. Congratulations!

The other contestants were: Jennifer Hanisch, Bonnie Lacy, Don Dingman, Sue Bristol, Dennis Seberger, Lois Lewinsdowske, Sarah Buhrman, and Scott Gray.