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2018 Red Sneakers Conference Contest Winners

Arkansas writers Nancy Hartney and Maeve Maddox ranked among the winners of the 2018 Red Sneakers Conference writing contest.

Maeve Maddox

Maeve Maddox took First Place in the Flash Fiction category with a Christmas story named “Priorities.”

Nancy Hartney’s submissions earned recognition in

Nancy Hartney

Fiction and Flash Fiction.

Held in Oklahoma City, the 2018 Red Sneakers conference took place August 30-September 4 and was sponsored by New York Times best-selling author William Bernhardt and the Write Well, Sell Well literary group.

Here is the complete list of contest winners:

Flash Fiction
WINNER: Maeve Maddox, “Priorities.”
1st Runner-up: Storme Maynard, “Shooter.”
2nd Runner-up: Nancy Hartney, “One Clean Shot.”

Poetry
WINNER: Shari Heinrich, “Forever.”
1st Runner-up: Karen Jo Bullock, “Sacred Land.”
2nd Runner-up: Macie Craven-Tims, “When the Words Appear.”

Writing for Young Readers
WINNER Shari Heinrich, “What Eve is This?”
1st Runner-up: Jeris Hamm, “Sunny’s Dark Day.”
2nd Runner-up: Doris Degner-Foster, “The Mystery of the Disappearing Horses.”

Nonfiction
WINNER: Cameron Herrin, “Federal Overreach.”
1st Runner-up: Carol Mersch, “Guilty When Black.”
2nd Runner-up: Christie Lee, “Oh, No, Not at My Age!”

Fiction
WINNER: Paul Wesselhoft, “Sophie.”
1st Runner-up: Storme Maynard, “The Tattoo Murders.”
2nd Runner-up: Nancy Hartney, “The Blue Bottle Tree.”
Honorable Mention: Rita Ouelliette, “In the Crow’s Nest.”
Honorable Mention: Nelda Holliman-Paden, “The First Job.”
Honorable Mention: Gloria Baumann, “The Orange Bracelet.”

Novels
WINNER: Annabelle (Dando) McCormack, Into the Sullen Dark.
1st Runner-up: David Knapp, Battleground Paradise.
2nd Runner-up: Macie Craven-Tims, The Barky Bunch Doggie Day Care
Honorable Mention: Kristy Dewberry, The Chubby Club.

Winning submissions in the first five categories will be published in the February 2019 issue of Conclave literary magazine.

Winner of the Novel category has been offered a publishing contract with Babylon Books.

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