Results of the 2015 Iron Pen Contest

Without any further ado, here are the winners of the 2015 Iron Pen contest by category:

Fiction

1st Place: Shelley Little
2nd Place: Andy Pavey
3rd Place: Heather Powell-Van Fleet

Honorable Mention: Allan Hutson

Poetry

1st Place: Rebekah Buchanan
2nd Place: Emily Kingery
3rd Place: Scott Kinsman

Nonfiction

1st place: Michelle Ladwig
2nd place: Pablo Haake
3rd place: Steve Robinson

Honorable Mention: Lynn Daczyk

Congrats to all of our winners! The judges had a lot of positive things to say about what they read, which we will share with everyone this Saturday February 28th, 1pm, here at the MWC. The winners, 2nd, 3rd Places and Honorable mentions will be our featured readers, but anyone who participated is welcome to come and read their entry to this year’s contest. Please let us know if you plan to attend, and if you plan to read, so we have an idea of the schedule. Thanks!

We will have some light refreshments and will hand out the medals and certificates for our winners this Saturday, and we’ll also have our drawing for the full registration to the David R. Collins Writing Conference (please note that you do not need to be present to win the conference registration—anyone with a paid Iron Pen Entry will be included in the raffle). You are of course welcome to bring family & friends to help us celebrate all of your creative efforts.

We hope you had fun with this year’s prompt—everyone certainly did a great job of going from zero to finished piece in a mere 24 hours! Thank you all so much again for participating!

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