Here at last are the Results for the 2007 Prose Contest that closed on March 31, 2008. The judges had a most difficult time selecting the final winners as so many entries were of such luminously high quality. We not only most heartily congratulate all those writers who figure on the lists below, but all who contributed such outstanding work to the Contest. These Results have also been posted on http://writenews.exactpages.com and http://www.geocities.com/rastar330/prose.htm
Final Results 2007 Tom Howard Short Story & Essay Contest
(closed March 31, 2008)
FIRST PRIZE $2,000: Victoria Gouldthorp (USA) All Things Considered
SECOND PRIZE $1,000: Arthur Powers (USA) The Bridge
THIRD PRIZE $500: Paul Garrety (Australia) Romanos
FOURTH PRIZE $250: Maggie O'Toole (USA) The Promised Land
Five MOST HIGHLY COMMENDED PRIZES $200 each:
Russell Cera (USA) The Great Brown of the Millrace Pool
Desmond Meiring (South Africa) Rosebush and Why He Chuckled
Judy Willman (USA) Endee
Thomas Lee (USA) Reminders of Absalom
Karima Alavi (USA) In the Realm of Mercy
Six HIGHLY COMMENDED PRIZES $100 each:
Angela Posey-Arnold (USA) Grace and the Angels Sing
Connie Lounsbury (USA) The Wedding Ring
Betty Jo Goddard (USA) One Small Mistake
Katie Kimbro (USA) Through the Curtain
Dixon Hearne (USA) Transfiguration
Paul Ponsiglione (USA) My Experience on Iwo Jima
Betty Jo Goddard (USA) Providential Timing?
Fred McGavran (USA) Insight
Nick Stokes (USA) Loiter
Level One: [random order] Desmond Meiring, The Deadly Semicircle; Jim Durbin, Protoman's Encounter; Jackie Warren, A Dark Mood; Helena Powell, New Brazilians; Danna Dykstra-Coy, David's Story; Ron Naples, The Monkey House; Young-jim-fong Larriva, Years of Endless Chai; Tim Badyna, La Bella Beluga; Janet Klise, December; Jay DeVane, Adventures in Parachuting; Joseph A. Soldati, Lessons From the Road: Jack Kerouac's On the Road; Ronda Bird, Walking the Dogs; Frederick B. Elliott III, Return Engagement; Jennifer A. Delare, Shopska Salad; Bill Dawson, Hiking the John Muir Trail: Guidance for the (English) over 50's; Russell Bryan Johnson, The Big Blast!; Cynthia Brown, My Dearest Companion; Janice P. Egry, The Bridge; Lauta T. Jensen, Somebody Loves Me; Laura S. Distelheim, On the Distribution of Goods Too Perishable for a Pantry Shelf; Jacob M. Appel, Two Cats, Fat and Thin; Jacob M. Appel, Before the Storm; Wayne L. White, The Yo-yo Man; Gabriel Don, Old Testament and Buddhist Ideologies; Robert Bosshardt, The Fakir; Simon Pilbrow, Making the Papers; Ken Pisani, The Final Reel, Michael Corey, Karma and Fruit; Joy Zito Dovel, 70 Days, Beverley M. Crane, Myrtle's Place; Muhamed Fajkovic, Vivisection; Harriet Ford, The Barn Door; Patricia Carder, The Bonds of Life; Dixon Hearne, Driftwood.
Level Two: [random order] Betty Jo Goddard, Lester's Last Project; Betty Jo Goddard, Trapped; Jeff Howe, The Box; Ann Langdon, A Special Hug; Tamar Diana Wilson, The Crossing 1988; Mary Rymer, The Right Side of Silver Falls; Genetta Adair, Mentor with Flowers; Yiftah Porat, Inner Voice with Vowels; Arthur Powers, Gilsa; Karen Y. Hogg; Mary Earhart, The Kindness of Strangers; Tracey-Anne Dunn, Gifts; Wendy Brunner, A Walk in My Neighborhood; Carolyn Hester, AETIBA; Johnmichael Simon, Codes. Megan Lamoreux, Fulcrum; Lainie Jones, The Fortress; Lainie Jones, Forest Muse; Lucilla Bellucci, Fishbone Confessions; Taylor Grossman, Hands; Lydia Ondrusek, Word, Words, Words; Carol Doorish, Cherish Time; Janet Poludniak, Against All Odds; Rosemary Malone, Tears of a Daughter; Holly Serao, Of Mermaids and Dolphins; Simon Andrewes, Don Federico and His Wayward Son; Rod Rodgers, Everything Through the Till; Frederick Rodgers, A Submariner's Story; Sharon Carlson, Is There a Love Story For Me?; Michael Smith, The Tattered Bookmark; William Boyack, A Second Chance; Russell Cera, The Lion's Last Hunt.
Level Three: [random order] Russell Cera, Cry, Wolf, Cry; Ron Rodgers, Clean Up the Trots; Jackie Tritt, Seven o'clock news; Bass Mitchell, A Christmas Present for Pete; Sandra Crofton, A Final Tear; Yvonne Fein, A Broken Light; Erin Bell, Empty Promises; Lesley Johnson, Stepping Out; Elaine Slater, Russian Officer; Katrina Loughlean, Jordan's Song; Karen Y. Hogg, The Last Dinosaur; Elie Greenstein, Serendipity; Olga Levinzon, The Ushers; Laurance Davis, The Presence; Donald A. Rogers, Surviving the Depression, Childhood, and Big Max; Clifford Smith, Journey to Kibo; Thomas Lynn, Camping We Will Go.
Level One: [random order] Jo Murphy, Wetas in Our Woodpile; Joanna Pahl, Coffee in a Nutshell; Kathryn Hollands, Last Train to Freedom; Jim Fox, Polka Dots and Sunshine Teardrops; Megan Williams, College Material; Kathryn Magendie,The Grounding; Joel Schwartzberg, Father's Day; Joel Schwartzberg, The 37-Year-Old Version; Joel Schwartzberg, Invincibility; Joel Schwartzberg, Dad as Hell; Maureen Wallner, Two Fires; Lisa Clark, Free; Wendy Croom, The Last Funeral; Keira Blacktalon, Together; Keira Blacktalon, You Came Back for Me; Matthew Milner, A Salmon Trip To Remember; Zina Tillona, I Was Born; Gilda Haber, Wounded Soldiers; Gilda Haber, Yanks on Trains; Jane Ann Tun, Countdown to Murder; Pat Earnshaw, Pen to Paper: The Pathology of Writer's Block; Kristin Salvati Journey for Love; M. Higgs, From the Beginning; Lloyd M. Weiss, House for Sale; Lloyd W. Weiss, The Fighter; Herb Wakeford, Lost Letters of the IRS; Jay Bern, Nigeria: The Holy Apostles of Ayetoro; Anna von Reitz, The Somali Women; Marlene Klotz, Full Circle; Luleen S. Anderson, From Ashes to Snowballs; Craig Rondinone, Today's Writer; Chris Caselli, At Rest; Chris Caselli, Three Small Steps; Robert Hambling Davis, Dangerous Fish Days; Jessica Watsky, On the Wrong Planet: Life with Asperger's Syndrome; George L. Bristol, My Father's Billfold; Terry Dickinson, The Funeral Dinner; Lisabette Brinkman, Fortunato's Good Fortune; Edward Fudacz, Trading Stories with the Dead; Jerry Daniels, Westbound; Laura S. Distelheim, For My Sister Who Has Learned To See in the Dark; Rochelle Distelheim, Song of Sol; Sandra G. Adams, My Neighbor; Rosalind Friedman, That Fateful Day; Frank Riley, I'm the Star; Ned Condini, Late Quirks of Baffled Price; Patricia Masoni, The Death of Marie; Anthony Francis Hughes, The Lady of the Manor; Tom Hames, Forgotten Treasures.
Level Two: [random order] Chavawn Kelly, Everything I Know About Red Canyon Red; Will Williamson, Baseball Was Everything; Robin N. Hamilton, The Last Day; Robert B. Robeson, Rock 'N' Rolling with the "Holy Rollers"; Kathleen Spivack, Write What You Know; Kevin Harrington, Somebody Else's Wedding; Mary Loretta Kelly, You'll Need a Few More Loaves of Bread, Son, Before You Can Do That; Kelly Mitchell, Buddhatheism; Lisa Walker, Animal Attraction; Vicki Julian, Robert; Trina Allen, Good Game; Arlene Rotter, Maria's Gift; Teresa Judd, Playing House; Michael Hazard, Rescue at Mariner's Cove; Michael Hazard, Rescue off Hanus Point; Carol Owens, An Oklahoma Family and the American Dream 1936-1946; Tawnysha Greene, Trusting the Gap; Masami Saito, Me and My Better Half; Ren Gergoric, Even These Bones Eat Skeletons; Jo Nell Fulwiler, The Run of 1891; Jo Nell Fulwiler, The Trail of Tears; Noble Collins, Noah's Wife; Lisa Clark, The Beauty of Acid; Peter Schwab, The Hike; Ben Nuttal-Smith, Mountain Thrush; Martin Steele, In the Park; Frank Vick, Closing the Book; Megan Woodward, The Taste of Happiness; Guy Hadley, The Old Timer; Karen Gifford, Ice Fishing; Bhaskaran Krishnan, My Grandfather's Secret; Jean Thomson, Whose Diaspora?; Rudy Wilson, The Rare, Fat-Faced Chinese Peony; Matthew Harris, Chapter One: Precognition of My Canis Familiaris Being; R.R. Friesem, We're Here!; Sage Cohen, Inhale. Exhale. Ash; Ethel Halstead, Mikey's Plight; Paul Sheehan, Quick Jack; John Yarber, The Wake Up Call; Lloyd Sabin, Look at the Flowers; Helene Fisher, Diaspora; Glenna Gordon, Little Beauty; L. Lee Roberts, Single Image Network.