February Mini-Contest Winners!


adams-susie-2016FIRST PLACE with $50 Amazon gift card –

Susie Adams with  A Home for Aunt Emma

brooks-johnSECOND PLACE with $25 Amazon gift card –

John Brooks with  A Gothic Scene

smith-marilyn-k-2015THIRD PLACE with $15 Amazon gift card –

Marilyn Smith with Captivity


Below are the other stories for the February writing contest. The stories were based on the following:
Everything was going great. They found a house on an unknown road that looked like the perfect spot…until they opened the door.

The other entries were voted upon in order.

Cabin Getaway  (Gail Denham – Sun River, OR)

The Last Adventure Story – (Diane Siracusa – Hollister, MO)

Identifying Skinhead  (Wanda Parrott – Monterey, CA)

Scavenger Hunt (Hugh Flowers – Springfield)

Noble Calling (Jeanne Sevart – Springfield)

The Gateway  (John Cawlfield – Springfield)

The Troubled Soul in the Old House Down the Road (Chris Mitchell – Springfield)

Emery  (Mona Bates – Springfield)

Steal of a Deal (Candy Simonson – Strafford)

Friends to the End (Michael Humphrey – Springfield)



THE NEXT MINI-CONTEST IS DUE APRIL 15.  Write an essay or creative nonfiction story in 1000 words or less about a prank or April Fools Day fun that happened to you or that you played on someone else. IT MUST BE  A TRUE STORY.  (It can also be written as a free form poem).

1st place – $50 / 2nd place – $25 / 3rd place – $15 in Amazon gift cards.

Send your story to springfieldwritersguild@gmail.com as an attachment or in the body of the email. No cost to enter.

You must be a Springfield Writers’ Guild member in order to participate. (Join here).


About Springfield Writers' Guild

Springfield Writers' Guild was formed in 1943 to encourage new writers and hone the skills of the writing craft. The group meets every fourth Saturday of the month (except for December) at McAlister's Deli, 1711 W. Battlefield in Springfield, Missouri. Visitors are welcome.
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