SWG Spring 2023 Writing Contest

Thank you to all who voted in the SWG Spring Literary Contest. YOU select the winners. This time it was very tight and the Board had to revote to break the ties – twice. Excellent stories – every one of them. Thank you to the new members who participated! Below you can see who wrote them.

The winners were awarded at the SWG meeting Saturday, April 22.

First Place – $75 

Dorothy Davidson
“Because of U”

Second Place – $50 

Monica Holcomb –
“Unconventional Exorcist”

Third Place – $25

Susie Adams
“The Ultimate Key”

Honorable Mention

Dayna Ault
“The Key of Memories”


[Listed in the Order of Votes]

“Under the Long Gray Sky” – Alden Stewart

“Pilot Warrior” – Joy Rutherford

“Nothing is Ever Truly Broken” – Dixie Simpson

“Prime Justice” – Dave Hampton

“Angels of Death & Angels of Mercy” – John Brooks

“Fantasies for Sale” – Cathy Mastrantuono

“I Won’t Answer the Door” – Harriet Ford

“The Last Key” – Michael Cantrell

“Key to Freedom” – Michael Humphrey

“Beyond the Gates of Taren Migh” – Art Breach

“The Key” – Amanda Cole

“The Chest” – Janet Perry

“Strangers on the Bus” – Gail Denham

“Santa’s Helpers” – Marilyn Smith

“I’d Bet My Life” – Tim Straus

“Key Solutions” – Chris Gregory

“Stupid, Stupid, Stupid” – Duane Laflin

“Paradoxos” – Greg Atkinson

“The Lost Key” – Sandy Jordan


An email will be sent out to all members.

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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