KWG Announces 2015 Contest Winners

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild is excited to announce the winners of its annual writing contest. Out of the many entries received, 14 writers were selected for recognition in the 2015 Knoxville Writers’ Guild Contests. Winners for each category are listed below:


Leslie Garrett Award for Literary Fiction

  • First Place: "An Encounter with Yesterday" by Susan Lindsley
  • Second Place: "An Immodest Proposal" by Jane Sasser
  • Third Place: "Living in Shitsville" by Amber Hart


Genre Fiction

  • First Place: "The Old Lady and the Coyotes" by Susan Lindsley


Novel Excerpt

  • First Place: "Return to Taylor's Crossing" by Janie Dempsey Watts
  • Second Place: "Prosperity" by Gerhard Schneibel
  • Third Place: "Our Little Domestic Heroine" by Carol J. Luther


Creative Nonfiction

  • First Place: "Hangin' at the Dump" by Linda Myers
  • Second Place: "Accommodation" by Stephanie Levy
  • Third Place: "At the Clinic" by Diane Montgomery


Libba Moore Gray Award for Poetry

  • First Place: "Learning to Mother" by Connie Jordan Green
  • Second Place: "Flesh and Blood" by Carlos Andres Gomez
  • Third Place: "Migraineur" by Jane Sasser


Young Writers

  • First Place: "At the End of Tornado Alley" by Delaney Thurston


KWG congratulates the winners and expresses its thanks to all who participated. Check out our Contest page for full category details with winners.

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