Writers of the Future 4th Quarter Winners

Writers of the Future 4th Quarter Winners Announced for Volume 37


Writers of the Future 4th Quarter Standings for 2020, Volume 37


Of all the writing contests out there, this one launches careers!


And the winners are:

First Place – John M. Campbell from Colorado
Second Place – Emma Washburn from North Carolina
Third Place – Ryan Cole from Virginia



Douglas Cohen from New York
Christopher Henckel from New Zealand
Elaine Midco from Florida
Brittany Rainsdon from Idaho
Galen Westlake from Canada


Dustin Adams from New York
Michael Kingswood from California
Vincent Morgan from Canada
Robert Porteous from Australia
M. Elizabeth Ticknor from Michigan
Amelia Wallis from Utah
Alex Washoe from Washington
Ramez Yoakeim from Georgia

Silver Honorable Mentions:

Linda Maye Adams from Virginia
Jason Akinaka from Hawaii
JC Archer from Wyoming
Tina Back from California
Robert Bagnall from United Kingdom
Alexander Barrett from Arizona
Christopher Baxter from Utah
Emily Bell from Washington
J.W. Benjamin from Hawaii
Spider Blake from Utah
Rob Bleckly from Australia
Michael W. Boggs from Philippines
Bret Booher from Indiana
Sierra Branham from Utah
Allison Brice from District of Columbia
Ted Bushman from New York
Blake Casselman from Utah
Alicia Cay from Colorado
Stephanie Chan from California
Dennis Chen from California
Joshua Clark from Colorado
Ryan Clement from Canada
John Coming from Ohio
David Coombs from Canada
Noah Copley from West Virginia
Col Cort from Australia
Yelena Crane from Pennsylvania
Crystal Crawford from Florida
Cory Daignault from Minnesota
Jon Dailey from Arizona
Marco De la Roche from New York
Justin Dill from Canada
James Dodds from Washington
Steve DuBois from Kansas
Tony Dunnell from Peru
Em Dupre from Florida
Frank Dutkiewicz from Michigan
Bill Eckel from Oklahoma
J.W. Ellenhall from California
Tim Emery from United Kingdom
Carmen Wells Fendt from Wisconsin
Samuel Finn from Washington
Richard Freeborn from Alabama
Carl Gable from Georgia
Andrei Gaceff from Romania
Jared Garrett from Utah
Ian Gonzales from Washington
William Grace from Colorado
Austin Gragg from Missouri
Jude-Marie Green from California
Maryann Haaser from Michigan
Phillip Hall from Virginia
Alex Harford from United Kingdom
Amy Herring from Alabama
Brian D. Hinson from New Mexico
Ben Holden from United Kingdom
Andrew Holmes from California
Gregory R. Hyde from Colorado
Ronald Kaiser from New Hampshire
Daniel Kamin from Illinois
Dave Kavanaugh from Netherlands
D A Kelly from Nevada
A.J. Klaich from Utah
S.E. Kramer from District of Columbia
Jake Kyer from Colorado
Clark Lewis from New York
Molly Likovich from Maryland
Noah Linwood from New Jersey
Tonya Lippert from Oregon
Candice R. Lisle from Missouri
Eric Littlefield from Colorado
Django Mathijsen & Anaid Haen from Netherlands
Corbin Maxwell from California
David McGillveray from United Kingdom
Dan Melnick from Indiana
Ann Miller from Colorado
Devin Miller from North Carolina
E.L. Montague from Texas
Blake Moon from New Mexico
Luke Nolby from Minnesota
Al Onia from Canada
Kate Pavelle from Pennsylvania
C.A. Pendergraft from Kentucky
Zach Poulter from Utah
Beth Powers from Indiana
Keith Proctor from Virginia
Shane Raben from Nebraska
Mark Rhodes from South Carolina
Frank Riley from California
Elisabeth Ring from Utah
Denise Robbins from District of Columbia
Michelle Rose from Oregon
Basil Schlegel from Germany
Marcus Schmidt from California
Emery Schulz from California
Joel Scoberg Evans from United Kingdom
Cheyenne Shaffer from New York
I. Stanhope from Tennessee
Niz Thomas from New Jersey
Adam Smedley from Alabama
Jefferson Snow from Utah
Sebastian Stark from Arizona
Corey Stedwell from Arizona
Mason Stevens from Kentucky
EJ Tedrow from Virginia
Mark Tomlinson from Illinois
Rebecca E. Treasure from Texas
James A. Tweedie from Washington
Dan Thurot from Utah
Amber Velez from Arizona
Daniel Walsh from United Kingdom
Jesse Weiner from Colorado
Dane Whitaker from California
Walter L. Williamson from New Mexico
Waraji-sama from Japan
M. Weald from Colorado
Cliff Winnig from California
Sean Young from Nevada

Honorable Mentions:

Josh Acocella from Illinois
Storm Adams from Arkansas
Lance Adams from Texas
Nicholas P. Adams from Utah
K.C. Aegis from California
Joshua Aelick from North Carolina
A.M. Aikman from Florida
Stacey Akins from Tennessee
Victory Alexandra from Alabama
J.W. Allen from Texas
Van Alrik from Idaho
Jeffrey Anderson from Utah
Yabo Anderson from Minnesota
JD Anthony from Oregon
Anish Aradhey from Virginia
Jacob Armitage from New York
Paris Armitage & Rosemary Cole from Massachusetts
Tasmiah Aronee from New Zealand
F.D. Arther from West Virginia
Jay Ashkinos from Oregon
Julia V. Ashley from Mississippi
Mark August from Maryland
Mila Aung-Thwin from Canada
Franco Aversa from New York
Abby Baier from Massachusetts
Jen Bair from Army Post Office
Tom Barbados from Japan
C.A. Barrett from Kentucky
Alyssa Barron from California
JP Behrens from Connecticut
Lura R. Bennett from Oregon
E.M. Bird from Virginia
Scott Birrenkott from Wisconsin
Charlene Blackwell from Canada
James Blakey from Pennsylvania
Randall Blandin from Virginia
Alexander Blum from New York
B.A. Boose from Washington
Matt Bosio from Florida
Emily Bowden from District of Columbia
Natahn Bowen from United Kingdom
Seth Bradford from Virginia
Fern Brady from Texas
Steven R. Brandt from Louisiana
Alex Brasure from Colorado
Z.T. Bright from Utah
Jonathan Bronico from Massachusetts
Iain Bruce from United Kingdom
Lauren Buck from West Virginia
James Buda from Iowa
Zoe Bullock from United Kingdom
Daniel R. Burkhard from Utah
Jennifer Bushroe from Arizona
Michael Capozzi from New Jersey
J. Perry Carr from Texas
Leslie Carter from Maryland
Philo Carter from Utah
Justin Cartwright from Texas
Katelyn Cassens from Minnesota
Timothy Cassidy-Curtis from California
Jason Chaplin from New Hampshire
Jordan Chase-Young from Australia
Daniel Chawner from New Jersey
Lazarus Chernik from Washington
Theta Chun from California
Christopher Chwang from California
Joe Coates from Australia
Tyler Cochran from Missouri
J.D. Cole from Arizona
Russ Colson from Minnesota
Amber Michelle Cook from Oregon
T. Cook from Utah
Scott Coon from California
D.B. Corsi from North Carolina
D.C. Costello from Minnesota
C. Thomas Cox from Maryland
Elsa Wilson-Cruz from Alaska
Marco Cultrera from Canada
AJ Cunder from New Jersey
J Cunningham from Maryland
Dom Michaels from Oregon
Dean N. D’Amico from New Hampshire
Kate Dane from Minnesota
P.C. Darkcliff from Spain
Jorden Darrett from Texas
Apu Das from India
Emily Dauvin from Canada
L.H. Davis from Florida
Amanda Dawson from Canada
Christina De La Rocha from Germany
Jennifer Della’Zanna from Maryland
Benjamin DeHaan from Japan
Iain Delaney from Canada
Nestor Delfino from Canada
Anthony Deskins from Indiana
Juan Joel Diaz from California
Michael Anthony Dioguardi from New York
Victoria Dixon from Kansas
Gavin Di’White from United Kingdom
Nathan Dodge from Texas
M.A. Dosser from Pennsylvania
John Drake from Ireland
Taylor Dye from North Carolina
Patrick Eades from Australia
Jenna Eatough from Utah
Emily Edwards from Georgia
Gabrielle Elling from Pennsylvania
C.T. Epley from Maine
Richard Errington from Connecticut
Jason Evans from Illinois
Kat Farrow from Utah
Caitlin Finley from Texas
Mairead FitzGerald from Ireland
Neil Wesley Flinchbaugh from Texas
Meagan Faye Foley from Florida
CL Fors from California
Oliver Fox from Alabama
Jason D. Francois from United Kingdom
Scott Franzen from Minnesota
Brianna Frentzko from Florida
Ron S. Friedman from Canada
Becca Lee Gardner from Utah
Melva Gifford from Utah
Russell Giles from Utah
Cat Girczyc from Canada
John Gisch from Florida
Michelle F. Goddard from Canada
Aster Glass from California
Justin Greer from Pennsylvania
Peter Griffin from United Kingdom
Thomas J. Griffin from Tennessee
Jentina Grey from California
Colin Hacker from Colorado
Brian Hailes from Utah
Alexis Halama from Tennessee
Kevin Hallett from Texas
DW Harvey from California
NV Haskell from Kentucky
Nancy Hayes from Idaho
James A. Hearn from Texas
Tia Heneggy from Michigan
A.R. Henle from Ohio
Michelle Henrie from Utah
Carlton Herzog from New Jersey
Benjamin Hewett from Texas
Ian Hill from Oklahoma
Alicia Hilton from Illinois
Rebekah Holladay from California
Neal Holtschulte from New Mexico
Drake Hughes from North Carolina
Larry Hunt from Arizona
Mitchell Inkley from Utah
Caroline Ives from California
Jared Allen Jackson from Utah
Pamela Jeffs from Australia
R.V. Johnson from Utah
Bob Johnston from United Kingdom
Lena Jones from California
Toni Jones from Florida
Kent Jones from Minnesota
H.D. Journey from Texas
Myra Karine from Utah
Krystal Kasal from Missouri
Seth W. Kennedy from California
Katie Kent from United Kingdom
Brian Kerg from Virginia
Iulia Keeley from Florida
Brandon Ketchum from Pennsylvania
Kareem Khoury from Georgia
Aaron Kilgore from Michigan
Anike Kirsten from South Africa
HRT Knight from South Africa
Mary Kreger from Michigan
Jason Lairamore from Oklahoma
Nathan W. Landrum from Kentucky
Carter Lappin from California
Adrian Law from New Mexico
Angela Kayd from Massachusetts
Richard Layton from United Kingdom
Sue Lee from Canada
R.J.K. Lee from Japan
Dave Lemel from Wisconsin
Adam Lemma from Pennsylvania
Annaliese Lemmon from Washington
Christopher F. Lewis from Utah
Bonner Litchfield from North Carolina
Taissia Lomako from New York
Colton Long from District of Columbia
Nicole Lungerhausen from North Carolina
Sean Mabry from California
Anna Madden from Texas
Oliver Madison from Arizona
Mark Manifesto from California
Mark Marchenko from United Kingdom
Perin Marolia from India
Charley Marsh from Minnesota
Mariev Erie Matriarch from New York
Kaleigh McCann from Australia
Robert J. McCarter from Arizona
Marcas McClellan from Hawaii
Patrick McCully from Texas
M.P. McEndree from Minnesota
Sky McKinnon from Washington
Agathon McGeachy from Oregon
Joshua McKnight from California
Christopher McManamon from California
Connor Mellegers from Canada
Lauryn Mercredi from Canada
Annette Meserve from Colorado
Ramtin Mesgari from South Africa
Brennan Michaels from South Carolina
Audrey Mihalik from Ohio
Bo Miranda from Liechtenstein
Demorie Kelly Montrose from Barbados
Jenna Mora from Colorado
Francesco Moramarco from United Kingdom
Lore Morgen from Georgia
Josh Morrey from Utah
Chris Morrison from North Carolina
Avery Nakata from Hawaii
Adam Narimatsu from Maryland
T.R. Naus from Virginia
V.E.W. Navarra from Georgia
J. Autumn Needles from Washington
Jan Nerenberg from Oregon
Christy Nicholas from New York
Scott Nicholson from California
Jeremy O’Brine from Washington
David O’Keefe from New York
Orishanti from United Kingdom
John Olsen from Utah
Sarah Ortega from Texas
Simone Otter from Netherlands
J. Tyler Pace from Georgia
Simon Pan from Canada
Michael Panter from Sweden
Cherise Papa from Utah
Benjamin Pask from Australia
Michael Pasotti from Indiana
B.A. Paul from Indiana
Elena Pavlova from Bulgaria
Emma Leigh Marie Perkins from Oklahoma
Laura Peters from Pennsylvania
Andrew Piazza from Pennsylvania
M.E. Pickett from Massachusetts
Kimberly Pienkawa from New Jersey
J.C. Pillard from Colorado
Ziga Povse from Slovenia
Rajeev Prasad from California
Allison W.A. Price from Arkansas
Susan Qrose from Canada
Patrick Quinn from Massachusetts
Samantha Ramirez from Texas
Sylvia Rasch from Tennessee
Yoann Re from United Kingdom
Andrew Reichard from Michigan
Glenn Reschke from California
Resolute from New York
Sonya Rhen from Washington
Reuben Rivers from New York
Sierra Robinson from California
Diane Robinson from Canada
Michael Robles from California
Andrell Rodriguez from Illinois
Nathaniel Rogers from Utah
Jeff Ronan from New York
Luana Rose from Arizona
Maria Rosen from New York
Brian Rowe from Ohio
Andy Rugg from Australia
Jason Russell from Alaska
John Eric Schleicher from Montana
Ryan Schmitz from Missouri
Jeremy Schnee from Oregon
Hannah Schofield from United Kingdom
Ian Schutzman from California
H.B. Scott from Arkansas
Willow Seymour from Nevada
Jeffery Shoemaker from Pennsylvania
Hank Shore from South Carolina
Joseph Sidari from Massachusetts
Sandra Siegienski from Oregon
Brian Skinner from United Kingdom
Zeljko Skropanic from California
Nathan Slemp from Michigan
Tiffany Smith from Texas
Benjamin Smith from Pennsylvania
Blake Soder from Iowa
Timofey Solovyev from Russian Federation
Crystal Stadnyk from Canada
Michelle Staloff from Florida
Brian Stefanko from Washington
Carolyn Ivy Stein from Tennessee
Laura Stewart from Florida
Eldridge Stimmel from Oklahoma
Mike Jack Stoumbos from Washington
Jarom Strong from Utah
Jennifer Stuart from South Carolina
Kit Summers from Michigan
Liviu Surugiu from Romania
Lennart Svensson from Sweden
Stephannie Tallent from California
Thomas Tapper from Sweden
Mark Taverna from Texas
E.M. Taylor from New Mexico
Sylvia Telfer from United Kingdom
G.J. Terral from Texas
Matthew Tevebaugh from Montana
Nick Thomas from Ohio
Kelly Thomas from California
Charles Thompson from South Carolina
Christina Tong from Florida
Seth Trovao from California
Roderick D. Turner from Canada
Leah Turner from Kansas
Stepanie Turner from Canada
Erik Van Mechelen from Minnesota
Devin Vandriel from Arizona
David Van Droid from Tennessee
Rene Vecka from Colorado
Emily Wagner from Texas
Shannon Walch from Germany
Jade Wallace from Canada
Nestor Walters from California
Merethe Walther from Georgia
Elijah Ward from Utah
Susan Watkins from Oregon
Burton Weinstein from California
Nicole Wells from Oklahoma
Olga Werby from California
Kevin West from Germany
Avery Whelan from Estonia
L. Cyrus Whelchel from Texas
Hetty White from Georgia
Clayton Wiegel from Texas
Robert Wilkins from California
Brad Williamson from South Korea
Ligia de Wit from Mexico
Kirk Wolcott from Virginia
Brandy Woldstad from Idaho
Chanon Wongsatayanont from Thailand
Philinna Wood from Dubai
William R.D. Wood from Virginia
Shelley-Anne Wooderson from California
Thomas Woodward from Minnesota
A.P. Worland from Australia
Jonathan Worlde from West Virginia
Sam Yoo from Massachusetts
Sarah Yvonne from Nevada
Adi Zeharia from Canada
Elias Van Zimmer from Germany


19 replies
  1. Alexander Barrett
    Alexander Barrett says:

    Looks like it was crazy huge numbers of high quality entrants.

    I just want to say when I got the e-mail on 4 NOV 20 I was so excited to have received a Silver Honorable Mention that some people were a little weirded out that I wasn’t angsting over some election or something that was happening.

    • John Goodwin
      John Goodwin says:

      Congratulations to you Alexander. You are correct that it was a huge field and that you are a silver HM is quite a testament to the quality of your writing.

  2. Glenn Reschke
    Glenn Reschke says:

    I was informed via email I was an “Honorable Mention” yet I don’t see my name here. The story was for “The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived.”

  3. Luka Whelchel
    Luka Whelchel says:

    I just noticed that my name was also not listed. I received an email informing me of an honorable mention for my story “Gravebane.”

  4. Burton Weinstein
    Burton Weinstein says:

    Hi John. I exchanged a number of emails with Joni about this. I was informed a few months back that I had received and email telling me that I was an honorable mention in this quarter. But my name wasn’t on the list. Joni said I was right and that it would be corrected. I suspect that she is too busy to deal with it, so I’m bringing it to your attention. The story was titled: “The Gecko Effect.” Thanks


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