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We would like to thank everyone who came to the 2017 Montezuma All-Iowa Writers’ Conference! We had a wonderful day and enjoyed informative presentations by Sarah Latchaw, Francis Sparks, Darcy Dougherty Maulsby, S.C. Sherman, Serena Chase and Lorna Seilstad. Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 fiction writing contest: 1st – Brandi Beck, 2nd – Chrystal Berche and 3rd – Rebecca Bailey.

We would also like to thank our 2017 Sponsors. Without their support, we will not be able to host this conference: Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, Mahaffey Law Office, Brownells, Inc., Montezuma State Bank, Widmer’s Rock’N’Roll Arena, Dayton Meat Products, Inc., Jumpin’ Jimmy’s at Lake Ponderosa, Dr. J.B. Paulson/Monte Medical Clinic, Theisen’s, Walmart, Just a Small Town Grill, Bushong Construction, Audas Sanitation, County Bank, Beckman Gallery II, R&R Restoration, H&J Fertilizer, Bear Transport, Barnes & Noble, Bill’s Jewelry, Pagliai’s Pizza, Culvers, Pizza Ranch, Hy-Vee and Browns Shoe Fit Company.

We hope to see you all again in 2018!

Be sure to enter the 2018 Fiction Contest! First place prize is $100, 2nd place is $50 and third is $25.  The rules are 2500 words or less, 1 entry per person with a $5 fee per entry. Entries must be postmarked by September 5. Winners will be announced at the conference, but you don’t have have to attend to enter or win. Please mail entries to: Our Front Porch Books, 4746 100th Street, Montezuma, Iowa 50171.