Thank you to everyone who entered the 2018 Montezuma All-Iowa Writers’ Conference fiction writing contest this year. Our six judges enjoyed 11 wonderful entries. Our judges included authors, educators, readers and journalists. Each judge read every story individually, without knowing the name of the author. Stories were judged in three areas: technical aspects, creativity/readability and story development. The highest score a story could earn from each judge was 30 points.
Once all of the stories were judged by all of the judges, the scores were added together. The highest total score a story could receive was 180 points.
We are very thankful that you shared your talent with us. We hope you all continue to write and wish you the best of luck in achieving all of your publishing dreams!
We hope you will enter our 2019 Fiction Writing Contest! Details will be updated soon. 1st Place = Cheryl Sease = Fly On Up To Heaven = 159 points 2nd Place = Brandi Beck = A Life This Big = 156 points 3rd Place = Chrystal Berche = Chasing the Ghosts of Gods = 153 points Socktown = 151 points Hit the Gas = 147 points Two White Ribbons = 143 points Those Crazy Chickens and Cows = 137 points Freudian Slips = 135 points A Helping Hand = 132 points A Little Monday Madness = 127 points The Small Hero = 105 points