Wingless Dreamer Literary Contest 2019
ANNOUNCEMENT: THE WINGESS DREAMER LITERARY CHAPBOOK WILL BE PUBLISHED ON 1st July 2019 ON OUR WEBSITE
In December, we hosted the Wingless Dreamer Writing Contest in partnership with WordPress. Entering this contest was a huge accomplishment for all our writers, and we want to celebrate the winners here on the website Wingless Dreamer, as well.
We received over 1500+ entries to this contest from so many talented writers all around the globe. The judge thoroughly enjoyed reading all your Short stories, Poems and Flash Fictions and with such an amazing selection, you made the job of choosing a winner is very difficult.
You should be proud of your work. Our whole Wingless Dreamer Team is very proud of you.
THE DIFFICULT PART OF CONTEST
The thing about writing contests is, when you select one—or even several—winners, you create a lot of not-winners. (That’s different from being a loser, I think.)
“I’ve been there many times. Rejection is simply a part of writing. I believe that if you’re measuring your success as a writer by how many times you’ve been published, you’re using the wrong metric. Instead, count how many times you’ve been rejected. That’s a much more accurate indicator of your effort, discipline, and seriousness as a writer.”-Ruchi Acharya
Rather than trying to get everyone to like your stories, get as much feedback about how to improve as you can. Rather than trying to justify how good you are, work to get better.
If you do this for long enough, you won’t need anyone to tell you you’re a success. You’ll be a success all on your own.
ABOUT THE JUDGE
Ruchi Acharya is a fantasy and romantic fiction writer and a poet from India. She is a collector and arranger of words with experience more than three years. She has had her short story, “Evanora” published with Fairytalez.com and a poem, “Forlorn” in Mauritius Magazine, The Pangolin Review. She also loves to write travelogues which is mainly the cluster of feelings and information about several travel destinations. The BCMT touring had published her travelogue, The Sandy Footprints in their online site. Her hobby interest in writing short stories and poetry fulfills a lifelong passion in creative fiction. She admires literary pieces especially those with uplifting endings or romantic genre. She often loves to engage into social welfare community and supports LGBTQ. She hopes to one day see her words touch lives around the world. You may follow her on instagram: ruchi_acharya
Just to recap: Winner will receive:
*Chapbook publication by WP edition in spring 2019
*Entitlement of “Wingless Dreamer” for Issue one
First 50 runner-ups will receive:
* Chapbook publication by WP edition 2019
*WD Community Membership
FIRST 50 RUNNER-UPS
The judge and our editorial team were faced with a slew of excellent write ups to choose from. We’re not exaggerating from the fact that your great writing made their job very difficult.
You can find a shortlist of the judge’ top 50 runner ups on our WD Community Page. They are all well worth a read, so head over to WD Community members page here.
All the top 50 runner ups must feel very proud of themselves as your work pass through more than 1500+ submissions. It’s quiet a victory in itself.
Your work will be published in our Wingless Dreamer Chapbook for the Issue one in Spring 2019.
Religious Ecstasy by Jordan Hagedon
House of Cards by Katherine Prochnow
Hidden, I hide by VanessaMarie Caron
Saints of Imperfection by henry 7. reneau, jr.
Vagabond Boys by Starr Williams
The Boy And The Demon by Ryan K. Rusell
Tongue by Robin Gow
The beating of the Wings by Teresa Sutton
Chasing Feelings by Brandon Bagot
Happiness is like a Bodhi Tree by Clem Vahe
My Cold Feet by Xhevrije Prisoj
Hold the Sotrm by Levi Bentley
SHORT-STORY FIRST PLACE
Starfall by Morgan Smith
POETRY FIRST PLACE
Toucan are real by David Lohrey
FLASH FICTION FIRST PLACE
A year after they stopped bothering to name the Hurricanes by Andrea Rinard
WINGLESS DREAMER LITERARY CONTEST WINNER IS
Evanescence by Mary Auston
This poignant poem masterfully blends reality and imagination, painting a world of sensual fellings. It takes us along a magical journey to a bittersweet resolution. Its full emotional experience, strong writing, and well-developed narrator won the judge and WD editorial team over, and we’re pleased to declare it the winner of this contest.
Congratulations to Mary, and to everyone who entered this writing contest! This was a lot of fun, and we will soon be out again for our 2019 Spring Issue. Do follow us on our social media sites to remain updated:
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