The winning stories and poems can be read at the CCW website listed above
Congratulations to all winners, and thanks to everyone who entered and made this contest highly successful. We are especially
pleased to announce that the 1st
Place Award for Best Short Story has gone full circle around the country and has now come
home--to be won by our own CCW member, Martin Dodd.
BEST SHORT STORY
for his short story
“. . a highly entertaining and insightful account of a Thanksgiving Day with two
alcoholic parents.” Short Story Judge J. Roderick Clark, Editor, Rosebud Magazine.
2011 FINALISTS – Short Story Category
“UFUVE” by Maude Larke, Dijon, France
“THE GRACKLE TRAP” by John J. White, Merritt Island, Florida
“VALLEY OAK” by James Sievert, Malibu, California
Total number of entries received was 374: 282 poems and 92 stories. Number of entrants was 179.
Most lived across the United States, with 14 entries coming from Canada, France, Italy and Israel.
The Contest Committee included Joyce Krieg, who helped with publicity; Mike Thomas, contest
production; Deanne Gwinn, accounting; Wanda Sue Parrott, administration and publicity via her
National Senior Poets Laureate network as “California $500” at
were: Poetry--Maria Garcia Teutsch, editor of Homestead Review, Hartnell College, Salinas, California;
Short Story--J. Roderick Clark, editor of Rosebud Magazine, Cambridge, Wisconsin. Each of the lst
place winners received $500; all finalists received certificates. Top winners in both categories will be
published in Homestead Review and online for your reading pleasure on our website at