Paulette Whitehurst: Her book, A Child Is A Poem You Learn By Heart: A Memoir in Verse, has been awarded first place by the Virginia Professional Communicators for Nonfiction Book for Adult Readers, Autobiography or Memoir. (https://vapc.org/state-contest-winners/)
Mary Elizabeth Ames is pleased to announce that H'llgraith (Book II) was awarded a silver medal at the prestigious 33rd Annual Benjamin Franklin awards for 2021. This is H'llgraith's second literary award in the category of Science Fiction & Fantasy. H'llgraith was also awarded Finalist by the American Fiction Awards in 2020.
J Thomas Brown's "Valium Dream" has received an honorable mention in the Streetlight 2021 Essay/Memoir Contest and will be published in a forthcoming issue. The original draft was a Carolyn Forché style poem that was expanded into a momoir. His work centers on social unrest and drug abuse in the 1960s. (https://streetlightmag.com/category/essay/)
G.M. Malliet: Her 2020 novella "A Murder at Morehead Mews" came in 5th in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine's Readers Choice Awards. The story also has been nominated for a Derringer Award. This novella appeared in the July/August 2020 edition of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Winners will be announced May 1. (https://elleryqueenmysterymagazine.com/)
Cass Morris is a Hugo Award Finalist as part of the team behind Worldbuilding for Masochists, a podcast which discusses the craft of writing speculative worlds.