Congratulations to the 2016 Winners and Finalists of the Emerging Writers Award!


KENNESAW, Ga. (Apr 21, 2016)

1st Place: "Crystal Blue Persuasion" by Ellen Courter

2nd Place: "The Color Brown" by Michaela James

3rd Place: "The Mislabeling of Fish" by Jessica Wenclawiak

Finalist:  "Racism's Unique Relationship with Regionalism in the Southern United States" by Elizabeth Dillard

Finalist: "The Stigma of Mental Illness in Public Institutions" by Tayla Madaris


1st Place: "Stock Characters" by Sarah Tuttle

2nd Place: "Friends, Failure, and Floating" by Samuel Slate

3rd Place: "The Mother, the Witch, and the Forbidden Drawer" by Samantha Fromm

Finalist: "Why So Angry? Living with Misophonia" by Britney French

Finalist: "A Crossroad Between Student and Mother" by Abmarie Martinez


1st Place: "Jill Bolte Taylor's Stroke of Insight" by Haley Owenby

2nd Place: "Spot the Vegan" by Jessica Wenclawiak

3rd Place: "Is Your Pet 'Good for Life'?" by Kimberly Soulis

Finalist: "Beauty and the Crop Top" by Claire Weed

Finalist: "I've never lied." by Ari Wernick