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by Elle
Rated: 13+ · In & Out · Writing.Com · #2250123
The official PreQuill ceremony for the 14th annual Quill Awards - Friday 14 May 2021 @ 5pm
Image for the 2020 Quill Awards



For a full list of nominations, go here: "2020 Quill Nominations.



Hello and welcome to the 2020 PreQuill Gala! Thanks to all who nominated and congratulations to all those who were nominated!

What's a PreQuill, you ask? Well, it's a red carpet event for all our nominees, panelists, and friends (and anyone who wants to attend) to come and mingle! At this event:

- you'll experience the big reveal of who the finalists are in 18 big categories; and
- we'll present 19 Quill Awards in smaller categories.


PreQuill Ceremony Manners:
*Quill* I will give an introduction at the beginning and the presenters will give a little spiel on each award, followed by the announcement of the winner.
*Quill* After each winner is announced, there will be a minute or so of time for the winner to post an acceptance speech if he/she is so inclined and/or present.
*Quill* For the PreQuill, you're invited and encouraged to chat along in the thread! Feel free to give comments, congratulate winners, call out your favorites, describe your attire, etc., etc. (Hint: Press the F5 key to refresh the page and keep up with comments *Wink*)
*Quill* You're also welcome to talk in this item both before and after the ceremony.
*Quill* Keep it in the rating please!
*Quill* Have fun!


Order of ceremonies:
*Quill* Finalists for Best Comedy, Satire, and Nonsense
*Quill* Finalists for Best Community
*Quill* Finalists for Best Dark
*Quill* Finalists for Best Drama
*Quill* Finalists for Best Fantasy or Science Fiction
*Quill* Finalists for Best Inspirational
*Quill* Finalists for Best Nature and Animal
*Quill* Finalists for Best Relationship and Friendship
*Quill* Finalists for Best Romance/Love
*Quill* Finalists for Best Spiritual/Religious
*Quill* Finalists for Best Forum (Non Contest)
*Quill* Finalists for Best Contest
*Quill* Finalists for Best Blog
*Quill* Finalists for Best Medium Poem, Structured
*Quill* Finalists for Best Medium Poem, Free Verse
*Quill* Finalists for Best Flash Fiction
*Quill* Finalists for Best Short Story (1)
*Quill* Finalists for Best Portfolio
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Advice/How-to and Self-help
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Arts, Hobby/Craft - proudly sponsored by Soldier_Mike 🎺
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Cultural, Travel, Food and Cooking
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Educational
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Erotica and Adult
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Family - proudly sponsored by Soldier_Mike 🎺
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Fanfiction
*Quill* Quill Award for Best History, Military, and War - proudly sponsored by Soldier_Mike 🎺
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Holiday
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Horror
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Music
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Mystery, Crime, and Detective
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Paranormal and Supernatural - proudly sponsored by WYRM
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Philosophy, Political, and Opinion - proudly sponsored by "The 4 Controversies Contest
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Psychology
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Thriller and Action/Adventure
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Tragedy and Death
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Women's
*Quill* Quill Award for Best Young Adult and Teen

Special thanks to our panelists and all our judges!

Elle says "Here are the nominees for Best Mystery, Crime, and Detective..."

Elle says ""Twisted Tales Contest by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon "Spirits at Lighthouses Contest by Beacon Will Be Published 2021 "A Kind Thief by HikerAngel "The Heist by Charity Marie - HM for blog! "

Schnujo says "Congratulations on your first Quill, Krista Gets Her Groove Back! How awesome! That's fantastic!"

Elle says ""Railway to nowhere? by Soldier_Mike 🎺 "Homeless by D. Reed Whittaker "The Promise of a Woman by Nixie 🦊 "Payback by Sumojo "Twenty-nine by T.J.Gunn "

Elle says "And the Quill for Best Mystery, Crime, and Detective (as voted by you) goes to..."

Elle says ""Twenty-nine by T.J.Gunn "

Elle says "Congratulations Tim! Your first Quill! *Bigsmile*"

Soldier_Mike 🎺 says "Congrats, Tim!"

Elle says "Our next Quill is for Best Paranormal and Supernatural... This category is proudly sponsored by WYRM . Thank you so much for your sponsorship!"

Elle says "Here are the nominees for Best Paranormal and Supernatural..."

Schnujo says "CONGRATULATIONS, T.J.Gunn! WOOHOO!!!"

Elle says ""The Book of Masks by Seuzz "WEIRD TALES CONTEST by Beacon Will Be Published 2021 and W.D.Wilcox "Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest by Jim Hall "The Pewter Whistle by iKïyå§ama "

Elle says ""That Swing Wobbles by Thankful Sonali Second Dosed! "Waterfall by Robert Edward Baker "Blue Easter Eggs by Mastiff "The Three Jacks by W.D.Wilcox "

Elle says "And the Quill for Best Paranormal and Supernatural (as voted by you) goes to..."

Elle says ""Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest by Jim Hall "

Elle says "Congratulations Jim! *Bigsmile* "

Elle says "And thank you again to WYRM for their sponsorship!"

Soldier_Mike 🎺 says "Congratulations, Jim Hall!"

Elle says "Our next Quill is for Best Philosophy, Political, and Opinion... This category is proudly sponsored by "The 4 Controversies Contest. Thank you for your sponsorship!"

Elle says "Here are the nominees for Best Philosophy, Political, and Opinion..."

Elle says ""Hands by Beholden "Solitude by Jeff "In Training by Satuawany "Climbing Philosophy by HikerAngel "Months of Flames by Jeff "Linked by #BrianKCompton #Summer #Poet "

Elle says ""Dreamweaver Bar & Grill by Richard ~ R Minus 2 Days!! "What I'm Talkin' 'Bout by Jeff "Complex Numbers by Robert Waltz "The Definition of Insanity by Miranda_EatingCookies "Sir Thomas Malthus(quill award nominee) by proton69 "Hoax of a Crisis by iKïyå§ama "

Elle says "And the Quill for Best Philosophy, Political, and Opinion (as voted by you) goes to..."

Elle says ""Hoax of a Crisis by iKïyå§ama "

Elle says "Congratulations Kiya! *Bigsmile*"

Elle says "And thank you again for your sponsorship, "The 4 Controversies Contest!"

PiriPica says "Congratulations! "

Elle says "Our next Quill is for Best Psychology..."

Elle says "Here are the nominees for Best Psychology..."

Elle says ""Consumed by Krista Gets Her Groove Back "Solitude by Jeff "The Carousel by Nixie 🦊 "In Training by Satuawany "

Elle says ""Linked by #BrianKCompton #Summer #Poet "The Man at The Bus Stop by Gio Kingsbury "Life Made Me by Intuey "Paroxysmal Paradox by Krista Gets Her Groove Back "

Elle says "The honorable mention goes to..."

Elle says ""Consumed by Krista Gets Her Groove Back "

Elle says "Congratulations Krista!"

Elle says "The Quill for Best Psychology (as voted by you) goes to..."

Elle says ""Linked by #BrianKCompton #Summer #Poet "

Elle says "Congratulations Brian! Your first Quill! *Bigsmile*"

Soldier_Mike 🎺 says "Congrats to Krista Gets Her Groove Back and #BrianKCompton #Summer #Poet!"

Elle says "Our next Quill is for Best Thriller and Action/Adventure..."

Elle says "Here are the nominees for Best Thriller and Action/Adventure..."

Elle says ""Harry Potter and the Mystified Muggle by Emily ~ 10 years on WDC! "Twisted Tales Contest by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon "The Lucky Ones by T.J.Gunn "Twenty-nine by T.J.Gunn "The Farm by T.J.Gunn "

Elle says ""Tracking Horcruxes by eyestar~hiatus offline "REVENGE OR JUSTICE by Monty "Silverbolt #1 by jolanh "SSV: The Raven, Part 1 by Bad Influence "

Elle says "The honorable mention goes to..."

Elle says ""The Farm by T.J.Gunn "

Elle says "Congratulations Tim!"

Elle says "And the Quill for Best Thriller and Action/Adventure (as voted by you) goes to..."

Elle says ""Twisted Tales Contest by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon "

Elle says "Congratulations Arakun the Twisted Raccoon ! Your first Quill! *Bigsmile*"

PiriPica says "Congratulations, Arakun the Twisted Raccoon "

Elle says "Our next Quill is for Best Tragedy and Death..."

Elle says "Here are the nominees for Best Tragedy and Death..."

Elle says ""Magic Word by Steven, Alone & Lonely "Farewell, for Now- Nom. 2020 Quill Award by Thaddeus Buxton Winthrop "One Last Time by Lilli ☕ "Five Simple Steps [177.11] (298 words) by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville "Invalid Item by Lisa Noe "

Elle says ""An Earworm by Beholden "Lillian, at Fourteen (1908 - 1922) by Ned "The Last to Fall by Solace.Bring "He died a thousand times by eyestar~hiatus offline "Life and Truth at a Dinner Party by Charity Marie - HM for blog! "

Elle says ""The Man at The Bus Stop by Gio Kingsbury "The Lucky Ones by T.J.Gunn "Bye, Dad by Zhen "The End by Robert Waltz "

Elle says "The honorable mention goes to..."

Elle says ""He died a thousand times by eyestar~hiatus offline "

Elle says " Congratulations Mona!"

Elle says "And the Quill for Best Tragedy and Death (as voted by you) goes to..."

Elle says ""Five Simple Steps [177.11] (298 words) by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville "

Elle says "Congratulations Kåre! Your first Quill! *Bigsmile*"

PiriPica says "Kåre is a male name in Norwegian "

Elle says "Our next Quill is for Best Women's..."

PiriPica says "Congratulations, Kåre! "

Elle says "Here are the nominees for Best Women's..."

Elle says ""One Amazing Life by Charity Marie - HM for blog! "The Promise of a Woman by Nixie 🦊 "Relic of a Bygone Age by Angr "Pink [262] by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville "Celebrating Women by Gaby "

Elle says "And the Quill for Best Women's (as voted by you) goes to..."

Elle says ""Relic of a Bygone Age by Angr "

Elle says "Congratulations Angie! Your first Quill! *Bigsmile*"

PiriPica says "Congratulations! "

Elle says "And it’s time for our final Quill for today."

Elle says "And it’s the Quill Award for Best Young Adult and Teen..."

Queen NormaJean II GreenEyes says "Big Drum Roll!!!"

Elle says "Here are the nominees for Best Young Adult and Teen..."

Elle says ""Ravyn by LegendaryMask💗 "Shattered Tranquility by Miranda_EatingCookies "When Dragons Lived by Tadpole1 "true colors by Nicole Washington "Być Gwiazdą (To be a star) (297w) [35] by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville "

Elle says "And the Quill for Best Young Adult and Teen (as voted by you) goes to..."

Elle says ""Shattered Tranquility by Miranda_EatingCookies "

Elle says "Congratulations Miranda! Your first Quill! *Bigsmile*"

PiriPica says "Congratulations! "

Soldier_Mike 🎺 says "Yay, Miranda_EatingCookies!"

Schnujo says "Miranda_EatingCookies, that's so wonderful! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR FIRST QUILL!!!"

Elle says "And congratulations to ALL our nominees, finalists, honorable mentions and winners today. You should all be very proud of yourselves. We're proud of you! *Heart* "

Elle says "I'm delighted that several people won their very first Quills today, that's super exciting. An extra big congratulations to them. *Bigsmile*"

Elle says "And now, a special announcement. Firstly, we have commissioned a new merit badge for The Quills. Some of you may have seen it announced on the newsfeed by The StoryMistress . "

Queen NormaJean II GreenEyes says "All of the Quill nominees and winners are to be congratulated! Such amazing talents!"

Elle says "All our honorable mentions this year will receiving this fancy new merit badge! "

Elle says " Merit Badge in Quill Honorable Mention
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Congratulations on your new merit badge! Thank you for supporting the Writing.Com community with your inspirations, participation and activities. We sincerely appreciate it! -SMs "

Elle says "If you have been awarded an honorable mention for a Quill Award in a previous year and would like to add this fabulous new merit badge to your collection, we will be happy to send them out at a cost of 10k each. "

Elle says "Please note that we will NOT be worrying about community recognition (i.e. we will not be waiting 14 days between merit badges) for these backdated ones. "

Elle says "The reason they will cost 10k and we won't be allowing for CR is that all previous HMs have already received a merit badge, just not this particular merit badge. Let me know if you'd like yours and I'll arrange to send them through. "

Elle says " I will, of course, be confirming all previous HMs according to our records, so please allow me some time."

Elle says "And secondly, we have commissioned fancy new Quill awardicons! Our Quill winners will be receiving these fabulous awardicons."

Elle says "An image illustrating the custom awardicons for The Quill Awards "

Schnujo says "Thanks for all the hard work! I'm so appreciative of everything you all do! *Heart* *Heart* *Heart*"

Elle says "Well, that about wraps up the PreQuill. The official Quills ceremony will be next Saturday, 22 May at 5pm WDC time. We will be presenting all the remaining Quill Awards. Make sure you're there!"

PiriPica says "Looks great! "

Schnujo says "EXCITING! I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL MAY 22!!!"

PiriPica says "Bye, guys! "

LegendaryMask💗 says "Congratulations to all the Winners, Finalists, and Honorable Mentions. Thank you guys for making the quills fun!"

Beacon Will Be Published 2021 says "Congratulations to the winners and Honorable Mentions. I am happy for you all. "

Krista Gets Her Groove Back says "I guess I took too long getting ready and showed up after everyone went home. Since the place is empty, I may as well practice my red carpet walk for next weekend. Congratulations everyone!"

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