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Rated: 13+ · Appendix · Contest · #1902024
All the nominees and winners for the 2012 Quill Awards (6th edition) are listed here
Nominate your favorite authors to be awarded in the Quills!

Note that this is for 2012. For the 2011 Quills nominees, see
 2011 Quills Nominations and Winners  [E]
All the nominees and winners for the 2011 Quill Awards (5th edition) are listed here
by Andrew

To nominate someone, please visit the Quills forum, "The Quill Awards
If a statement was included with the nomination post or email, it is also included below. (Statements included may be edited from the original nomination statements and may be removed or reasonably edited at any time if the Quills panel deems it necessary or appropriate. Names of nominators are not included for privacy reasons.)

Awards will be given in the following categories (F=Finalists will be selected from these entries):




Non-Static Awards:
created and/or reasonably active in 2012


Best Forum (Non-Contest) (F)
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Movie Talk"   [13+] by Maryann
Finalist: "The Simple Fundraiser"   [E] by Annette
Winner: "Advent Calendar 2013"   [13+] by Kathleen *Quill*
" The Rockin' Review Academy "   [13+] by Hannah ♫♥♫
         "In pursuit of excellence through enlightened review." Bonnie goes above and beyond teaching newbies and/or older members to improve their reviewing.
"The Poetic Pen Workshop/Contest"   [13+] by Hannah ♫♥♫
         For over three years, Shelley has been teaching the PDG Newbies about various forms of poetry. Shelley goes above and beyond to help others improve their poetic skills.
"Charlotte's Castle"   [13+] by Jimminycritic
         Jimminy is our wonderful host for our PDG Newbies in their lounge. Jimminy brings his wonderful sense of humor to this forum and keeps us all laughing. He has been a fantastic host to countless newbies for over four years, and he is definitely deserving of an award.
"Coffee Lounge"   [13+] by Riot
Honorable Mention: "Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative"   [13+] by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)
Finalist: "The V.I.N.E. ~ Closed"   [E] by Riot
Finalist: "Anniversary Reviews"   [E] by 🛸 Sum1 🗿
Finalist: "Newbie Welcome Wagon"   [ASR] by River Staying Home
"Crack Kraken's Code Contest [Round Over]"   [13+] by Chonky Angery Kraken

Best Multiple-Person Activity
"Broken .38: Part 1 - The Unseen World"   [18+] by Emily
"The Book of Masks"   [18+] by Seuzz
"Corrupt-A-Wish"   [13+] by BCM
         This Interactive is such a great idea and a lot of fun Makes you think as well.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor and Bear Hunter
         This was a first time at writing a collaborative piece and what impressed me most was they choose a genre that they both had never written or read. I think they produced a good emotional touching piece.
Winner: "Three Word Mayhem!"   [13+] by Jay *Quill*

Best Single-Person Activity
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         The survey made me think, and I also found the answers (available for public viewing in the author's portfolio) very interesting. Very useful for anyone writing a novel or thinking about publishing a novel.
"The Dark Side"   [13+] by Nixie 🦊
Winner: "Awardicons Survey"   [E] by Jeff *Quill*
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

Best Image/cNote
"Secret Valentine"   [E] by LJPC - the tortoise
"American Sacrifice"   [E] by 🌓 HuntersMoon
"Leger Cat Lounge Tag"   [E] by Legerdemain
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Writing Thoughts 10"   [E] by Pat ~ starting a new journey
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Winner: "Wordsmitty Signature [E] by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :) (Wordsmitty ✍️ , commissioner) *Quill*

Best Image/cNote Shop (F)
Finalist: "The Amazing One-Stop C-Note Shop"   [E] by Nixie 🦊
         I want to nominate this item because it offers some unique and creative cNotes with an elegant style. There can be used for daily messages to send out a little bit of inspiration and thanks. It is a nice, themed, and rounded collection.
"Inspiration, Determination, Motivation"   [E] by Gaby
"I.N.K.E.D Coffee Lounge C-Note Shop"   [E] by Riot
Honorable Mention: "Winter Holidays c-Note Shop"   [E] by Pat ~ starting a new journey
Finalist: "Sentiments from a Southern Soul"   [E] by Pat ~ starting a new journey
"THANK YOU C-NOTES"   [E] by A E Willcox
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"I See Stars c-Notes"   [E] by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)
Winner: "cNotes "   [E] by Itchy Water~fictionandverse *Quill*
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Expressions ~ The C-notes Shop"   [E] by Princess Zelda

Best New Contest (F)
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Yera's SciFi/Fantasy Contest offers challenging prompts that make me think hard about story ideas. I enjoy entering contests in that accept Sci Fi and fantasy, but felt limited. Then I found Yera's and entered. I'm truly impressed by her commitment, which is why I am nominating her contest for this year's award.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Expressions of Emotions Poetry Contest"   [E] by Princess Zelda
"SGDG Annual Christmas Auction-Raffle"   [E] by ~ Sisco ~
Honorable Mention: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"A Contest of Firsts"   [ASR] by blue jellybaby
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*
"Summer Christmas Writing Contest"   [E] by Elle
"100 Words of Horror"   [18+] by Jezri
Finalist: "Newbies ONLY Short Story & Poem Contest"   [13+] by ~ Sisco ~

Best Contest (F)
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         The Separate Worlds Monthly Contest offers aspiring WDC writers the opportunity to be published. Editor Colin Neilson is supportive and offers writers real experience and writing credentials. Contests may breed confidence, but the opportunity to get published and be published makes the Separate Worlds Monthly Contest very special.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "The Weekly Quickie Challenge"   [18+] by Dawn Embers
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"30-Day Blogging Challenge"   [13+] by Fivesixer
Finalist: "The Classic Story Contest"   [18+] by Lornda
"A Poem A Day Contest "   [E] by Itchy Water~fictionandverse
"Twisted Tales Contest"   [13+] by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon
         This contest has always motivated me, more and more, during the 2 years that I'm in WDC, to imagine, create and write short stories with a twist in the end. Besides, the judge is always punctual in the contest's monthly judging, and results; and contest never closes unexpectedly.
Honorable Mention: "October NaNoWriMo Prep Challenge"   [13+] by Brandiwyn🎶
"The Dialogue 500"   [18+] by W.D.Wilcox
Winner: "NaNoWriMo Write-A-Thon"   [ASR] by Jeff *Quill*

Best New Group
Winner: "The Brainstormers Group"   [E] by Itchy Water~fictionandverse *Quill*
         An original, new group who has made a huge difference in the lives of those affected by mental illness.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Blogging Circle of Friends "   [E] by CJ Reddick
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

Best Group (F)
Finalist: "Let's help each other grow- Closed"   [E] by ~*Arpita*~
         A group helping newbies settle in. What's more helpful than that?
"The Coffee Shop for the Fantasy Society"   [E] by Matt Bird MSci (Hons) AMRSC
         CSFS has grown immensely as a group in terms of depth and maturity. They offer resources supporting their members. They've just launched a resource library to help members build skills in world building, plotting, character, and writing skills. Once I prized them for their Review Raids, which continue to offer gift points for best review and most quality reviews, but now offer a member newsletter, which I contribute to monthly.
Winner: "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group"   [E] by Maryann *Quill*
         For their constant and never ending support of members on WdC. The Power Reviewers always give time and attention to those around them, pamper them and provide and supportive and warm environment for anyone who wishes to join.
"Vigilante Angel Ranger Team"   [E] by The Vigilante Angel
Honorable Mention: "Rockin' Reviewers - Award Page "   [13+] by Hannah ♫♥♫
         Since its inception, the Gang has continued to grow and can offer newbies courses in fiction writing, poetry, and reviewing. The Gang embraces new members and offers them a home on WDC.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Mike is constantly encouraging our efforts to give positive reviews.
"The Rising Stars Tour Bus"   [E] by Lilli ☕
         Rising Stars encourages the creative voice of emerging and experienced writers who are Rising Stars in our community of writers.1
Finalist: "The Talent Pond"   [ASR] by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)
"SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP"   [E] by Simply Positive
Finalist: "I.N.K.E.D."   [E] by Riot
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

Best Blog (F)
Honorable Mention: "Moment by Moment "   [18+] by Nixie 🦊
Finalist: "Hey, life? Are you kidding me?"   [18+] by audra_branson
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*
"WS Blog - I Write What I Write when I do"   [13+] by Wordsmitty ✍️
"Brother's Blog"   [18+] by Brother Nature
"Who Do I Think I Am??"   [18+] by Fivesixer
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Memoirs and Memories"   [18+] by Princess Zelda
"WINGS LIKE EAGLES"   [E] by Quihadi
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Jeff's Jibber-Jabber"   [18+] by Jeff
" 2011-2016 Journal"   [XGC] by Sunnie
Finalist: "A Glimpse into Life of Aqua"   [E] by ~ Aqua ~

Static Awards:
must be static items created by a single author in 2012 unless otherwise noted


Best Short Poem, Structured (F)
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Night Music"   [E] by Fyn
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Fear"   [13+] by LostGhost: Seeking & Learning
Finalist: "Journey Beyond the Stars.."   [E] by Princess Zelda
Winner: "A Moment In Time"   [E] by Princess Zelda *Quill*

Best Medium-Length Poem, Structured (F)
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Winner: "THE MIGHTY OAK"   [E] by Oldwarrior *Quill*
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         "Lust" is a perfect blend of sensuality, romance and desire. Plain and simple - It's just really damn sexy. Any man who reads it will wish he were the object of such thoughts.
"Writer: Tina Marie George GUESTBOOK."   [13+] by TinaMarie ("Coming Ashore")
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Gentle Warrior"   [E] by Winnie Kay
Honorable Mention: "Moon Flowers "   [E] by Moarzjasac
"Our Blood Screams Out..."   [13+] by Princess Zelda
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "A Chosen Shining Star"   [E] by Breaker~A Vigilante Ranger~
"Aching Words of Separation.."   [E] by Princess Zelda

Best Long Poem, Structured
"Mind Games"   [13+] by WritingInMotion
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"A Reason For Me"   [E] by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
"The Jester Created"   [E] by 🛸 Sum1 🗿
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*
         I've been a fan of hers since she came on WdC earlier this year, and I think her poetry is both beautiful and haunting.
Honorable Mention: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

Best Short Poem, Freeverse
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Honorable Mention: "Daddy Said"   [E] by iwishiwaswalsh
"Sour Notes"   [E] by iwishiwaswalsh
"Sweetest Miracle..."   [E] by Princess Zelda

Best Medium-Length Poem, Freeverse (F)
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Winnie has an amazing way with words that bring emotions not just to the poem but to the reader. She has more stunning poems in her portfolio that are definitely worth checking out.
"A fluttering paper"   [ASR] by LostGhost: Seeking & Learning
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Siren Call of the Carnival"   [13+] by Fyn
Honorable Mention: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Good Guy, Shit Luck"   [13+] by justanotherpoethero
"Gravity"   [13+] by justanotherpoethero
"Request Denied"   [E] by iwishiwaswalsh
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*

Best Long Poem, Freeverse (F)
"Sickness"   [18+] by Emily
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         This poem manages to break almost every rule I consider paramount to effective writing, yet I couldn't help but laugh and be entertained. Given that title and overall flow (or lack thereof) of it highlights rule breaking as the author's intent and that it was so cleverly done, I think this deserves a nomination.
Winner: "The Art of Being Forgotten"   [13+] by Ya Volk *Quill*
         Just eloquent. Very powerfully written, definitely deserves a read and a nod of appreciation.
"Aokigahara"   [18+] by Fyn
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"No Longer"   [E] by NickiD89
"Stamped Morbid "   [E] by iwishiwaswalsh
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Honorable Mention; "Falling"   [E] by Auto-pilot

Best Poetry Collection (F)
"Lovey Dovey"   [E] by TarynSloane ~ Writing
Honorable Mention: "Poems ... "   [ASR] by Winnie
         As mentioned with an earlier nomination, Winnie has an amazing ability to use words that draw emotion out of the reader. Her poetry is beautiful.
"Poetry Collection"   [18+] by ~ Sisco ~
"Poems by Tina M. George"   [E] by TinaMarie
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Winner: "Poetic Alchemy by Keaton Foster"   [E] by Keaton Foster: Know My Hell! *Quill*
"Poetics"   [13+] by Just Ren
"Poetess at work"   [18+] by LostGhost: Seeking & Learning
"Deep Realm of Thoughts ~ World of Poetry"   [ASR] by ~ Aqua ~
"Chamber of Poetry"   [E] by Princess Zelda

Best Short Non-Fiction (F)
Honorable Mention: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Dear Me [2012]"   [13+] by Jay
Finalist: "Smooth As Glass"   [13+] by Makeshift
"Notebooks Left Unhidden"   [13+] by Nixie 🦊
Winner: "Nonna's Story"   [E] by Bikerider 10 years! *Quill*
"True Crime Story - Mom Style"   [E] by old mom
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"7 Glasses Of Pure Love "   [E] by Princess Zelda

Best Flash Fiction (F)
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         One of many awesome 55 word stories by the very talented Chopstix.
"Just another Space Marine"   [18+] by Chris Murray
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Winner: "Weeeeeen!"   [18+] by Angus *Quill*
Finalist: "Touché"   [13+] by Angus
Honorable Mention: "The Faerie of Tooth and Bone"   [13+] by elizjohn
"A memory"   [13+] by Andrew 2
"Photograph"   [18+] by blue jellybaby
Finalist: "Termination"   [13+] by sugarglider58
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

Best Short Story (F)
"Disparate Perceptions"   [13+] by Nicola Nicolai
"The Old Holy Cemetery "   [ASR] by ChrisDaltro-Chasing Moonbeams
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         This story is a wonderful mixture of horror, amnesia, mystery and art. The way Cherry-Anne incorporates art into this story is done, appropriately enough, with artistry. Four paragraphs into this piece I knew I was in the hands of a storyteller.
"Pink Christmas"   [E] by ChrisDaltro-Chasing Moonbeams
         This author never ceases to amaze me with her talent as a writer. Her stories are original and show tremendous creativity. She has an uncanny ability to write with visual imagery that causes the reader to react emotionally.
"Be Good To Your Muse..."   [18+] by Angus
         This was the first review I'd ever sent on WDC, and it remains the best piece of work I've seen. The satirical approach is comedic while still being somewhat serious, and the creativity shown is impressive, to say the least.
"Legacy"   [13+] by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"A Denizen of the Deep "   [18+] by A E Willcox
         I reviewed this nautical fantasy tale and thought it delightful.
"This damn war"   [13+] by Elenawrites
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Elthia - published"   [13+] by Tadpole1
"The Red Band"   [13+] by Kelly
Finalist: "Free Fall"   [13+] by Fyn
"Crux of Madness"   [13+] by Sir Various
         This entry to the December 2012 round of "Magic Words Contest" stunned both myself and my fellow judge with the quality of the writing, the well thought-out plot and marvelous characterisation.
Finalist: "New Moon"   [18+] by sugarglider58
"Ant Misunderstanding"   [E] by SeektheSnark
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Honorable Mention: "God's Telephone"   [13+] by Nixie 🦊
Finalist: "Into the Vortex"   [13+] by C.Evil
         A talented writer of horror, this is certainly one of her best!
"Ceremony"   [18+] by Michael Thomas-Knight
"Operation Walrus-The Library Job"   [E] by TomVee
Finalist: "Carving of Remembrance"   [18+] by blue jellybaby
Finalist: "Laura"   [18+] by Joe Nelson
Honorable Mention: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*
"Equilibrium"   [18+] by Myst
Finalist: "Immortal Sin"   [13+] by Mage

Best Long Fiction
"Dave the Birthday Magician Loves Tara"   [13+] by Jakrebs
"Harmony's Discord"   [18+] by Nixie 🦊
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Human Mage - Dhr2believe.net"   [13+] by Highmage - D.H. Aire
         Human Mage has been serialized in 2012 in Separate Worlds, generally winning the Separate Worlds Monthly Contest with first or second prize honors throughout the year. This a sequel to Highmage's Plight, also serialized in Separate Worlds in 2011 and published by Malachite Quills Publishing in March 2012.
Honorable Mention: "The Nutmeg Tree [ I ]"   [18+] by Vaun-Away-Busy-MissingEveryone
         It kept me hooked from beginning to end with the thrill of the mystery that was unraveled and the romance that blossomed within.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*

Best Prose-Language
(winner selected from previous prose categories: Short Non-Fiction, Flash Fiction, Short Story, Long Fiction)
Winner: "Into the Vortex"   [13+] by C.Evil *Quill*

Best Prose-Content
(winner selected from previous prose categories: Short Non-Fiction, Flash Fiction, Short Story, Long Fiction)
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*
Honorable Mention: "Free Fall"   [13+] by Fyn

Best Prose Collection
"Daily Flash Fiction Contest"   [E] by KerrieAnnS
Winner "My Short Stories"   [13+] by ~A.J. Lyle~ *Quill*
"Stories"   [18+] by blue jellybaby
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor


Overall Awards:
these either fall into both divisions or neither; must have been created or reasonably active in 2012


Best Action/Adventure
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Legacy"   [13+] by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
Winner: "Free Fall"   [13+] by Fyn *Quill*

Best Comedy
"Corrupt-A-Wish"   [13+] by BCM
"Three Word Mayhem!"   [13+] by Jay
"Hey, life? Are you kidding me?"   [18+] by audra_branson
"Brother's Blog"   [18+] by Brother Nature
"Who Do I Think I Am??"   [18+] by Fivesixer
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Dear Me [2012]"   [13+] by Jay
"True Crime Story - Mom Style"   [E] by old mom
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Be Good To Your Muse..."   [18+] by Angus
"Operation Walrus-The Library Job"   [E] by TomVee

Best Drama/Emotional
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor and Bear Hunter *Quill*
"Expressions of Emotions Poetry Contest"   [E] by Princess Zelda
"Mind Games"   [13+] by WritingInMotion
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"A fluttering paper"   [ASR] by LostGhost: Seeking & Learning
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Siren Call of the Carnival"   [13+] by Fyn
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"The Art of Being Forgotten"   [13+] by Ya Volk
"Aokigahara"   [18+] by Fyn
"No Longer"   [E] by NickiD89
"Poetic Alchemy by Keaton Foster"   [E] by Keaton Foster: Know My Hell!
"Touché"   [13+] by Angus
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Disparate Perceptions"   [13+] by Nicola Nicolai
"Pink Christmas"   [E] by ChrisDaltro-Chasing Moonbeams
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

Best Erotica
Winner: "The Weekly Quickie Challenge"   [18+] by Dawn Embers *Quill*
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

Best Fantasy/Sci-fi
"The Book of Masks"   [18+] by Seuzz
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Winner: "The Coffee Shop for the Fantasy Society"   [E] by Matt Bird MSci (Hons) AMRSC *Quill*
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Just another Space Marine"   [18+] by Chris Murray
"The Faerie of Tooth and Bone"   [13+] by elizjohn
"A Denizen of the Deep "   [18+] by A E Willcox
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Elthia - published"   [13+] by Tadpole1
"The Red Band"   [13+] by Kelly
"Crux of Madness"   [13+] by Sir Various
"Ant Misunderstanding"   [E] by SeektheSnark
"Equilibrium"   [18+] by Myst
"Human Mage - Dhr2believe.net"   [13+] by Highmage - D.H. Aire
Honorable Mention: "Immortal Sin"   [13+] by Mage

Best Family
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Smooth As Glass"   [13+] by Makeshift
"Notebooks Left Unhidden"   [13+] by Nixie 🦊
Winner: "Nonna's Story"   [E] by Bikerider 10 years! *Quill*
"Gentle Warrior"   [E] by Winnie Kay
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

Best Horror/Thriller
"100 Words of Horror"   [18+] by Jezri
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Weeeeeen!"   [18+] by Angus
"Photograph"   [18+] by blue jellybaby
"Termination"   [13+] by sugarglider58
"The Old Holy Cemetery "   [ASR] by ChrisDaltro-Chasing Moonbeams
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"New Moon"   [18+] by sugarglider58
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Into the Vortex"   [13+] by C.Evil
"Ceremony"   [18+] by Michael Thomas-Knight
"Carving of Remembrance"   [18+] by blue jellybaby
"Laura"   [18+] by Joe Nelson
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*

Best Military/War
"A Reason For Me"   [E] by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
"This damn war"   [13+] by Elenawrites
Winner: "Our Blood Screams Out..."   [13+] by Princess Zelda *Quill*
"American Sacrifice"   [E] by 🌓 HuntersMoon

Best Mystery/Crime
"Broken .38: Part 1 - The Unseen World"   [18+] by Emily
Winner: "Twisted Tales Contest"   [13+] by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon *Quill*
"The Nutmeg Tree [ I ]"   [18+] by Vaun-Away-Busy-MissingEveryone
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

Best Nature
"Sentiments from a Southern Soul"   [E] by Pat ~ starting a new journey
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Winner: "THE MIGHTY OAK"   [E] by Oldwarrior *Quill*
"Writer: Tina Marie George GUESTBOOK."   [13+] by TinaMarie ("Coming Ashore")
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Good Guy, Shit Luck"   [13+] by justanotherpoethero
"Poems by Tina M. George"   [E] by TinaMarie
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"Falling"   [E] by Auto-pilot

Best Religious/Philosophy
"WINGS LIKE EAGLES"   [E] by Quihadi
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Best Romance/Love
"Secret Valentine"   [E] by LJPC - the tortoise
"Moon Flowers "   [E] by Moarzjasac
"Gravity"   [13+] by justanotherpoethero
"Sickness"   [18+] by Emily
"Lovey Dovey"   [E] by TarynSloane ~ Writing
"Poems ... "   [ASR] by Winnie
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"Dave the Birthday Magician Loves Tara"   [13+] by Jakrebs
"Harmony's Discord"   [18+] by Nixie 🦊
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"A Chosen Shining Star"   [E] by Breaker~A Vigilante Ranger~

Best Spiritual/Inspirational
Honorable Mention: "Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative"   [13+] by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)
"Inspiration, Determination, Motivation"   [E] by Gaby
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"I See Stars c-Notes"   [E] by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)
"October NaNoWriMo Prep Challenge"   [13+] by Brandiwyn🎶
Winner: "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group"   [E] by Maryann *Quill*
"SIMPLY POSITIVE GROUP"   [E] by Simply Positive
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Best Young Adult/Children's
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"The Jester Created"   [E] by 🛸 Sum1 🗿
"A memory"   [13+] by Andrew
Winner: "God's Telephone"   [13+] by Nixie 🦊 *Quill*
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Best Original Concept
"The Simple Fundraiser"   [E] by Annette
Winner: "The Knowledge Bank "   [E] by A E Willcox *Quill*
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Special Contributions to WDC
Winner: Fyn and the WDC Anthology team for undertaking the publication of the first-ever Writing.Com Anthology. *Quill*
Winner: GabriellaR45 for her incredible commitment to this site and its members *Quill*

Best New Portfolio
kaylianna
Karl
KerrieAnnS
jack-tyler
Honorable Mention: seventiesgirl
Winner: Nixie 🦊 *Quill*
OOT™
William Kail

Best Portfolio (F)
ChrisDaltro-Chasing Moonbeams
Angus
Finalist: Emily
Finalist: blainecindy
Finalist: Myst
blue jellybaby
Princess Zelda
~ Sisco ~
Calli Seren
Finalist: Jay
Honorable Mention: Riot
A E Willcox
Honorable Mention: Jeff
Winner: Fyn *Quill*
Finalist: Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)

Footnotes
1  Note: As the winner of the 2011 Quill Award for Best Group, Rising Stars was ineligible to win or receive an honorable mention in this category but was still eligible to be nominated and become a finalist.
2  Note: As the owner and host of the Quill Awards, Andrew Bowman was ineligible to win or receive an honorable mention in any category but was still eligible to be nominated.

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