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List of nominees and winners of the 2013 Quill Awards (7th edition)
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Note that this is the 2013 list. Click here for other years

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.

The following categories are open for nominations (F=Finalists will be selected from the listed entries):


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Non-Static Awards:
created and/or reasonably active in 2013


Best Forum (Non-Contest) (F)
"The Monthly Reading Challenge"   [13+] by ~Minja~
Winner: "The Official Mod Review Blitz!"   [E] by Mistress of the Masquerade *Quill*
         I love the unique activity full of reviewing challenges and prizes.
"SoCalScribe's 10th Anniversary Gala"   [E] by Jeff
Finalist: "The WDC Advertisement Board"   [E] by Elle
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Newbie Navigation Class"   [13+] by Hannah ♫♥♫
The work that the Paper Doll Gang does for newbies is just amazing. As a newbie who has been through their navigation program, being a member of the PDG has made my experience here the most positive I could have hoped for. Without it I am not sure I would still be there.

"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Thank You, SM & SMs!"   [ASR] by Jeff
It deserves acknowledgment and awards Jeff needs a Best Video award for his project

Finalist: "Weekly Goals"   [13+] by The StoryMistress
This forum not only encourages members to think about and commit to weekly goals for themselves, but it also brings in new members. It provides incentives for members to set goals and rewards them for the attempt at the end of the week if they post a status, encouraging members to support each other. In the time I have been taking part, I have improved my writing, reviewing, and overall participation.

"24 Karat Gold Reviewing Competition"   [13+] by Lilli ☕
"Angel Product Reviews"   [ASR] by iKïyå§ama
This forum encourages Product Reviewing, which is so important to the site that there is not limit on the number of product reviews you can do. This forum is friendly and encouraging to the product reviewers, who work pretty diligently on their product reviews.

"SGDG 10th Anniversary Forum."   [13+] by ~ Sisco ~ Back!
This is a really great program to help others get started on WDC.

"Welcome To My Reality Forum"   [E] by Sunnie
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor


Best Multiple-Person Activity
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*
"Three Word Mayhem!"   [13+] by Jay
"Linericks"   [18+] by deemac
"Steev's Place"   [18+] by Steev the Friction Wizurd
"Poetic Insanity"   [13+] by deemac

Best Single-Person Activity
"Short Story Contests Survey"   [E] by Jeff
Winner: "WHO ARE YOU??!!"   [E] by Angels in my Ear *Quill*
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"15 Candles for WdC Madlib"   [E] by Lornda

Best Image/cNote
"Invalid Item by Mistress of the Masquerade
"Aqua_Mantis - Simple [E] by Gaby
Winner: "Autumn Umbrella"   [E] by Fi *Quill*
Honorable Mention: "Whispers Of The Soul Banner [E] by kiyasama

Best Image/cNote Shop
Winner: "Beyond the Pond Images"   [E] by Mistress of the Masquerade
Brooke consistently keeps her images up to date and is always willing and delighted to work with people when looking for a specific image.

"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         For the amazing and wonderful personalised signatures!
"The Gift Shop - CURRENTLY CLOSED"   [E] by Elle
Honorable Mention: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
She is prompt, she changes sigs with the seasons, the price is very reasonable, and she offers a good variety of holiday images to choose from. She will custom make what is requested quickly and in a friendly manner. This is Valentines so presently she is offering

"P.E.N.C.I.L. Inspiration"   [E] by Gaby
"Leger's Shop [18+] by Leger~
Kim has created an Image Shop as her service to Writing.Com and its members. Most of us have no ability or even have no time to design an image, and Kim noticed that and because she has the ability to do so, she is willing to offer her time and effort for that when needed.


Best New Contest (F)
Finalist: "Shadows and Light Poetry Contest"   [E] by Angels in my Ear
         A contest that challenges poets to try something new, and master the art of free verse.
"The Marital Poetry Anthology - Closed!"   [E] by Fran 🏅🇬🇧🇬🇧🏅
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         I like the theme and amazing set up of the contest, and the idea is good.
Winner: "Wdc 13th Birthday Masquerade Ball"   [13+] by Mistress of the Masquerade *Quill*
It was the best and most fun activity I have ever participated in. It lasted a full month and was fun for everyone even those of us who did not win. I met a nice group and the hostess was as gracious as anyone could be. Brooke did an outstanding job with it!

Honorable Mention: "Valentine's Day Review Massacre"   [13+] by Jeff
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Finalist: "Roots & Wings Historical Fiction Contest"   [E] by Angels in my Ear
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
This contest is a good way to enhance writing ability, and M. A. George is an awesome reviewer and writer, so all entrants will be affected in a positive manner, win or lose.

"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Words with Wings"   [E] by LostGhost: Seeking & Learning
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Finalist: "The Lair"   [13+] by Elle

Best Contest (F)
"The Hint Fiction Contest"   [ASR] by Lt. Storm Machine
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The Separate Worlds Monthly Contest offers writers of speculative fiction and nonfiction GPs and publication for their winning works. They have been doing this for several years now and their e-zine is helping writers on WDC grow and evolve.

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Finalist: "The Weekly Quickie Challenge"   [18+] by Dawn Embers
Finalist: "The Joust"   [13+] by drboris
Finalist: "Twisted Tales Contest"   [13+] by Arakun is Lesley May
One thing I feel make the contest rather special is that each entry gets a review... and the contest's judge offers excellent advice. I always know when the piece I enter needs a bit more work - or if it is really good. I learn from entering this contest, hence my nomination.

Winner: " Magic Words Contest "   [13+] by A E Willcox *Quill*
Honorable Mention: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Newbies ONLY Short Story & Poem Contest"   [13+] by ~ Sisco ~ Back!
"SENIOR CENTER FORUM"   [ASR] by Carol St. Ann 🚁
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Crack Kraken's Code Contest"   [13+] by Davy Kraken
The puzzle's a real challenge. In my opinion, it's the most enjoyable contest on the site.


Best Raffle/Auction (F)
"Lucky Numbers Draw ~ CLOSED"   [13+] by Gaby
With its many chances of earning free tickets and winning large amounts of GPs, this is a raffle one can rely on for a test of luck!

Winner: "WDC Birthday Ice Cream Social 2018"   [E] by Pat ~ starting to heal *Quill*
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         Very unique and a great way to join in the Holiday spirit!
Honorable Mention: "LUCKY BONES GAME 2014-CLOSED"   [13+] by Hannah ♫♥♫
For sheer comedy, I can't remember when I've had more fun "watching" an event unfold on WDC. Don't believe me, Bonehead? Scroll down the page and read the comments for each roll. Trust me when I say the update emails were even more hilarious!

"12 Days of Midwinter Christmas"   [E] by Elle
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
This raffle is consistently the most well-managed, lucrative, creative, and active of any on the site.

Finalist: "Elf Elle's Naughty & Nice Lists!"   [E] by Elle
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Finalist: "WDC's 13th Birthday Cupcake Fundraiser"   [E] by Riot
The idea of this activity is unique and the set up of the page, the decorations, the beneficiaries, everything looks absolutely fantastic!

"The Polar Bear Raffle"   [E] by Fi
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

Best New Group
Winner: "P.E.N.C.I.L."   [E] by Gaby *Quill*
PENCIL has been a creative and innovative group, not only helping authors get much-needed reviews of their longer works but also being a positive and consistent group providing fun activities and raising many GPs.

"The Poet's Place "   [E] by Dave
"The Newbies Academy Group"   [E] by ~ Sisco ~ Back!
         This is an amazing project, full of motivating and inspiring aims to help newbies and learn together.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Roots & Wings Group"   [E] by Elle
"WDC Addicts Anonymous"   [E] by Elle

Best Group
"The Coffee Shop for the Fantasy Society"   [E] by Matt Bird MSci (Hons) AMRSC
CSFS has evolved, offering members activities to build their writing skills, including a knowledge bank, a monthly newsletter, and member contests, and constantly encouraging quality reviews. I value this group, which has helped me grow as a writer.

Winner: "Showering Acts of Joy Group"   [E] by Pat ~ starting to heal *Quill*
         Constant in its cheerful and helpful reviews, as well as supportive of the community.
Honorable Mention: "Blogging Circle of Friends "   [E] by CJReddick support BCOF 2192096
"WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group"   [E] by Maryann 1
         Best group I've been a part of. Great members, reviews, and inspiration - all while having fun.
"Retiring Founder, Rising Stars Program"   [E] by Gabriella 2
"Rockin' Reviewers - Award Page "   [13+] by Hannah ♫♥♫
They got me involved in our community, and the more those things happened, the more wonderful people I met. They have made WDC a home and Hannah is the kindest, most caring and compassionate mentor out there. I would be lost without her and these wonderful groups that she has built.

"I.N.K.E.D."   [E] by Riot
"The WDC Angel Army"   [ASR] by iKïyå§ama
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In the few months I have been a member of "The Art of Criticism Project" I can verify that Patrick and crew work weekly on making this project successful. Why it is successful is because of innovation, cunning, and hard work on the part of the forum create a desire in me to do my best. This is helping me hone my craft in ways I never thought possible.


Best Blog
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         A fun, personal and interesting blog whose author continues to provide a regular spice to reading life.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Jeff's Jibber-Jabber"   [18+] by Jeff
Winner: "Shouts From Down Under "   [13+] by Sparky *Quill*
Even when he has nothing much to say, he says it with a quirky sense of humour and a unique way of looking at the world that reaches out and grabs your attention. And often, he has a lot to say on topics that really get you thinking. Always worth reading.

"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Drenched in blood, sweat, and tears; coated with TMI; jointed with silly putty; scented with sardonic condescension; and decorated with a big, red heart on the world's most flamboyant sleeve, this member's blog is truly like no other, and thank God for that!

"A Haunted Place"   [GC] by Ghostranch
Her blog is interesting, humorous, and entertaining. It highlights what a unique individual Jess is. She is dedicated to rewarding her readership with honesty and passion!

""Oh, Really, Joey, you can't say that!""   [18+] by Life's a Beach... says Joey C
"Cave of Creativity"   [13+] by LostGhost: Seeking & Learning
"Connie's Corner"   [13+] by Connieann's totem is a turtle
This is an outstanding blog about a person who has suffered great tragedy while on this site in the loss of her beloved husband more than a year ago. She is very brave and strong and is someone who naturally enjoys all that life has to offer. I think her strength, courage and positive attitude are an inspiration to those of us lucky enough to know her.

"A Day in the Life"   [18+] by blue jellybaby

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Static Awards:
must be static items created in 2013 unless otherwise noted


Best Short Poem, Structured
"Architect Of My Own Design"   [E] by Carly - Happy Summer!
         A powerful portrayal of inner strength and the will to rise above outer circumstances.
"Insomniac's Insanity"   [E] by Ghostranch
"I Should Have Known"   [E] by Ghostranch
"Invalid Entry [E] by gardengirl
With multiple instances of assonance and alliteration, this excellent haiku packs a poetic punch into every syllable.

"Sonnet #2"   [E] by Solivagus
         I believe he's a gifted poet with a bright future. I look forward to reading more of his poetry!
"War"   [13+] by Liam
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
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Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*
"For John"   [13+] by Pat ~ starting to heal

Best Medium-Length Poem, Structured
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*
         This is one of my absolute favourite poems ever. The rhythm, rhyme, and imagery are spectacular.
"Another World"   [13+] by Fi
"Renewal"   [E] by Myst
For excellence in structure, imagery and emotion, infused with a beautiful blend of soft hope and sweet regret.

"Pillars Of Stone"   [13+] by Fi
"Days Of Our Lives"   [13+] by ☮ Goofy Old Grum
         This poem says and means a lot to me now that I'm getting 'not-younger'.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
This is an excellent example of the form, one that shows exactly what can be done with it by a skilled poet.

Honorable Mention: "Binary Blindfold"   [13+] by Liam
This member's pro-Luddite assault on the technological innerverse would be incredible if it were not a superb Trijan Refrain!

"Time Amorphous"   [E] by Angels in my Ear
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
It's a very nice, feely poem. (yes I know that's not a word but that's all I can use to describe it.)

"Listen"   [E] by A*30s*Faith

Best Long Poem, Structured
"The Fire Still Burns"   [13+] by LostGhost: Seeking & Learning
"Tidal Wave"   [E] by S. L. Stiles
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

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This poem shows a woman's love for her mother-in-law and also demonstrates the inspiration of her mother-in-law's courage and resolve in the face of her impending death. It is very inspiring and heartrending!

"Hope Defiant"   [E] by Angels in my Ear
Winner: "(a domestic violence poem)"   [ASR] by Solivagus *Quill*
Honorable Mention: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

Best Short Poem, Free Verse
"Writing"   [E] by Samberine Everose
Winner: "Bones"   [E] by Ghostranch *Quill*
"Confusion"   [E] by PandaPaws; VET TECH in 2020!
"Cold Coffee"   [E] by Ghostranch
Honorable Mention: "Both Sides Of A Window"   [13+] by turtlemoon-dohi
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Misty Morning..."   [E] by Princess Zelda
"Surprise Ending"   [E] by Alexi 2019

Best Medium-Length Poem, Free Verse (F)
Finalist: "Junior"   [ASR] by Emily
This poem literally brought me to tears. So many people can relate to it and feel the passion it is written with. Very possibly the best poem I've read.

"In The House of Grief"   [13+] by Prosperous Snow Globe
Finalist: "Transference"   [ASR] by Ghostranch
Winner: "Black Boy "   [E] by Mangadude *Quill*
"Certain Things I am Grateful for."   [E] by Whitney Sarrel
I was just looking for something to read and stumbled upon this... which touched my heart, since I've been thinking similar things, but from the eyes of a parent. I nominate this one for all the children in the same bind and applaud the author for sharing it.

"Fishbones"   [13+] by Jellyfish is an Auntie!
There is a pulse of quiet desperation in this poem, a wish for others to suffer after the narrator is gone. While it doesn't mention suicide specifically, the tone paints the concept in absentia, a matter-of-fact, calm determination to vanish into the traces of bitter memories.

Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
A beautifully written free verse, this poem really highlights Patrick's sill as a poet. For figurative language, this piece is second to none.

Finalist: "Memories of a Stardust Lily"   [13+] by Illari Takiy
"You are so loud!! "   [E] by Fran 🏅🇬🇧🇬🇧🏅
"Spark"   [E] by Turtle ~ KanyáthƐko:wa:h
What I look for in a poem is something that catches me emotionally in an unexpected way. So, it is a very personal thing to me. This poem was one I read in judging a contest. I remembered it after reading it and still remember it. So here it is, as I respectfully make a nomination to your esteemed panel.

Honorable Mention: "Infusion"   [18+] by Fyntastic!
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

Best Long Poem, Free Verse
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"I Am Blind"   [E] by Graceless
I think it serves as an inspiration to everyone, and the way she feels about herself is incredible! She uses the handle Graceless, but I think she has more grace than most people I've ever met.

"Thoughts before the day"   [13+] by Andrew
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         It's one of the most beautiful poems I've ever read.
Honorable Mention: "Day 5 - 1.17.13"   [18+] by Fyntastic!
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Midnight birth of a poet in hiding"   [13+] by SWPoet
"Shiver "   [13+] by SWPoet
Brandy is an awesome poet. Her poetry always moves me and makes me think about and feel something meaningful to me. Her strong suit is free verse, and she is quite skilled at writing it.

Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*
When it came to language, Patrick knows! He is a talented writer, whose writing is elegant.

"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

Best Poetry Collection
Winner: "AlmostHaikuPoems // 365 Haiku"   [18+] by alfred booth, wanbli ska *Quill*
"Poetry"   [E] by Fi
"Deep Realm of Thoughts ~ World of Poetry"   [ASR] by ~ Aqua ~
"Through the Eyes of a Child"   [13+] by FireFly_2
"Kids' Poems!"   [E] by Robin
         It contains beautiful children's poetry.
"Quilting the Poems"   [18+] by LostGhost: Seeking & Learning
"All kinds of Poetry"   [E] by Marci Missing Everyone
         An amazing set up of folder consisting of poetry, well managed and splendid writing!

Best Short Non-Fiction
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Winner: "The Story of the Outcast"   [18+] by Samuel Blackwood *Quill*
"Why not just Hang them from a tree."   [13+] by Life's a Beach... says Joey C
"A Caregiver Never Sleeps"   [ASR] by Prosperous Snow Globe
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Still Here"   [E] by Fyntastic!

Best Non-Fiction Collection
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*
"Memoirs"   [E] by Connieann's totem is a turtle
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
An amazing varieties of veg food

"Secret Family Recipes"   [13+] by Elle
Though it was created in 2012, almost all recipes have been added in 2013. This is my utter favorite.


Best Flash Fiction (F)
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Finalist: "Memory"   [GC] by Robert Waltz
"Stan's Ambition"   [13+] by Riot
Finalist: "For the Love of Music"   [18+] by Christine
Finalist: "Grandmother's Portrait"   [13+] by iKïyå§ama
         Kiya does a little of everything and wields a masterful pen.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Alas, He's Fiction"   [13+] by Highmage - D.H. Aire
          It's short and grabs you in at only about 500 words.
Winner: "The Folktale of Al Basti"   [18+] by WyrdNaos Trippin' on Yello *Quill*
This short is an incredible piece of writing with instances of brilliant, poetic language. I had never heard of this legend, but Al Basti is thoroughly repugnant.

"Happy Accidents"   [13+] by Nixie
Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"The Window"   [13+] by J. Melbourne

Best Short Story (1) (F)
"Twelfth Knight, or What the Hell?"   [18+] by Backwards Th-INK-er
Finalist: "Akron to Santa Monica"   [XGC] by Octobersun
Honorable Mention: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
This story has a special nook in my mind, where I can keep it forever. It's hauntingly romantic and gorgeously composed.

Finalist: "Sometimes We Forget "   [13+] by Nixie
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I dare you to dive into this metaphysical journey along the Anubis Crescent and not smile at this author's vocabulary, knowledge, skill with language, and epic audacity. The entire history of the universe awaits you in ten stunning paragraphs.

Finalist: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
Winner: "And The Whole World Was Yellow"   [13+] by JGOsmond *Quill*
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
I am nominating this short story because it's about a young girl who is saying goodbye to her childhood. It is poignant and a wonderful story to read.

Finalist: "Gogh"   [18+] by Angus
This is a finely crafted piece of darkness and horror by a WdC master of the genre. The story line develops smoothly to its twisted climax, the point at which the plot is finally revealed. The characterisation of Gogh himself is clear and involving. The moral of this story is that the gods don't smile kindly on those who seek perfection. maybe this is a lesson for all of us.

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"DEUX-MILLE MÉMOIRES"   [13+] by DRSmith
"Dead End: The Adventures of Septicman"   [18+] by Backwards Th-INK-er
Finalist: "Karlee's Christmas Miracle"   [13+] by Patrece~So busy!!!
"Real Down-Home Cooking"   [18+] by Life's a Beach... says Joey C
Oh my word, this story has everything you could want in a Halloween season contest. I couldn’t decide if this story was romance, suspense, or horror. But it gave me the best surprise I have experienced in a long time.

"Remembering Past Christmases"   [E] by Connieann's totem is a turtle
This poignant biographical holiday item is one I believe a lot of people can relate to. If you are fortunate enough to have a warm, loving family, the loss of family members can be devastatingly hurtful around the subsequent holidays. The writer manages to bring the reader into her world in a way that is comforting and inspiring. I could identify as a reader and as a human being with drawing on memories to sustain us.

"I Remember Papa"   [13+] by DeKalb Daddy
          An inspirational story. I almost cried when I read it.
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Best Short Story (2)
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
M always does a great job pulling her readers in quickly with interesting plots and colorful characters. Footprints illustrates this in spades.

"Last Will and Testament of J Creighton"   [13+] by Moarzjasac
"Sophie's Father"   [E] by Osirantinous
This was a charming story with an excellent build-up, great pace, and a feel-good happy ending. The situation is absolutely realistic, but at the same time, unbelievable in its details.

"The Magic Box "   [E] by Amay
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Perfectly written in my opinion. I was very impressed by this piece.
Winner: "Longevity "   [13+] by Bilal Latif *Quill*
"Time for Disagreements."   [XGC] by Life's a Beach... says Joey C
Okay, so sometimes I am a bad girl and like to read something with a bit of steam. But I am an adult woman over 45 am I not allowed? There are some good efforts on WDC but none any hotter then this one.

"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Confessions of a Pathological Prankster"   [18+] by JGOsmond
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor

Best Long Story
"Halo Effect "   [13+] by Nixie
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"In The Horizon He Saw Rain"   [13+] by Dawn Embers
         A really good emotional tender story.

Best Novel or Novella
"Edge Of Glory"   [13+] by Fi
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"A Variety of Chains"   [GC] by Christine
Winner: "Lightning Strikes the Soul ~3 Quill Wins"   [18+] by Nixie *Quill*
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
It's a very good story, which I though I would nominate because of the wonderful reviews she has given me as well as a sort of thank you note for the friendship we started here on WDC.


Best Prose: Language (winner selected by judges from previous categories)
Winner: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor *Quill*

Best Fiction Collection
Winner: "The Gopher Wood Series"   [13+] by CJReddick support BCOF 2192096 *Quill*
"Image Prompt Entries"   [18+] by blue jellybaby
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
M has compiled a creative assortment of stories in competing in (and winning) the Writer's Baker Dozen. 13 different stories, 13 different genres, each written in a day. All of them lots o' fun to read.

"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Fancy Dress"   [E] by ~MM~
"WDC's 13th Birthday"   [E] by 🌜 Huntersmoon
Honorable Mention: "The Story Train"   [18+] by LostGhost: Seeking & Learning
"BOOK 102 - Fantasy"   [13+] by ♫~ Kenword~♫
I chose this collection because of the diversity and creativity of this author, and his ability to inspire and edify his readers regardless the genre.

"BOOK 103 - Drama"   [13+] by ♫~ Kenword~♫
I chose this collection because of the diversity and creativity of this author, and his ability to inspire and edify his readers regardless the genre.

"Erotica"   [18+] by Christine

Best Mixed Collection
(not awarded due to insufficient nominations)
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor


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Overall Awards:
categories that either fall into both preceding divisions or neither; must have been created or reasonably active in 2013


Best Comedy
"Three Word Mayhem! by Jay
"Insomniac's Insanity by Ghostranch
"Twelfth Knight, or What the Hell? by Backwards Th-INK-er
"Linericks by deemac
"Steev's Place by Steev the Friction Wizurd
"Poetic Insanity by deemac
"15 Candles for WdC Madlib by Lornda
"You are so loud!! by Fran 🏅🇬🇧🇬🇧🏅
Winner: "Dead End: The Adventures of Septicman by Backwards Th-INK-er *Quill*

Best Drama/Emotional/Dark
"I Should Have Known by Ghostranch
"Another World by Fi
"Pillars Of Stone by Fi
"(a domestic violence poem) by Solivagus
"Bones by Ghostranch
"In The House of Grief by Prosperous Snow Globe
"Fishbones by Jellyfish is an Auntie!
"Invalid Item by scorpialex
"Thoughts before the day by Andrew
"Invalid Item by blainecindy
"Image Prompt Entries by blue jellybaby
"Confusion by PandaPaws; VET TECH in 2020!
"Shiver by SWPoet
Winner: "Invalid Item by Patrick *Quill*
"Infusion by Fyntastic!
"Invalid Item by Mandy
"Longevity by Bilal Latif
"BOOK 103 - Drama by ♫~ Kenword~♫
"The Story of the Outcast by Samuel Blackwood
"Invalid Item by KMH
"War by Liam

Best Erotica
"The Weekly Quickie Challenge by Dawn Embers
"For the Love of Music by Christine
Winner: "Invalid Item by mblank *Quill*
"Akron to Santa Monica by Octobersun
"A Variety of Chains by Christine
"Time for Disagreements. by Life's a Beach... says Joey C
"Erotica by Christine

Best Family
"Invalid Item by blainecindy
"Junior by Emily
"Certain Things I am Grateful for. by Whitney Sarrel
"Sometimes We Forget by Nixie
"Sophie's Father by Osirantinous
"WHO ARE YOU??!! by Angels in my Ear
Winner: "Roots & Wings Historical Fiction Contest by Angels in my Ear *Quill*
"Roots & Wings Group by Elle
"Invalid Item by Marci Missing Everyone
"Tidal Wave by S. L. Stiles
"Invalid Item by sdodger
"Still Here by Fyntastic!
"Invalid Item by Mia - sipping summer
"Secret Family Recipes by Elle
"DEUX-MILLE MÉMOIRES by DRSmith
"I Remember Papa by DeKalb Daddy
"A Caregiver Never Sleeps by Prosperous Snow Globe
"Through the Eyes of a Child by FireFly_2

Best Fantasy/Sci-fi
"Invalid Item by Colin Back on the Ghost Roads
"Invalid Item by ✴Gervic__✍
"The Coffee Shop for the Fantasy Society by Matt Bird MSci (Hons) AMRSC
"Invalid Item by ShelleyA~10 years at WDC
"Binary Blindfold by Liam
"Memory by Robert Waltz
"Grandmother's Portrait by kiyasama
Honorable Mention: "Invalid Item by rydog3457
"Edge Of Glory by Fi
"The Joust by drboris
" Magic Words Contest by A E Willcox
"Invalid Item by ENB
"Invalid Item by ENB
"Invalid Item by Squeekachu
"BOOK 102 - Fantasy by ♫~ Kenword~♫
"Invalid Item by Mandy
"The Lair by Elle
"Edge Of Glory by Fi
"Invalid Item by Antonia Ryder
Winner: "Invalid Item by Dan Hiestand *Quill*

Best Holiday
"12 Days of Midwinter Christmas by Elle
"Invalid Item by Shaye Lorraine
Winner: "Elf Elle's Naughty & Nice Lists! by Elle *Quill*
"Remembering Past Christmases by Connieann's totem is a turtle
"The Official Mod Review Blitz! by Mistress of the Masquerade
"Invalid Item by MrBugSir
"Invalid Item by Marci Missing Everyone
"Invalid Item by Rhonda

Best Horror/Suspense/Thriller
"Valentine's Day Review Massacre by Jeff
Honorable Mention: "LUCKY BONES GAME 2014-CLOSED by Hannah ♫♥♫
"Stan's Ambition by Riot
"The Folktale of Al Basti by WyrdNaos Trippin' on Yello
"Invalid Item by gardengirl
Winner: "Invalid Item by deadstroke *Quill*
"Invalid Item by Jezri
"Gogh by Angus
"Invalid Item by Eristikos
"Horror/Scary Newsletter (November 6, 2013) by LJPC - the tortoise
"Real Down-Home Cooking by Life's a Beach... says Joey C
"Invalid Item by Fairport

Best Mystery/Crime
Winner: "Wdc 13th Birthday Masquerade Ball by Mistress of the Masquerade *Quill*
"Invalid Item by Shaye Lorraine
"Alas, He's Fiction by Highmage - D.H. Aire
"Crack Kraken's Code Contest by Davy Kraken
"Halo Effect by Nixie
"Twisted Tales Contest by Arakun is Lesley May
"Invalid Item by blunderbuss

Best Nature
"Renewal by Myst
Honorable Mention: "Misty Morning... by Princess Zelda
"Invalid Item by Marci Missing Everyone
"Invalid Item by Emily
Winner: "Both Sides Of A Window by turtlemoon-dohi *Quill*
"Invalid Item by ANN Counselor, Lesbian & Happy
"Invalid Item by Mistress of the Masquerade
"Autumn Umbrella by Fi
"Invalid Item by Tornado Day

Best Religious/Philosophy
"Surprise Ending by Alexi 2019
"AlmostHaikuPoems // 365 Haiku by alfred booth, wanbli ska
"Invalid Item by hbar
Winner: "Invalid Item by mblank *Quill*
"Last Will and Testament of J Creighton by Moarzjasac
"The Gopher Wood Series by CJReddick support BCOF 2192096
"Invalid Item by rydog3457
"Sonnet #2 by Solivagus
"Listen by A*30s*Faith
"Midnight birth of a poet in hiding by SWPoet
"Time Amorphous by Angels in my Ear

Best Romance/Love
"The Marital Poetry Anthology - Closed! by Fran 🏅🇬🇧🇬🇧🏅
"Invalid Item by Mandy
"Invalid Item by Marci Missing Everyone
"Transference by Ghostranch
"Happy Accidents by Nixie
"Invalid Item by Lady Katie-Marie -Published :)
"Cold Coffee by Ghostranch
"Invalid Item by Mandy
"The Window by J. Melbourne
"Invalid Item by Amalie Cantor - We Got This!
"Invalid Item by Marci Missing Everyone
"Invalid Item by Marci Missing Everyone
"Quilting the Poems by LostGhost: Seeking & Learning
Winner: "Lightning Strikes the Soul ~3 Quill Wins by Nixie *Quill*

Best Spiritual/Inspirational
"Architect Of My Own Design by Carly - Happy Summer!
"Hope Defiant by Angels in my Ear
"Days Of Our Lives by ☮ Goofy Old Grum
"The Fire Still Burns by LostGhost: Seeking & Learning
"Writing by Samberine Everose
"Black Boy by Mangadude
Honorable Mention: "Invalid Item by Patrick
"I Am Blind by Graceless
"Poetry by Fi
"Invalid Item by williampadgett
"For John by warriormom
"Spark by Turtle ~ KanyáthƐko:wa:h
Winner: "Welcome To My Reality Forum by Rhonda *Quill*
"Invalid Item by Tornado Day
"Invalid Item by Tornado Day

Best Young Adult/Children's
"Memories of a Stardust Lily by Illari Takiy
"Deep Realm of Thoughts ~ World of Poetry by ~ Aqua ~
"Invalid Item by PuppyTales
Winner: "Words with Wings by LostGhost: Seeking & Learning *Quill*
"Kids' Poems! by Robin
"Karlee's Christmas Miracle by Patrece~So busy!!!
Honorable Mention: "In The Horizon He Saw Rain by Dawn Embers
"The Magic Box by Amay
"Fancy Dress by ~MM~
"And The Whole World Was Yellow by JGOsmond

Best Newsletter Editing (F)
Finalist: "What's the Holdup? by Jay
"Under the Microfiction-Scope by Jay
Finalist: "Classroom Myths Debunked by Northernwrites
"Writing without a Reverse Gear #2 by Northernwrites
Finalist: "Using Poetic Devices by Vivian
"Invalid Entry by {suser_id:}, Mandy , and ~A.J. Lyle~
Honorable Mention: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Do You Know the Benefits of Blogging? by Mistress of the Masquerade
Finalist: "Secrets of Psychological Horror by LJPC - the tortoise
Winner: "Invalid Entry by {suser_id:}, Mandy , and ~A.J. Lyle~ *Quill*

Best Reviewing (longlist)
Nominees for Best Reviewing are selected via a process that combines nominations by the public, an analysis of review credits, numbers, and merit badges, and a rigorous examination of review quality.
Honorable Mention: ~A.J. Lyle~
Shortlisted: Spawn of Sylvia Plath
Shortlisted: Patrick
Shortlisted: Elle
Honorable Mention: Mandy
Shortlisted: Northernwrites
Dave
blue jellybaby
Jeannie
🌜 Huntersmoon
Nixie
Ghostranch
Winner: Amalie Cantor - We Got This! *Quill*
Ŵeb☆Ŵiɫch August Sizzles
OOT™
Mia - sipping summer

Special Contributions to WDC
Hannah ♫♥♫
         For developing new members and promoting writing through PDG and Shadows Express
Myst
         For her commitment to publishing the Shadows Express magazine for 8 issues
Jeff
         For putting together Thank you, Writing.Com (13th birthday edition)

Best New Portfolio
Honorable Mention: Marci Missing Everyone
Winner: Rhonda *Quill*
As a newbie Rhonda dived into the WDC community with vigor, creating and helping run many items, and helping her classmates and PDG leaders. And she did all of that while going through some very tough PDG classes and NaNo! She is a talented writer who has been promoted to Preferred Author and been chosen as a Rising Star. She is a consistent reviewer whose wonderful reviews are featured in "The Art of Criticism Project". WDC could use a few more like her!

Carly - Happy Summer!
Sanita
PandaPaws; VET TECH in 2020!
Samberine Everose
Solivagus

Best Portfolio (F)
A*30s*Faith
Winner: Jeff *Quill*
Finalist: Mistress of the Masquerade 3
Shaye Lorraine
Finalist: kiyasama
Finalist: Hannah ♫♥♫
Finalist: Fi
Finalist: Ghostranch
Honorable Mention: Patrick
Magnificent portfolio! Aptly named "The Piscean Palace," it truly does feel like you're entering a royal complex. Each folder is organised to perfection; there's a place for everything, and everything is in its place. This portfolio is better to be experienced than explained!

Finalist: blainecindy
Her portfolio is well-organized, colorful, and even has a Table of Contents at the beginning which is alphabetized so that you can just click on whatever you want to read in her portfolio and you will be taken to that piece immediately. This portfolio deserves the nomination.

Angels in my Ear
~ Sisco ~ Back!
Nixie
Gaby
The StoryMistress
Finalist: Mandy
Elle
LostGhost: Seeking & Learning
Life's a Beach... says Joey C

Footnotes
1  WDC Power Reviewers is ineligible to win a Quill this year, having won it recently in 2012.
2  Rising Stars is ineligible to win a Quill this year, having won it recently in 2011.
3  Brooke is ineligible to win the Quill for Best Port this year, having won it recently in 2010.

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