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Rated: 13+ · Appendix · Writing.Com · #2085142
List of nominees for the 10th annual Quill Awards (2016 edition)
Note that this is the 2016 nominations list. Click here for other years

Nominations closed at the end of January 2017.

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:


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Non-Static Awards:
created and/or reasonably active in 2016


Best Forum (Non-Contest)
"The Writer's Workshop"   [18+] by C.C. Moore
         This participants in this forum provide each other with positive constructive criticism.
"a very Wodehouse challenge"   [E] by iKïyå§ama thanks Anon!
         This activity is amazing and I love it!
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Because it is a forum that encourages swears... need I say more? Probably not. *Bigsmile*
"JAFBG"   [XGC] by Elle
         This is a great idea encouraging bloggers to get their badness on. What's not to dig about Bad Tempered Blogging? I am regular blogger and did feel the need to add new dimension, or ammunition for my blog. Hence I nominate this as refreshing and new from bloggers perspective.
"October NaNoWriMo Prep Challenge"   [13+] by Brandiwyn🎶
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
A fabulous starting point for authors working on non fiction projects.
"Birthday Bash Merit Badge Hunt"   [E] by ~ Aqua ~
"Pursue the Horizon - Open for Signups"   [13+] by Cinn
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"I Write Romantic in Winter"   [18+] by Annette
"WDC-OPOLY"   [ASR] by ~Dragon~
         WdC-opoly is an interesting take on a famous board game.
"The Soundtrack of Your Life Challenge"   [18+] by Jeff
         Fun, creative, and a great way to get to know other W.Com members.
"Thank You For The Music"   [18+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
         Enjoyed participating in this fun activity.
"Truth or Dare Fundraiser"   [13+] by Kittiara
         This was a lot of fun! And not only did it encourage people to write or reveal a little bit about themselves, but it also led to the commissioning of a few MBs for the community.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Exciting new forum to help aspiring memoir writers that is supportive, encouragement and has a wealth of helpful resources.
"~ The Poet's Place Cafe~"   [E] by Dave
         Incredible place to learn about poetry, different forms, meter and rhyme with weekly assignments to expand your skills.
"A Very British Challenge"   [13+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
         It's fun and interesting. I learn a lot without being overwhelmed. He also caused me to really stretch my writing by forcing me to do topics I never would have.
"Poetry Readings"   [E] by Elle
         Where else can you go to find over 85 Youtube-linked author READINGS of poetry??? From over 30 WdC poets!? Elle's forum with links provides a lovely place to soak up some sublime poetry-- it's just better when you can HEAR it. Ongoing, too whoot!


Best Campfire, In & Out, or Interactive
*TrophyG* Winner: "Pass the Write-Baton"   [18+] by Joy
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Corrupt-A-Wish"   [13+] by BCM
         It's fun and easy to do this interactive. I really enjoy it. Also, it's good CLEAN fun. I find many interactives are rated higher than I enjoy.
*TrophyS* Honorable mention: "In Loving Memory"   [13+] by ~Minja~
         This campfire unites those who have suffered the loss of a loved one through the sharing of poetry.
"Fortunately/Unfortunately"   [13+] by deemac
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Steev's Place"   [18+] by Steev the Friction Wizurd
         It may look like casual chit-chat on the surface, but actually, it's a collection of really great individuals who have become some of my best friends on Writing Dot Com. We've got to understand each others' quirks and we also have new members dropping in!
"Read All About Trinkets Here! ♡"   [E] by ruwth


Best Single-Person Activity
*TrophyS* Honorable mention: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Living Poetry"   [13+] by ~Minja~
         I enjoy poetry and the challenge was fun. The introduction is so elegant.
"Poetry Reviews"   [E] by Elle
*TrophyG* Winner: "Do you know who shares WDC's birthday?"   [13+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
"House Greyjoy Crossword"   [E] by PurplePrincess
"Prince Crossword Puzzle"   [13+] by PurplePrincess


Best Image/cNote
*TrophyG* Winner: "CNY trinket image"   [E] by ~Dragon~
         I like how Dragon's images are 100 percent original. A lot of time and effort goes into them. And this one is really pretty and creative!
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Because without Jimmy's brilliant idea there would not be a WDC Collector Card Page!
*TrophyS* Honorable mention: "Super Sophie"   [E] by Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee
         Made for sybarrios by 🧡GeminiGem🧡 . This signature was a gift from Leah to Sophie. Some of us call Sophie SUPER SOPHIE for all her support and tireless work in the "The Newbies Academy Group [E]. Those red tights crack me up! Genius Gem...
"Chinese New Year Title Image"   [E] by ~Dragon~
         Completely hand-drawn, which you don't see often.


Best Image/cNote Shop
"Flight of Fantasy Signature Shop"   [E] by A E Willcox
"Kiya's Custom Orders Shoppe"   [18+] by iKïyå§ama thanks Anon!
"Miscellaneous C-Note Shop "   [E] by A E Willcox
"Adult Inspiration"   [GC] by Gaby
         She spotted a gap in the market and went for it. *Bigsmile*
"Blaze Designs"   [E] by Fi
         A sig shop that has some fantastic offerings and pretty images to be had.

"The Owlry Signature Shop"   [E] by 🧡GeminiGem🧡
         The owls are super cute!
"Secret Santa's ELF/Closed for the Season"   [E] by 🧡GeminiGem🧡
         I think this is a brilliant forum. Not only is it creative but it has very interesting Christmassy colour coordination, very useful during Secret Santa period and has a pretty clever execution. *Laugh* I like the content/ text of the forum too. I thought they are pretty interesting. A must-see especially for those involved in the Secret Santa thing which happens at WDC annually.


Best New Contest
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         A great idea for a contest - highlighting the best items around the community.
"Fable if You're Able"   [E] by Aesop
         I enjoy fables and this contest is fun.
"The 4 Controversies Contest"   [18+] by Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee
         It creates a safe place for writers to express their unadulterated opinions. It encourages introspection, creativity, and fearlessness--weapons every writer needs in their arsenal.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         It's an amazing contest promoting mental health awareness.
"Write from the Heart - Poetry Contest"   [E] by Lilli ☕
         Fabulous new contest - fills a gap out there. Ran very well, too.
"What Have You Learned On Writing.Com?"   [13+] by Kittiara
"The Chapter One Competition."   [E] by Carol St. Ann
"I Heart WdC Contest"   [13+] by Gaby
"No Dialogue Contest"   [E] by ~QPdoll
         It's totally different to any other contest on here.
"Love Shouldn't Hurt Short Story Contest"   [GC] by Lyn
         Excellent use of a contest to promote awareness of many forms of abuse.
"Angel-Witch Bingo! "   [13+] by ₩eb₩i₸ch
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Because it's something very different. I've never seen such a contest before. And the owner is keen on updating it.
"The Newbies + Open Poetry Contest"   [18+] by Sally
         This contest is a wonderful way to extend the 'welcome' to writers who are still learning their way around WdC. The first six months go by so quickly!
"Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest"   [13+] by Jim - RIP Covid-19 victims
         A new contest that fills a void for the Paranormal romance writer.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         It is a unique poetry form contest challenge.
"A Story-Poem Contest!!!"   [E] by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
         This is an awesome original idea combining elements of both poetry and prose into one contest.
"Prince Musical Writing Challenge Contest"   [E] by Princess Megan Rose
         This wonderful contest held during the site's birthday time was a way for Prince fans to come together and share his music and their reaction to it. At all times, Megan made the whole thing a positive and uplifting experience - one of the best ever here on the site. She deserves to be recognized and praised for her tireless efforts to encourage others.
"Hark the Herald Angels Sing"   [13+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
         It's a fun and creative contest! I have never written lyrics before, but I enjoyed doing it so much I entered both parts of the contest, secular and religious! Super fun!
"Intentionally Bad Story Contest"   [ASR] by Kittiara
         Who knew that writing badly could be such a refreshing challenge? This is one of the more fun and difficult contests out there. Embrace the badness! This contest teaches writers not to sweat their bad writing and to have fun with it. It encourages creativity and provides a safe environment where the bad, badder, and baddest feel right at home.
"Distorted Minds Contest"   [XGC] by warpedsanity
         Sick and twisted? *Check* Dark and deviant? *Check* Strange and unnerving? *Check* This contest appeals to the sinister side in all of us.


Best Contest
"WdC Kind Hearts"   [E] by ~Minja~
         I really like how Minja has divided each month, giving opportunities to case members, be it a senior mod, moderator, yellow or registered member to receive reviews for the items in their portfolio. Minja is very generous and motivates people for indepth and quality over quantity reviewing.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         A unique reviewing challenge.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         I think its a great activity for helping less prolific writers with putting creative thoughts together without the pressure of having to right a long poem or story.
"The Bard's Hall Contest"   [13+] by StephBee
         Every month they have a new prompt and it's exciting to see what they will come up with each time.
Consistent monthly contest, great prompts, good prizes and reviews for all entries.
"30-Day Blogging Challenge"   [13+] by Fivesixer
         Excellent challenge that runs throughout the year, with both regular rounds and special events. Great way to interact with other writers! The camaraderie here is contagious!
"PersonITfication -on HIATUS from 1/12/19"   [18+] by Sally
"Shadows and Light Poetry Contest"   [E] by Choconut is 5! 🍫
"The LGBT Writing Contest - CLOSED"   [18+] by Osirantinous
"Thrice Prompted"   [E] by David the Dark one!
"Journey Through Genres: Official Contest"   [E] by Writing.Com Support
"What a Character! : Official WDC Contest"   [E] by Writing.Com Support
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Letters of Life, Love & Hope"   [18+] by iKïyå§ama thanks Anon!
"The Great WDC Lucky Bag Giftaway!-CLOSED"   [E] by Jellyfish~Locked Down!
         I think it's a very clever and creative idea. Has originality and deserves recognition.
"The Dialogue 500"   [18+] by W.D.Wilcox
         Consistent creative fun. A great way to practice your dialogue skills!
"Love Shouldn't Hurt Poetry Contest"   [GC] by Lyn
         Excellent use of a contest to promote awareness of many forms of abuse.
"Tweet Me a Story"   [18+] by Sally
"SCREAMS!!!"   [XGC] by Angus
         This is a great contest with six prompts a week, and the owner of the contest listens to those who take part. The contest has evolved a lot in the past year with the introduction of a 2-day contest, a flash fiction contest, and allowing book entries.
"Game of Thrones"   [13+] by Gaby
         It was a blast!
"The Writer's Cramp"   [13+] by Sophy
         After almost fifteen years this is still one of the site's best and most reliable contests, producing some of the best writing in response to the daily prompts.
Consistent quality.
"Daily Flash Fiction Challenge"   [13+] by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon
         This wonderful daily contest was instrumental in getting me to write again on a regular basis, and for that I am eternally grateful.
"Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest"   [13+] by 🌘 Darleen 🌒
         This contest never fails to entice me in to entering (or regret not doing so)! Fairly judged, feedback given, clear communications throughout. And-- oh YEAH-- awesome picture prompts!
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         The leader is a sophomore in high school taking college classes as well. She folded the contest due to lack of support but she put a lot of time and effort into it.
"Supernatural Writing Contest "   [18+] by Shaye
         Fun contest that caters for items not often invited for submission.


Best Raffle/Auction
"Cupid's Lucky Arrows"   [13+] by Hannah ♫♥♫
         I am already planning for next year. Seriously planning. I was so busy laughing and role playing in this game.
"Believe: It Can Happen!"   [E] by Intuey
"Raffle For Awards"   [E] by Intuey
"Miss Dragon's Halloween Festival-CLOSED!"   [ASR] by ~Dragon~
"My Raffle Ticket for an Awardicon"   [13+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
"Game of Thrones Raffle and Auction"   [13+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
"LUCKY BONES GAME 2019 - Now Closed"   [13+] by Hannah ♫♥♫
         Excellent fun and unique.
"Chinese New Year Celebration"   [E] by ~Dragon~
         Very creative raffle and auction all in one.
"The Snail Mail Auction"   [13+] by Kittiara
         Celebrating writers on this amazing website by offering specific pieces to be printed, signed, and shipped to the highest bidder.
"Stardust Auction"   [NPL] by A E Willcox
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         This was a most ambitious first activity for Brandi... yet she pulled it off spectacularly! Attentive, quick, and mathematically inclined she is. Great community spirit was aboard this frigate! Ship. Erm... aye, matey!


Best New Group
*TrophyG* Winner: "Paranormal Romance Author's Guild"   [13+] by Jim - RIP Covid-19 victims
         We needed a paranormal romance group and forum. Some of us love to write paranormal romance and now we can. We have a group and contest for it.
*TrophyS* Honorable mention: "Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         It's supportive, encouraging and an exciting group with lots of active writing and tons of resources.
"Space Junkies"   [13+] by Hannah ♫♥♫
         This group promises to be a nice mix of science and WDC community. I'm looking forward to the Mars expedition as the group imagines what the future will be like.
"THE WDC Celebrity Author's Group"   [E] by Samberine Everose


Best Group
"The Snail Mail Group"   [E] by Elle
         The idea of writing to friends and members by snail mail is just wonderful!
"WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group"   [E] by Maryann
         Always active, always encouraging members to participate.
"Fantasy and Science Fiction Society"   [E] by David the Dark one!
"Special Secret Service (SSS)"   [E] by ~ Aqua ~
"House of Sensual Prose"   [18+] by PurplePrincess
         Encouraging and educational.
"disABILITY WRITERS GROUP"   [E] by dog pack:saving4 premium renew
         They are a deserving group that helps an under recognized group of writers at WDC. By networking, they find their voice, give and receive encouragement and motivation, forming friendships with other resourceful writers to further their appreciation of this community and their craft.
"Jane Austen Group"   [E] by Princess Megan Rose
         Megan writes a newsletter each month and creates different activities for everyone who loves Jane Austen's writing. Her newsletters are always informational and unique and even if you aren't Austen fan just by reading few of those you'd get familiar with her characters and be able to take a part in one of her Austen contests.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"The Poet's Place "   [E] by Dave
         Incredible place to learn about poetry, different forms, meter and rhyme with weekly assignments to expand your skills.
"Retired Founder, Rising Stars Program"   [E] by GabriellaR45
         This is such a wonderful idea and such a great help to us aspiring writers! I truly appreciate the opportunity to participate! They're great!
"Grief Hostel "   [18+] by Nixie 🦊
         I think it is a very meaningful group. People need space to grieve and bringing people together can give comfort to one another. The whole concept is also very creative.
"Novel Workshop Group"   [18+] by Carol St. Ann
         A wonderful contribution to WdC to support novelists here and help them polish their books for publication. I have been to one of Carol's workshops and they are informative.
"Dark Dreamscapes"   [13+] by 🌘 Darleen 🌒
         This is a very well structured and managed group. Kudos to the talent!


Best Blog
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Honest and compelling.
"Mind the Shark's Teeth"   [GC] by SB Musing
         Creativity, uniqueness and idiosyncrasy.
"Pen Nibbles"   [GC] by Sally
         Fun, touching, smart... Sally has a very personal, engaging tone in her entries that make this blog a joy to read.
"Poisoned Purple Pen"   [GC] by PurplePrincess
         Open, honest and often very funny blog. A great read.
"Beautiful New World"   [XGC] by Elisa-Stik Stuck Inside
         A little-known gem.
"†Confessions of a Pseudonym"   [18+] by iKïyå§ama thanks Anon!
         Thoughtful, often passionate blogging.
Because she writes with such passion. Her entries are not just thoughts, they're feelings and energy that spark right off the page into your heart and brain.
"Whiskers and Tails - The Sequel"   [GC] by Kittiara
         Thoughtful, well-written entries and responses to prompts. A 30-Day Blogging Challenge winner.
"Doves On Distant Oaks"   [13+] by Eric Wharton
         I have been blessed by the devotions Eric has shared.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         It's diverse, funny and full of variety.
"Queen of Comedy Blog"   [18+] by Lornda
         These blog entries always make me laugh. The Queen of Comedy is exactly that. This is one of the best and most 'fun' blogs I've come across on WDC.
"Dragon's Den"   [18+] by ~Dragon~
"Bloggerholic II"   [18+] by Acme
"Persistent Perseverance"   [18+] by ★𝒦𝓇𝓎𝓈𝒽𝒶★
         Krysha leaves no stones unturned in this minute journal of her life as both a writer and a person, documenting her struggles through life with a passion.
"Write One Page Every Day "   [XGC] by Sunnie
         This wonderful blog is a combination of creative writing, opinion and day-to-day inspiration. Sunny had to undergo major heart surgery in the middle of the year and the blog/book has also been about her awesome strength and courage in recovery. She never complains, just moves forward in a positive and inspirational way. She is a hero to me and I find my own strength in reading about her journey to recovery and better days.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         It's philosophical, covering a wide range of material. If you want to learn new things, these entries are it. Mia has an interesting style of writing, and it entices you to keep reading.
"The Jlog of Jade Amber"   [E] by Jade Amber Jewel
         These are the raw and honest thoughts of a new teenager.
"Give it 100 ... Say What?"   [18+] by Intuey
         Fascinating Blog! Faith, humor, health, supernatural / metaphysical... just for starters. *Bigsmile*
"River's Rants and Reflections"   [ASR] by River Staying Home
         I enjoy pulling up an adirondack chair by the 'River' and reading this blog.
"Reasonings "   [13+] by Elycia Lee ☮ Novel-Writing
         Incredibly diverse in subjectmtter, this blog pretty much has it all-- and never fails to make my day brighter!
"The World According to Dee"   [13+] by Dee


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Static Awards:
must be static items created in 2016 unless otherwise noted


Best Short Poem, Structured
"Flatline"   [13+] by Jellyfish~Locked Down!
"In The Air"   [13+] by TanyaWrite
         Beautiful and imaginative!
"Leaving"   [E] by Fi
         Lovely poem. One of the best I have read this year.
"Friendship"   [E] by Samberine Everose
         Moves comfortably from letter to letter and thought to thought.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         A powerful message delivered in just 9 lines. A great little poem!
"Invalid Post"   by Dave
"Leaves"   [E] by Kerri J. Miller
         This Interlocking Rubiyat is a real treat; I can smell the fading Autumn air, see the verdant leaves. Nice.
"Moon"   [E] by Schnujo
         Excellent demonstration of the haiku form! Wonderful description of a natural occurrence!
"Understanding The Road"   [13+] by Dee
"The Griffin by Angel
"Streets by Angel


Best Medium-Length Poem, Structured
"Angels in the airwaves"   [E] by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
         I think she is a consistently good writer in traditional poetry.
"I HAD A FRIEND"   [13+] by Monty
         Well written, packed with emotion
"Autism Misunderstood"   [E] by warpedsanity
         I thought that this is a touching poem about the challenges that people face when they live with Autism.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Very clever and emotionally poignant.
"The Dance"   [13+] by Kittiara
"Zombies"   [E] by catdok
"Without Regret"   [E] by catdok
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Great read - interesting, informative, and I liked the style of it too.
"Nobody is perfect"   [E] by Elle
"My world"   [E] by Jenny Leigh
"Beauty can be Shown in Different Ways"   [E] by Jeannie
         A wonderful Earth Day poem!
"Try Anew Another Day"   [ASR] by Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee
         Loved it.
"Catch Me If You Can"   [E] by SandraLynn
         Simply beautiful and mesmerizing.
"The Lost Socks"   [13+] by Kittiara
         A fun and cute way to explain one of life's mysteries.
"Five Elements"   [E] by Parminder Singh Aziz
         I found it quite beautiful. I could see in my minds eye what the author meant.
"Dead-ends Laced with Thorns"   [E] by warpedsanity
         This is an immaculately written, haunting poem.
"My Rose"   [18+] by Jim - RIP Covid-19 victims
         A heartfelt poem packed full of emotion.
"In the Velvet Night"   [18+] by Jim - RIP Covid-19 victims
         A romantic, passionate, romantic poem.
"The Carousel : 2016 Quills nominee"   [E] by Lady Elf
         It is really good.
Heartfelt and unique, rhyming scheme and words exceptional.
"When Relationships Sink…"   [E] by Robert Edward Baker
         An emotional poem that touches the heartstrings.
"Morbid Attraction"   [13+] by ♥hOOves 72 Distant Days♥
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Season of Peace"   [E] by Lostwordsmith
         It's a really moving Christmas song, and she's done a brilliant job of keeping to the tune of "Simple Gifts".
"Double Wide"   [18+] by 🌓 HuntersMoon
         It's the funniest poem I've read from 2016 and it says a lot about society today.
"Painted Eggshells"   [13+] by Choconut is 5! 🍫
         Could be a form, not sure..., , We all the know the phrase 'walking on eggshells'; this poem paints a painful story of the bloody footprints left in the author's mind when we do. Impactful. Not pretty. Still, a catharsis of sorts by the end... brave.
"Hidden History"   [ASR] by ~Dragon~
         Very funny and clever!
"The Bedroom Conspiracy"   [ASR] by ~Dragon~
         Great storytelling in this all too-true poem.
Funny, cute and all too true!
"How Can I Miss You?"   [E] by 🌓 HuntersMoon
         Very touching piece.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor


Best Long Poem, Structured
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         This poem has a clever rhyme scheme which keeps the pace going quite well, and I can imagine that's not an easy thing to do when approaching a topic similar to the one Luke chose.
*TrophyS* Honorable mention: "Shattered Screams"   [GC] by Gaby
         The words were powerful in describing little boys.
"Blessed by Stress"   [E] by Jay O'Toole
         Well crafted rhyming poem. Highly original, beautiful use of language
*TrophyG* Winner: "Torment in a Residential School"   [ASR] by eyestar-Thanks Anonymous et al
         Strong emotional thread.
"The Birth of a Savior by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
         It was awesome, she always writes such positive and emotional works.
"Home of Upset"   [13+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
         An expressive Blitz poem that captures today's hectic rat race!
""Love Thy Neighbor""   [E] by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
         Lisa produces quality work time and time again, I feel she is an asset to WDC.


Best Short Poem, Free Verse
"Lightning Flash"   [13+] by Intuey
         Smooth flowing short poem of what might come.
*TrophyS* Honorable mention: "Caught Between Ice and Sweat"   [E] by Cinn
*TrophyG* Winner: "The Butterfly Farm "   [E] by Sally
"A Hero's Heart"   [E] by Choconut is 5! 🍫
         This poem succinctly shows the sacrifice that is required to earn a Purple Heart.


Best Medium-Length Poem, Free Verse
"Forever Her Pupil"   [E] by Cinn
         Fantastic poem!
"Tired"   [13+] by Fivesixer
"Tattooed"   [13+] by Fivesixer
         This poem is just amazing. It's a powerful, touching piece with an excellent rhythm to it. I read it and was still thinking about it the next day, which is always a good sign.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         It is written in English and Spanish and combines both languages effortlessly. It's beautiful.
"Muddy Waters"   [13+] by Jellyfish~Locked Down!
"No One"   [E] by Tadpole1
"The Whore's Spawn"   [18+] by warpedsanity
         It is of a gruesome beauty and brutally honest.
"Ripe Oblivion"   [18+] by ♥hOOves 72 Distant Days♥
"19 Hours"   [13+] by Fi
         Emotional ~ bittersweet poem of loss.
"Suicide"   [18+] by ~Minja~
         A touching, powerful piece.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Sand Storm"   [E] by Turtle ~ KanyáthƐko:wa:h
         It took my breath away! *Heart* Well written, easily understood, something all can relate to.
"A Special solar eclipse"   [E] by S.z.kamoonpuri
         Creativity/theme, language usage, grammar, punctuation, imagery are superb.
"How Can I Warm You? (Ode for Lynda 📃)"   [E] by glaedrfly
"Rainbow's Enticing Disgust"   [13+] by Sasha Renee
         As a reader, the imagery in this piece was stunning.
"Damsel"   [13+] by PurplePrincess
         This is a sweet, fun, romantic poem with lovely imagery and a great rhythm and flow.
"The Past is a Ghost Town"   [E] by Enbah Nilah
         Fascinating subject, very creative and well-written
"Her Crooked Smile "   [E] by glaedrfly
"Light Of Angels"   [18+] by Auto-pilot
         Well written with word choice and positioning appropriate.
"The Joys of Motherhood."   [18+] by Sally
"Winter Wonderland"   [E] by Elle
         This is a really clever poem about a wintery landscape.
"Time Scatter"   [18+] by Tiggy
         This wonderful poem is about life and loss and remembrance.
"By The Sea"   [E] by Fettered Poet
         This poem is very descriptive and takes you on a journey by the sea.
"Winter Woodland"   [E] by A E Willcox
         Fabulous description and imagery, a moment of inspiration.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Matt has written a lovely homage to all the Invalid Items that exist within WDC-land.
"Christmas Shenanigans"   [E] by innerlight is heartbroken
         It's comical. The scenery is hilarious.
"The First Spring Rose."   by innerlight is heartbroken
         This poem really spoke to me on a deep level when reading it and I feel it is well written!
"Trembling Legs"   [GC] by Cinn
         This poem shows the disturbing reality that many of us survivors face in childhood. The vivid imagery imagery in this short poem, leaves an imprint on the reader, putting them in the shoes of a child that survived a traumatic childhood.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Retaining a piece of yourself while in love can be difficult, and Tammy illustrates this so very well herein. A must read!
"I Remember The Night"   [13+] by Choconut is 5! 🍫
         My favorite Rach poem. This is gut-wrenching in it's relative simplicity; the subject matter is so strong that the form and presentation compliment it perfectly. For an added treat... listen to the reading by the author: https://youtu.be/iORD6Y0kswU
"Belief"   [E] by Sally
"Lovestruck"   [GC] by ~Minja~
"Sweet As"   [13+] by Elle
"Night Terrors "   [18+] by SB Musing
"Monotonous Moments"   [18+] by SB Musing


Best Long Poem, Free Verse
"A Lacy Maybe"   [18+] by Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee
         It's incredibly emotional. The author poured her heart and soul into this. It's incredible.
"Things NOT to Say to Your Guests"   [18+] by Enbah Nilah
         The most amazing reading.
Amazing what this young lady does with her poetry. Indeed, the story she weaves herein is crafty-- and so unflinchingly honest-- that words fail me. Read it.
"Little Girls, Little Worlds"   [18+] by Enbah Nilah
"The Flight That Changed My Life "   [E] by Alexi
         It's one of the most powerful poems I've read. The descriptions of fear and anxiety are incredible.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Powerful poem, impressive in its construction.
"Sapling "   [13+] by SB Musing
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         It is beautiful and moving.
"Who are you, young man?"   [13+] by ~ Aqua ~
It struck a chord with its potent image and voice.
"Song of the Seasons"   [13+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
         Beautifully written Greek myth of the origin of the seasons.
"Faith's Premise"   [ASR] by Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee
"Dreams Vs Reality"   [E] by Johnny O
         This really speaks to me. *Smile*


Best Poetry Collection
"100"   [GC] by Fivesixer
"Poet @ Work 2"   [18+] by WakeUpAndLive‍‍~2020
         This is a great collection of poetry created by a newbie!
"Fade Into Baltimore Half Notes"   [18+] by ♥hOOves 72 Distant Days♥
         She writes great poetry that makes me smile and warms your heart and it is entertaining.
"The Donald Diaries"   [18+] by 🌓 HuntersMoon
         Funny poems, good information on presidential election candidate Trump. It's genius. So funny, yet frighteningly true.
"Haiku Hut for Give it 100 and Beyond!"   [E] by eyestar-Thanks Anonymous et al
"🍂Seasons Change🍁 But Not The❤️"   [E] by glaedrfly
         Wow! This man's poetry is amazing. I was deeply moved by this heavily emotional collection.
"Poetry and Stories for 2016"   [E] by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
         The overall abundance of her work stands out as being very positive and making you feel good. You always go away with a positive and good feeling.
"2016"   [E] by Cinn
         Nice mix of different poems.
"Reflections"   [ASR] by RavanaRaven
"Poems for 100 Days of Writing"   [E] by Angel
"The Wordsmith's Verse"   [E] by Lostwordsmith


Best Short Non-Fiction
"Drive-Through Surgery"   [E] by Mari McKee
         Very amusing!
"PTSD & Me"   [18+] by Choconut is 5! 🍫
         Incredibly powerful and honest.
We should have a bio/personal non fic category. Sorry, but we should *Bigsmile*, This very brave account of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in a non-military way is not just emotional, but enlightening as well. I learned as much as I applauded Rachel's commitment to helping others through her candor.
"21st July 1988"   [18+] by Choconut is 5! 🍫
         It is a tough subject matter, but written in a way that even those who have not experienced what the author has experienced can truly understand the inner thoughts and emotions of a child that goes through the traumatic experience.
"Keeping Our Earth Beautiful"   [E] by Jeannie
         Every one of us needs to be reminded that the place where we live should be cared for.
"STANDING AMONG THE TOMBSTONES"   [E] by Crow
         It's a hauntingly beautiful piece, and I love the way this is told and the idea behind it! It really speaks to me.
"Christmas Memories of my Childhood"   [E] by K8
         It reminded me of all the things I've thought about at Christmas time.
"Dear Girls"   [E] by the Wordy Jay
         Well written, touching and inspiring.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         SO AMUSING! Love this twisty travelogue write!
"Tula's Song - Chapter 1 The Band-Aid"   [13+] by Tula
         Excellently written and inspirational biography-- and it's only the first chapter! Love it.
"Accept and Commit"   [E] by ☮ Goofy Old Grum
         My favorite new non fiction write! The information herein will always be with me now... perfectly written, deeply introspective, amazingly insightful. Highest praise, indeed!
"UNTITLED, (No Name)"   [18+] by HorrorMovieGeek
         A huge favorite of mine! He who cannot in some way relate to this EXCELLENT write... I'd like to meet. This young dude has talent, does he not?
"Gun Control, Really?"   [13+] by ~QPdoll
         Great write from the perspective of NOT creating more laws for gun control to end violence, but to see to the people's mental health, instead. Chicken, or the egg? Nice argument. *Bigsmile*
"Water Baptism Controversy"   [E] by QueenOwl ~ A New Day Dawns
         This was a favorite religious read in 2016 for me. QUITE thought-provoking, and although not agreeing with it 100%, I found it chock full of merciful views-- something we should all endeavor to employ more in our writing, and lives. Once the Holy Spirit indwells, they are welcomed with open hearts and rejoicing in identifying them as born again believers. There is no need to put them through the ritualistic water baptism. Neither is there a need to belittle them. Their interpretation is just as valid as those who practice water baptism.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         A great reminder that violence begets violence; though we should protect our right to arms, too. *Think* A crafty write with some sage points and a few laughs. *Smirk2* As she sums it up: Respect of the gun, and fear someone else might take you out first, goes a long way in preventing violence.
"Disability and Twisted Ideology"   [18+] by Kittiara
         Kitt really engaged me here with her opinions on how we treat the physically and mentally disabled in our society. At this international issue's core is a fundamentally flawed system in stasis, indeed one that's dependent upon the integrity and downright human decency of its peoples. Well, that's whata I took away from such a well written, informative entry. If you aren't disabled yet, you will be. *Ha* It affects us ALL, so please do read it. *Medical*
"Which Direction Will America Go?"   [13+] by Dee
         Dee's write is easy to read, despite the fact that I'm SO not familiar with politics: whatan excellent writer! I hope to learn more from her political knowledge-- she has a great grasp on what's going on in America, but isn't ego-driven to prove it. Nice. Go. Read it. And Vote. *Peace2*
"There Is No God"   [18+] by ☮ Goofy Old Grum
         Second of my personal (new) non fiction writes in 2016, this winner has it all. Opinionated, near-perfect writing, profoundly thought provoking, and amusing. No, I don't particularly agree. Nope, I don't need to. It'll make you TNINK. Read it for yourselves!
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor


Best Long Non-Fiction


Best Non-Fiction Collection
"Aurora Borealis Collection"   [13+] by Northernwrites
"The Ancient Egyptians"   [13+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
         I love the pharaohs and this is really informative.
"Lists for Writers"   [13+] by Shaye
         Excellent and creative resource for writers.
" Visit Publishing Place"   [E] by GabriellaR45
         A fantastic resource for writers
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         While this information is in the Writing.com 101 area, she presents it in a cleaner, less intimidating environment. She did a really wonderful job here!
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Travelogue-ing... yet this is much more. For anyone that's ever went looking for adventure, parts of their psyche long hidden, or culture, and ended up finding themselves-- I am in awe.
"It's Academic..."   [ASR] by Starr - Honored by Quill Noms!
"About Poetry"   [13+] by Northernwrites


Best Flash Fiction
"Der Totentanz"   [E] by Ruth Draves
"Coming Home"   [13+] by 🌓 HuntersMoon
         This is one of the best FF writers on WdC, and this piece really shows it!
"For The Love Of Oliver"   [ASR] by Angus
         Aside from being thoughtful and interesting, I really liked the way he switched POV throughout the story. Creative!
"Me And My Shadow Discover Jogging"   [E] by SandraLynn
         This was a really funny piece that I discovered while reviewing for G.o.T. I haven't been this amused in a long time.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         This story by a new member is filled with beautiful imagery. It is a must read.
"The Donut "   [13+] by Dee
"A Candid Candy"   [13+] by BD Mitchell
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Vivid characters, solid story.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Exciting story that pulls you right into the scene.
"Never Leave Me"   [13+] by Kittiara
         Scary with a twist!
"The Land Of Ons"   [E] by 🛸 Sum1 🗿
         It's an entertaining read!
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Purely poetic prose in an engaging tale!
"Happy Birthday Evie"   [18+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
         This is an amazing story with a great twist ending!
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Totally made me laugh. Clever and witty.
"Fresh Fish"   [E] by Teargen
         This wonderful story was written for "The Writer's Cramp. It has a lot of humor and insight into intergalactic travel adventures.
"Lucy"   [E] by Espero
         This outstanding and heartwarming story was written for "The Writer's Cramp.
"True Love"   [13+] by hoosierpen
         A creepy and well-crafted 300 word tale on love and death.
"A Fresh Set of Eyes"   [18+] by J. Robert Kane
         This is one of the strangest and best stories I've ever read on here! This author is amazing!
"Santa's Surprise"   [13+] by Chris Breva, M. Div. soon
         It's a well-written horror story and definitely a surprise ending.
"Canada, eh?"   [13+] by River Staying Home
"50 Shades of Lamp"   [18+] by Backwards Th-INK-er
         Hilarious Ink Dude, this is a comedic gem. Fine writing!
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Satire at its best. Hannah, you crack me up!
"The Trouble With Hipsters"   [13+] by Kittiara
         Fun and entertaining read.
"Almost Perfect"   [ASR] by ~Dragon~
         Contains an important message.
"One of Life’s Unwanted"   [13+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC


Best Short Story (1)
"Masquerade Dance"   [13+] by Antonia Ryder
"Coconut"   [13+] by Bilal Latif
"Hollow Chocolate"   [GC] by Cinn
         A really horrible Easter story that kept me reading until the end.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         The writer's stories always have perfect sentence structure and excellent prose, as well being a pleasure to read!
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         This is an excellent writer of not only short stories, but especially in the genre of horror!
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         This is some of the best writing I've seen in a long time on here. The words this author uses to describe the setting are 'magical'.
"Descending into Freedom"   [18+] by Graham B.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         This writer always has good plots and storylines, not to mention that his items are usually quite original.
"Unfinished Canvas"   [18+] by Nixie 🦊
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Bittersweet, vivid characters.
"Roses Are Red"   [18+] by Elle
         Great descriptions and memorable characters.
"Hope in the Darkness"   [E] by BloodGateKey
         Great descriptions in this short story.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         A terrifying tale, that is creative in the delivery. Worth the read and worthy of the quill in my opinion.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         This is a very imaginative and engaging story, and the author has unlimited talent when it comes to writing!
"Mother's Love (Code 12345) Quill Winner"   [18+] by John Yossarian
         This story was incredible. He's a gifted writer, and his use of suspense in this particular story was amazing, not to mention the shocking ending.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         An excellent YA short story.
"The Dragon Ship"   [18+] by A E Willcox
         This is a fine example of high fantasy - a rare event in this day and age.
"The Guardians"   [13+] by Kittiara
         A wonderful work that serves as a metaphor for immigrants and society in general.
"A Forever Home"   [ASR] by Kittiara
"The Boogeyman and The Missing Toy "   [E] by Royal Eduardo
"'A Writer's Curse '"   [13+] by Angus
         I nominated this short story because this piece has all the elements of a five-star story. I loved this original idea of two women drawn into a murder mystery by the author they both read simultaneously. It kept my interest through the last word.
"Saving Sophie"   [18+] by Lornda
         Dynamic story capturing a cultural aspect of another country. Strong characters and lively plot. Written for "Project Write World.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         My favorite of the year, has all the necessary ingredients for a fun time: God, a cat, and umm... 'Bubbles'. *Bigsmile* This is comedy writing that just puts ya in a great mood!
"Someone Stole My Bike"   [13+] by Schnujo
         Great story! The first paragraph pull you right into the thick of things.
"Summer Love"   [18+] by PurplePrincess
         Lovely, touching, romantic piece.


Best Short Story (2)
"65 Roses"   [13+] by Eric Wharton
         Such an amazing and touching story. I have not read something that made me cry and feel so emotional. Amazing.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"June's Flowers"   [13+] by Eric Wharton
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         A unique, fun story.
"The Garden at the End "   [13+] by Sir Various
         This is a first class SciFi short story. It is extremely well written and it is original in its concept.
"Remembering the Fallen"   [13+] by Matt
         I thought this story of a police detective's journey toward redemption should be recognized. It was very well written, with sympathetic characters and vivid imagery. It just worked well.
"Charlie's Story"   [E] by Choconut is 5! 🍫
         I was amazed how completely this story takes the reader into the world of a homeless man.


Best Long Story
"Mediocre-Man"   [18+] by John Nation
         Wonderful read! Even though it's a long piece, it held my interest completely! Very creative, strong writer!


Best Novel or Novella
*TrophyS* Honorable mention: "THE LONE TRAVELER - AND FANTASY FOLDER"   [13+] by Oldwarrior
         Fantastic YA and fantasy novel.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         I find novels with religion in them interesting to read, this story is amazing.
*TrophyG* Winner: "Evie's Adventures in Africa"   [18+] by Jim - RIP Covid-19 victims
         An excellent, NaNo, Steampunk novella. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
"Megan's Man"   [18+] by PurplePrincess
         It's a story about true, lasting love... no matter the obstacles.


Best Short Story Collection
"Flash Fiction"   [E] by Choconut is 5! 🍫
"Murmurationis Cotidie"   [GC] by Cat Voleur
         My favorite horror writing on the site.
"My 2016 Stories"   [18+] by Angus
         He has a wonderfully warped sense of humor in a lot of his writing. He's so creative and I love it!
"Flash Fiction"   [E] by Rex Kramer
"Short Stories"   [E] by Robert Edward Baker
         The author is a newer member here on WdC, but is one of my favorite writers here. His pieces are polished and most are publisher worthy.
"Freak on a Leash"   [ASR] by Starr - Honored by Quill Noms!
         The author has a talent for imagery and she writes some of my favorite horror on this site.
"Short Stories"   [E] by Schnujo
"Short Stories 2016"   [E] by Kittiara
         Great variation with well written stories.
Prolific collection of excellent short stories.
"ABBA: Thank You for the Music"   [18+] by iKïyå§ama thanks Anon!
         Riveting read--the short story entries make up a whole story--and based on prompts. Amazing.
"Drama"   [GC] by Tiggy


Best Mixed Collection
"A book of many faces"   [18+] by Osirantinous
"13 Days of Halloween 2016!"   [18+] by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home!
*TrophyS* Honorable mention: "A Very Wodehouse collection"   [13+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
         There is a great mix of poems, stories, crosswords, wordsearches, and some personal stuff. And it's all from one contest!
*TrophyG* Winner: "Dark"   [13+] by 🌓 HuntersMoon
         This is a wonderful collection of dark poetry and short stories. He's a very talented writer!
"Writing Challenges"   [13+] by eyestar-Thanks Anonymous et al
         This is the best mixed collection I've seen. It practically defines mixed collection.
"Brand Spanking Newness (2016-2017) "   [ASR] by SB Musing
"Prince Writing Challenge 2016"   [GC] by PurplePrincess


*Quill*           *Quill*           *Quill*           *Quill*           *Quill*


Overall Awards:
categories that either fall into both preceding divisions or neither; must have been created or reasonably active in 2016



Best Action/Adventure
"WDC-OPOLY"   [ASR] by ~Dragon~
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Bloggerholic II"   [18+] by Acme
"Persistent Perseverance"   [18+] by ★𝒦𝓇𝓎𝓈𝒽𝒶★
"Damsel"   [13+] by PurplePrincess
"Light Of Angels"   [18+] by Auto-pilot
"The Trouble With Hipsters"   [13+] by Kittiara
"Descending into Freedom"   [18+] by Graham B.
"Hope in the Darkness"   [E] by BloodGateKey
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Mediocre-Man"   [18+] by John Nation
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Evie's Adventures in Africa"   [18+] by Jim - RIP Covid-19 victims
"Short Stories 2016"   [E] by Kittiara


Best Adult/Erotica
"JAFBG"   [XGC] by Elle
"Adult Inspiration"   [GC] by Gaby
"Sapling "   [13+] by SB Musing
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Brand Spanking Newness (2016-2017) "   [ASR] by SB Musing
"House of Sensual Prose"   [18+] by PurplePrincess
"Lovestruck"   [GC] by ~Minja~
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor


Best Animal/Pets
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Chinese New Year Title Image"   [E] by ~Dragon~
"The Owlry Signature Shop"   [E] by 🧡GeminiGem🧡
"Fable if You're Able"   [E] by Aesop
"The Butterfly Farm "   [E] by Sally
"Haiku Hut for Give it 100 and Beyond!"   [E] by eyestar-Thanks Anonymous et al
"Never Leave Me"   [13+] by Kittiara
"Lucy"   [E] by Espero
"The Trouble With Hipsters"   [13+] by Kittiara
"A Forever Home"   [ASR] by Kittiara
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"River's Rants and Reflections"   [ASR] by River Staying Home
"Christmas Shenanigans"   [E] by innerlight is heartbroken


Best Comedy
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Fortunately/Unfortunately"   [13+] by deemac
"Steev's Place"   [18+] by Steev the Friction Wizurd
"Intentionally Bad Story Contest"   [ASR] by Kittiara
"Queen of Comedy Blog"   [18+] by Lornda
"Poisoned Purple Pen"   [GC] by PurplePrincess
"The Jlog of Jade Amber"   [E] by Jade Amber Jewel
"River's Rants and Reflections"   [ASR] by River Staying Home
"The Lost Socks"   [13+] by Kittiara
"Morbid Attraction"   [13+] by ♥hOOves 72 Distant Days♥
"Double Wide"   [18+] by 🌓 HuntersMoon
"Hidden History"   [ASR] by ~Dragon~
"The Bedroom Conspiracy"   [ASR] by ~Dragon~
"Christmas Shenanigans"   [E] by innerlight is heartbroken
"The Donald Diaries"   [18+] by 🌓 HuntersMoon
"Drive-Through Surgery"   [E] by Mari McKee
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Me And My Shadow Discover Jogging"   [E] by SandraLynn
"The Donut "   [13+] by Dee
"A Candid Candy"   [13+] by BD Mitchell
"The Land Of Ons"   [E] by 🛸 Sum1 🗿
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Fresh Fish"   [E] by Teargen
"50 Shades of Lamp"   [18+] by Backwards Th-INK-er
"The Trouble With Hipsters"   [13+] by Kittiara
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"The Boogeyman and The Missing Toy "   [E] by Royal Eduardo
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"My 2016 Stories"   [18+] by Angus
"Short Stories 2016"   [E] by Kittiara
"Undesirables by Robert Waltz
"Trains, Trucks, Planes, and Plants by ₩eb₩i₸ch


Best Community
"I Heart WdC Contest"   [13+] by Gaby
"Truth or Dare Fundraiser"   [13+] by Kittiara
"Poetry Readings"   [E] by Elle
"One of Life’s Unwanted"   [13+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
"Miscellaneous C-Note Shop "   [E] by A E Willcox
"Pass the Write-Baton"   [18+] by Joy
"CNY trinket image"   [E] by ~Dragon~
"Blaze Designs"   [E] by Fi
"Steev's Place"   [18+] by Steev the Friction Wizurd
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Read All About Trinkets Here! ♡"   [E] by ruwth
"Flight of Fantasy Signature Shop"   [E] by A E Willcox
"What Have You Learned On Writing.Com?"   [13+] by Kittiara
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Kiya's Custom Orders Shoppe"   [18+] by iKïyå§ama thanks Anon!
"The Chapter One Competition."   [E] by Carol St. Ann
""Love Thy Neighbor""   [E] by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
"Angel-Witch Bingo! "   [13+] by ₩eb₩i₸ch
"The Newbies + Open Poetry Contest"   [18+] by Sally
"A Story-Poem Contest!!!"   [E] by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
"The Bard's Hall Contest"   [13+] by StephBee
"The Great WDC Lucky Bag Giftaway!-CLOSED"   [E] by Jellyfish~Locked Down!
"Daily Flash Fiction Challenge"   [13+] by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon
"Cupid's Lucky Arrows"   [13+] by Hannah ♫♥♫
"Believe: It Can Happen!"   [E] by Intuey
"Raffle For Awards"   [E] by Intuey
"My Raffle Ticket for an Awardicon"   [13+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
"Game of Thrones Raffle and Auction"   [13+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
"Chinese New Year Celebration"   [E] by ~Dragon~
"The Snail Mail Auction"   [13+] by Kittiara
"Stardust Auction"   [NPL] by A E Willcox
"The Snail Mail Group"   [E] by Elle
"WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group"   [E] by Maryann
"Pen Nibbles"   [GC] by Sally
"The Jlog of Jade Amber"   [E] by Jade Amber Jewel


Best Dark
"SCREAMS!!!"   [XGC] by Angus
"Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest"   [13+] by 🌘 Darleen 🌒
"Mind the Shark's Teeth"   [GC] by SB Musing
"Beautiful New World"   [XGC] by Elisa-Stik Stuck Inside
"Flatline"   [13+] by Jellyfish~Locked Down!
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Dead-ends Laced with Thorns"   [E] by warpedsanity
"Morbid Attraction"   [13+] by ♥hOOves 72 Distant Days♥
"Shattered Screams"   [GC] by Gaby
"Tattooed"   [13+] by Fivesixer
"Muddy Waters"   [13+] by Jellyfish~Locked Down!
"The Whore's Spawn"   [18+] by warpedsanity
"Ripe Oblivion"   [18+] by ♥hOOves 72 Distant Days♥
"Sand Storm"   [E] by Turtle ~ KanyáthƐko:wa:h
"Rainbow's Enticing Disgust"   [13+] by Sasha Renee
"The Joys of Motherhood."   [18+] by Sally
"I Remember The Night"   [13+] by Choconut is 5! 🍫
"A Lacy Maybe"   [18+] by Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee
"Things NOT to Say to Your Guests"   [18+] by Enbah Nilah
"Reflections"   [ASR] by RavanaRaven
"PTSD & Me"   [18+] by Choconut is 5! 🍫
"21st July 1988"   [18+] by Choconut is 5! 🍫
"STANDING AMONG THE TOMBSTONES"   [E] by Crow
"Happy Birthday Evie"   [18+] by Andy~~getting back to WDC
"True Love"   [13+] by hoosierpen
"Santa's Surprise"   [13+] by Chris Breva, M. Div. soon
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Almost Perfect"   [ASR] by ~Dragon~
"Never Leave Me"   [13+] by Kittiara
"Coconut"   [13+] by Bilal Latif
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Mother's Love (Code 12345) Quill Winner"   [18+] by John Yossarian
"Hollow Chocolate"   [GC] by Cinn
"Murmurationis Cotidie"   [GC] by Cat Voleur
"Freak on a Leash"   [ASR] by Starr - Honored by Quill Noms!
"Dark"   [13+] by 🌓 HuntersMoon
"Brand Spanking Newness (2016-2017) "   [ASR] by SB Musing
"In Loving Memory"   [13+] by ~Minja~
"Suicide"   [18+] by ~Minja~
"Lightning Flash"   [13+] by Intuey


Best Drama/Emotional
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"In Loving Memory"   [13+] by ~Minja~
"Love Shouldn't Hurt Short Story Contest"   [GC] by Lyn
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Mind the Shark's Teeth"   [GC] by SB Musing
"Whiskers and Tails - The Sequel"   [GC] by Kittiara
"Poisoned Purple Pen"   [GC] by PurplePrincess
"Persistent Perseverance"   [18+] by ★𝒦𝓇𝓎𝓈𝒽𝒶★
"Reasonings "   [13+] by Elycia Lee ☮ Novel-Writing
"I HAD A FRIEND"   [13+] by Monty
"Dead-ends Laced with Thorns"   [E] by warpedsanity
"My Rose"   [18+] by Jim - RIP Covid-19 victims
"In the Velvet Night"   [18+] by Jim - RIP Covid-19 victims
"The Carousel : 2016 Quills nominee"   [E] by Lady Elf
"Morbid Attraction"   [13+] by ♥hOOves 72 Distant Days♥
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