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by Elle
Rated: E · Appendix · Writing.Com · #2117135
How it went down...
Hi everyone and welcome to the 13th annual Quills Ceremony, celebrating the best of Writing.com from 2019!

Today we are announcing the winners of the remaining Quills. *Bigsmile*

If you miss any of the results, they'll be posted in "Quill Ceremony Notes.

Just a reminder that you can post messages in this in-and-out and also listen to/watch the live chat linked at the top of the in-and-out.

Before I get started, I wanted to say a few words about sponsorship and donations.

The Quills wouldn't exist without sponsorship and donations. We give out awards worth more than 5 million gift points each year! *Shock* There's no way one person or one group can sustain that.

THANK YOU to everyone who has sponsored or donated this year, it is greatly appreciated. *Heart*

Alright, let's get this started!!

Our first Quill is for Best Arts, Music and Crafts.

The finalists are...
"C-Note City by Whata 4Cs Now Open
"Minja's Sig Shop by ~Minja~
"Book Sharing by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home!
"The Soundtrack of Your Life Challenge by Jeff
"Bakeries (Cake) by Jellyfish~Locked Down!
"✒️ Black Labyrinth by 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑

The first Honourable Mention goes to "✒️ Black Labyrinth by 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑 ! Congratulations Darleen!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "C-Note City by Whata 4Cs Now Open ! Congratulations Adrienne!

And the Quill for Best Arts, Music and Crafts (as voted by you) goes to "Minja's Sig Shop by ~Minja~ ! Congratulations Minja!

Our next Quill is for Best Comedy.

The finalists are...
"LUCKY BONES GAME 2019 - Now Closed by Hannah ♫♥♫
"Gladly Golightly by Zehzeh
"Bad Luck by Beholden
"Talking Turkey by Robert Waltz
"Joey The Lion by Lornda

The Honourable Mention goes to "LUCKY BONES GAME 2019 - Now Closed by Hannah ♫♥♫ ! Congratulations Hannah!

And the Quill for Best Comedy (as voted by you) goes to "Joey The Lion by Lornda ! Congratulations Lornda!!

Our next Quill is for Best Community.

The finalists are...
"Anniversary Reviews by Sum1
"Question of the Day! by Lilli ☕
"WhataLand by Whata 4Cs Now Open
"Secret Santa - CLOSED by Legerdemain

"Thanksgiving Blessings Raffle Forum by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
"The WDC Angel Army by iKïyå§ama
"WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group by Maryann
"Pop-Poetry Contest by Lilli ☕

The first Honourable Mention goes to "Anniversary Reviews by Sum1 ! Congratulations Jim!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "The WDC Angel Army by iKïyå§ama ! Congratulations Kiya!

And the Quill for Best Community (as voted by you) goes to "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group by Maryann ! Congratulations Maryann!!

Our next Quill is for Best Cultural and Regional.

The finalists are...
"The Art of Presumption by Dave
"Share Your Faith by Kittiara
"A Stray Fort or Two by Beholden
"Kona Coffee Crossword by Emily
"Where In The World Is Sum1? Sum1
"The Seven Wonders of the Universe by Tobber

The first Honourable Mention goes to "Where In The World Is Sum1? Sum1 ! Congratulations Jim!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "The Seven Wonders of the Universe by Tobber ! Congratulations Toby!

And the Quill for Best Cultural and Regional (as voted by you) goes to "Share Your Faith by Kittiara ! Congratulations Kitt!!

Our next Quill is for Best Dark.

The finalists are...
"Disillusionment by 🌓 HuntersMoon
"Dancing with Demons by warpedsanity
"Losing the Light by ♥hOOves♥
"The Girl (Never Little) by Choconut 🍫

"✒️Shadows in the Light by 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑
"The V-V-Voice by Angus
"Everything Must Go by Choconut 🍫
"SCREAMS!!! by Angus

The Honourable Mention goes to "SCREAMS!!! by Angus ! Congratulations Angus!

And the Quill for Best Dark (as voted by you) goes to "The V-V-Voice by Angus ! Congratulations Angus!! A double header!

Our next Quill is for Best Drama.

The finalists are...
"One Wrong Turn by Choconut 🍫
"Losing the Light by ♥hOOves♥
"In Time, In Time by ♥hOOves♥
"Picking Up Pieces by IceSkating SugarCube
"Independence by Bikerider

"The Last Chance Saloon by Jim Hall - B-Day 7/22
"Imposing Memories by Schnujo
"Interstitial by Roseille ♥
"The Unlikely Ascension of Judith Brock by John Yossarian
"8 1/2 MURDERS by Donkey Hoetay

The Honourable Mention goes to "Imposing Memories by Schnujo ! Congratulations Jody!

And the Quill for Best Drama (as voted by you) goes to "One Wrong Turn by Choconut 🍫 ! Congratulations Rachel!!

Our next Quill is for Best Fantasy.

The finalists are...
"Crustbin Thistlebum by Ned
"Out of the Blue by A E Willcox
"The Last Chance Saloon by Jim Hall - B-Day 7/22
"A Day at the Office by HikerAngel
"Le Duc de Montblanc by Jim Hall - B-Day 7/22

The first Honourable Mention goes to "Le Duc de Montblanc by Jim Hall - B-Day 7/22 ! Congratulations Jim!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "A Day at the Office by HikerAngel ! Congratulations!

And the Quill for Best Fantasy (as voted by you) goes to "Out of the Blue by A E Willcox ! Congratulations Amanda!!

Our next Quill is for Best Inspirational.

The finalists are...
"Early to Bed, Early to Rise Challenge by 🌸 PWheeler
"⭐ Eternal by Roseille ♥
"Open Expression: A Poetry Contest by Sally
"The Little Boat in the Ocean by x The T Lady x

"Pray for Veterans by 🌸 PWheeler
"Picking Up the Broken Pieces by LegendaryMasK❤
"The Sea by the Wordy Jay
"⭐ Where The Beauty Goes by Roseille ♥

The first Honourable Mention goes to "The Sea by the Wordy Jay ! Congratulations Jay!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "Pray for Veterans by 🌸 PWheeler ! Congratulations Phyllis!

And the Quill for Best Inspirational (as voted by you) goes to "Picking Up the Broken Pieces by LegendaryMasK❤ ! Congratulations Teresa!! Your first Quill! *Bigsmile*

Our next Quill is for Best Love/Relationship.

The finalists are...
"Trusting in faith by Roland King and 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑
"✒️🥇Reignited by 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑
"A Day at the Office by HikerAngel
"Pray for Veterans by 🌸 PWheeler
"Metamorphosis by Kittiara

The Honourable Mention goes to "✒️🥇Reignited by 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑 ! Congratulations Darleen!

And the Quill for Best Love/Relationship (as voted by you) goes to "A Day at the Office by HikerAngel ! Congratulations, your first Quill!! *Bigsmile*

Our next Quill is for Best Nature.

The finalists are...
" Let That Be Your Last Battlefield by Roseille ♥
"Paddling Dream by eyestar-on and off!
"Disillusionment by 🌓 HuntersMoon
"A Tiny Black Beetle by Beholden
"Wrecking Ball. by hullabaloo22

The first Honourable Mention goes to "Disillusionment by 🌓 HuntersMoon ! Congratulations Ken!

The second Honourable Mention goes to " Let That Be Your Last Battlefield by Roseille ♥ ! Congratulations Roseille!

And the Quill for Best Nature (as voted by you) goes to "A Tiny Black Beetle by Beholden ! Congratulations!!

Our next Quill is for Best Forum (Non Contest). This category is proudly sponsored by Carol St. Ann . Thank you for your sponsorship, Carol!

The nominees are...
"a very Wodehouse challenge by iKïyå§ama
"Writing.Com Reading Challenge by ~Minja~
"Anniversary Reviews by Sum1
"Question of the Day! by Lilli ☕
"The Contest Challenge by Schnujo

"Noticing Newbies by The StoryMistress
"Weekly Goals by The StoryMistress
"Rising Stars Book Club by Lilli ☕
"Book Sharing by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home!
"The Soundtrack of Your Life Challenge by Jeff

"WhataLand by Whata 4Cs Now Open
"Community Recognition Assist by Andy~~getting back to WDC
"Early to Bed, Early to Rise Challenge by 🌸 PWheeler
"The Great WDC Lucky Bag Giftaway!-CLOSED by Jellyfish~Locked Down!
"I Write in 2019 by Annette
"Secret Santa - CLOSED by Legerdemain

The first Honourable Mention goes to "Anniversary Reviews by Sum1 ! Congratulations Jim!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "The Contest Challenge by Schnujo ! Congratulations Jody!

And the Quill for Best Forum (Non Contest) goes to "Question of the Day! by Lilli ☕ ! Congratulations Lilli!!

Our next Quill is for Best Campfire, In & Out, or Interactive.

The nominees are...
"Three Word Mayhem! by Jay
"Fortunately/Unfortunately by deemac
"The Fantastic Warriors by BIG BAD WOLF Is 31 on 6/3/20
"Writing.Com 2000-2019 and going strong! by ruwth
"In & Out Addicts Anonymous by Ms. Penguin

And the Quill for Best Campfire, In & Out, or Interactive goes to "Three Word Mayhem! by Jay ! Congratulations Jay!! Your first Quill!

Our next Quill is for Best Single-Person Activity.

The nominees are...
"Favorite Type of Writing by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)
"It's a Journey by Emily
"Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019 by Soldier_Mike
"Harvest Vocabulary Review by ~Dragon~
"Discworld Word Search by Kittiara
"Invalid Item by Lilli ☕

"Literary Techniques by Eric Wharton
"Twas the Word Search Before Christmas... by Jenn Webster
"Content Survey by HikerAngel
"A Wodehouse Challenge Word Search! by Lilli ☕
"Pokemon Crossword by samuel
"Kona Coffee Crossword by Emily

The Honourable Mention goes to "Literary Techniques by Eric Wharton ! Congratulations Eric!

And the Quill for Best Single-Person Activity goes to "It's a Journey by Emily ! Congratulations Emily!!

Our next Quill is for Best Image/cNote.

The nominees are...
"My Heart by Whata 4Cs Now Open
"PDG SIG by ~Minja~
"CNY 2019 picture by ~Dragon~
"GP Pranked by Maryann

"Happy Mid-Autumn Festival by ~Dragon~
"Owl sig by Roland King
"Eyestar winter sig by A E Willcox
"three legged deer by eyestar-on and off!

The Honourable Mention goes to "My Heart by Whata 4Cs Now Open ! Congratulations Adrienne!

And the Quill for Best Image/cNote goes to "PDG SIG by ~Minja~ ! Congratulations Minja!!

Our next Quill is for Best Shop.

The nominees are...
"C-Note City by Whata 4Cs Now Open
"Minja's Sig Shop by ~Minja~
"The Laughing Turtle Image Shop by Hannah ♫♥♫
"Rach's Chocolate Emporium by Choconut 🍫

"Sharmelle's Expressions: Valentine's Day by Sharmelle's Expressions
"Flight of Fantasy Custom Signature Shop by A E Willcox
"Spreading rays of sunshine... by Lilli ☕

The Honourable Mention goes to "C-Note City by Whata 4Cs Now Open ! Congratulations Adrienne!

And the Quill for Best Shop goes to "Spreading rays of sunshine... by Lilli ☕ ! Congratulations Lilli!!

Our next Quill is for Best New Contest. This category is proudly sponsored by Schnujo . Thank you for your sponsorship!

The nominees are...
"Share Your Faith by Kittiara
"Great Pumpkin's CONTEST - October 2020 by Beacon Is Writing✍️
"Pop-Poetry Contest by Lilli ☕
"Rising to the Challenge! by Lilli ☕
"Lucky Limerick Contest by 🌸 PWheeler

The Honourable Mention goes to "Pop-Poetry Contest by Lilli ☕ ! Congratulations Lilli!

And the Quill for Best New Contest goes to "Share Your Faith by Kittiara ! Congratulations Kittee!!

Our next Quill is for Best Contest. This category is also proudly sponsored by Schnujo . Thank you, Jody!

The nominees are...
"Invalid Item by Sara♥Jean
"24 Syllables by Lostwordsmith
"Oriental Poetry Contest Chris Breva Congrats Quills!
"30-Day Blogging Challenge by Emily
"Rebel Poetry Contest by warpedsanity

"The Dialogue 500 by W.D.Wilcox
"Second Time Around Contest by Choconut 🍫
"Open Expression: A Poetry Contest by Sally
"The Taboo Words Contest by Choconut 🍫
"Bah Humbug! by Kittiara and ~Dragon~

"No Dialogue Contest by ~QPdoll
"Wdc 19th Birthday Masquerade Party by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)
"Barrel of Monkeys by Jeff
"The 4 Controversies Contest by Whata 4Cs Now Open
"SCREAMS!!! by Angus

The first Honourable Mention goes to "30-Day Blogging Challenge by Emily ! Congratulations Emily!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "24 Syllables by Lostwordsmith ! Congratulations Karen!

And the Quill for Best Contest goes to "Barrel of Monkeys by Jeff ! Congratulations Jeff!!

Our next Quill is for Best Raffle/Auction.

The nominees are...
"Mad Hatter's Tea Party by Choconut 🍫
"WDC Does The Movies! by Choconut 🍫
"The Gnome Adventures Fundraiser ~ Closed by Sharmelle's Expressions

"LUCKY BONES GAME 2019 - Now Closed by Hannah ♫♥♫
"Thanksgiving Blessings Raffle Forum by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
"Chinese New Year Celebration by ~Dragon~
"Winter Fun Raffle by A E Willcox

The Honourable Mention goes to "Mad Hatter's Tea Party by Choconut 🍫 ! Congratulations Rachel!

And the Quill for Best Raffle/Auction goes to "LUCKY BONES GAME 2019 - Now Closed by Hannah ♫♥♫ ! Congratulations Hannah!!

Our next Quill is for Best Group.

The nominees are...
"Fantasy and Science Fiction Society by David the Dark one!
"The WDC Soundtrackers by Jeff
"Rising Stars of WdC by Lilli ☕
"The Rockin' Reviewers by Hannah ♫♥♫
"The WDC Angel Army by iKïyå§ama
"WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group by Maryann

And the Quill for Best Group goes to "The WDC Angel Army by iKïyå§ama ! Congratulations Kiya!!

Our next Quill is for Best Blog.

This category is proudly sponsored by the blogging consortium including "30-Day Blogging Challenge, "Blog City ~ Every Blogger's Paradise, "Blogging Circle of Friends and "Blogging Bliss Newsletter. Thank you for your sponsorship!

The nominees are...
"Life's Needle Drop by Charlieeee 🌈
"Complex Numbers by Robert Waltz
"Conversations With Myself by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)
"Herding Cats & Squirrel Tracks by Jayne
"View from Down Under by Rosemary

"Are You Listening??? by Charlieeee 🌈
"Reasonings by Elycia Lee ☮ Novel-Writing
"These Are My JOTtings, Part #2 by Jay O'Toole
"Loving Libby by Charity Marie-Missing Hubby
"Persistent Perseverance by ~❤~Krysha~❤~

"Taming the Stars by Satuawany
"Where In The World Is Sum1? by Sum1
"Bits of Me and Some by Alexi
"Whiskers and Tails - Continued by Kittiara
"Beautiful New World by Elisa-Stik Stuck Inside

The first Honourable Mention goes to "Life's Needle Drop by Charlieeee 🌈 ! Congratulations Charlie!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "Herding Cats & Squirrel Tracks by Jayne ! Congratulations Jayne!

And the Quill for Best Blog goes to "Complex Numbers by Robert Waltz ! Congratulations Robert!! Your first Quill! *Bigsmile*

I'd like to announce the first of our three Special Contribution Quills now. Special Contribution Quills are given to those who go above and beyond to contribute to the Writing.com community.

This Special Contribution Quill is for a member who seems to be involved with virtually every activity on WDC. She helps out enormously behind the scenes, and has often stepped up and taken over hosting when the original host has been unable to continue.

On top of that, she's started a number of her own activities which have proved very successful, with several of them winning Quills Awards in their own right. Those who nominated her commented that she was sweet, generous, always cheerful and gracious.

It is my great pleasure to award this Special Contribution Quill to Lilli ☕ ! Congratulations Lilli and thanks for all you do on Writing.com! *Heart*

Our next Quill is for Best Lyrics. This category is proudly sponsored by Kittiara . Thanks for your sponsorship, Kitt!

This is a new category in 2019.

The nominees are...
"Begin Again by iKïyå§ama
"Unsaid by Robert Martin
"Single Guys, Single Guys by celticsea
"No! No! No! by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home!
"Arctic Hell by Hannah ♫♥♫

"Twelve Days of Captive Bliss (90 lines) by warpedsanity
"Frosty, the Hard-Nosed Hit Man by Dave
"Bakeries (Cake) by Jellyfish~Locked Down!
"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling by eyestar-on and off!

The Honourable Mention goes to "Single Guys, Single Guys by celticsea ! Congratulations Colleen!

And the Quill for Best Lyrics goes to "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling by eyestar-on and off! ! Congratulations Mona!!

Our next Quill is for Best Short Poem, Structured.

This category is proudly sponsored by Chris Breva Congrats Quills! . Thank you for your sponsorship, Chris!

The nominees are...
"A Blade of Grass by Baloney Bill
"Don't Tell by 🔥 Krista 🔥
" Let That Be Your Last Battlefield by Roseille ♥
"Trusting in faith by Roland King and 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑

"Abuse by the Wordy Jay
"Autumn Walk on a Sunny Day - Tableau Form by 🌸 PWheeler
"⭐ Where The Beauty Goes by Roseille ♥
"October 7, 2019 by ridinghhood--p. boutilier

The Honourable Mention goes to " Let That Be Your Last Battlefield by Roseille ♥ ! Congratulations Roseille!

And the Quill for Best Short Poem, Structured, goes to "A Blade of Grass by Baloney Bill ! Congratulations Ollie!! Your first Quill! *Bigsmile*

Our next Quill is for Best Medium-Length Poem, Structured.

The finalists are...
"Paddling Dream by eyestar-on and off!
"Requiem by Ned
"The Gift of Memories by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home!
" ✒️📅 Rise and Fall (Form: Double Etheree) by 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑
"Elysium for the Masses by Ray Scrivener

"Elegy For the Neighborhood by Dave
"Disillusionment by 🌓 HuntersMoon
"Together by Choconut 🍫
"Dancing with Demons by warpedsanity

The first Honourable Mention goes to "Elegy For the Neighborhood by Dave ! Congratulations Dave!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "Paddling Dream by eyestar-on and off! ! Congratulations Mona!

And the Quill for Best Medium-Length Poem, Structured, goes to "The Gift of Memories by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home! ! Congratulations Cubby!!

Our next Quill is for Best Long Poem, Structured.

The nominees are...
"Oh Joyful Day by Carol St. Ann
"I Want To Be A Unicorn by 🌓 HuntersMoon
"The Hungover Easter Bunny by Choconut 🍫
"Empty Vessels by Roseille ♥
"Let's Fly! by Kittiara
"'Twas the Night of Some SCREAMS!!!ing by HikerAngel
"Paper Tygers by Logan
"Pumpkins by Logan

The Honourable Mention goes to "'Twas the Night of Some SCREAMS!!!ing by HikerAngel ! Congratulations!

The Quill for Best Long Poem, Structured, goes to "Oh Joyful Day by Carol St. Ann ! Congratulations Carol!!

Our next Quill is for Best Short Poem, Free Verse.

The nominees are...
"Dirty Mutts by IceSkating SugarCube
"I Am Not a Beekeeper by Jayne
"Bathetic by Reading Reindeer
"NaPoWriMo/24 Syllables Entry, Day 28 ~ Seminal by Choconut 🍫
"Memory by eyestar-on and off!

"Invalid Item by blueflowers777
"Beneath The Maple Tree by Ned
"The Flower I was. by Spiritual Dawning
"Sight. by Beholden
"Light Everlasting? by Brian Writes Subjective Truths

The first Honourable Mention goes to "I Am Not a Beekeeper by Jayne ! Congratulations Jayne!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "Light Everlasting? by Brian Writes Subjective Truths ! Congratulations!

And the Quill for Best Short Poem, Free Verse, goes to "Beneath The Maple Tree by Ned ! Congratulations!!

Our next Quill is for Best Medium-Length Poem, Free Verse. This category is proudly sponsored by warpedsanity . Thank you for your sponsorship, Angela!

The finalists are...
"Callused Hands by Emily
"Invalid Item by Azrael Tseng
"chasing bunnies by Rhyssa
"All the Things You've Given Me by Emily
"Band-Aids and Bullet Holes by IceSkating SugarCube

"Paying the Bills by Ned
"Losing the Light by ♥hOOves♥
"Not Yet Dawn by Ned
"⭐ things vibrant and venomous by Roseille ♥

The first Honourable Mention goes to "Not Yet Dawn by Ned ! Congratulations!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "Band-Aids and Bullet Holes by IceSkating SugarCube ! Congratulations!

And the Quill for Best Medium-Length Poem, Free Verse, goes to "Callused Hands by Emily ! Congratulations Emily!!

Our next Quill is for Best Long Poem, Free Verse.

The nominees are...
"Used Goods by Choconut 🍫
"Invalid Item by Azrael Tseng
"Sheltering in Place by everyjones
"Invalid Item by Azrael Tseng
"If (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling) by Beholden
"The Girl (Never Little) by Choconut 🍫

"I am not a Victim by Nixie 🦊 popping on and off
"Waiting for the Charge by Satuawany
"Loving Joyce by warpedsanity
"I know... by Kittiara
"The Everlasting Soldier by Kittiara
"⭐ In Poison Blooms by Roseille ♥

The Honourable Mention goes to "Loving Joyce by warpedsanity ! Congratulations Angela!

And the Quill for Best Long Poem, Free Verse, goes to "The Girl (Never Little) by Choconut 🍫 ! Congratulations Rachel!!

Our next Quill is for Best Poetry Collection. This category is proudly sponsored by warpedsanity . Thank you for your sponsorship, Angela!

The nominees are...
"The Wordsmith's Verse by Lostwordsmith
"24 Syllables Poetry Entries by 🌓 HuntersMoon
"✒️Shadows in the Light by 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑
"Poetry Collection | 2019 by Roseille ♥
"Rhythms & Rhymes by Choconut 🍫

" Joy of Thanksgiving a spiritual journey by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
"Taking My Poetry Public: A Collection by Jim Hall - B-Day 7/22
"Darkness and Light by Kittiara
"Poetry by HikerAngel
"The Daily Pen by Keaton Foster by Keaton Foster: Know My Hell!
"The Army Diaries by Logan

The Honourable Mention goes to "Rhythms & Rhymes by Choconut 🍫 ! Congratulations Rachel!

And the Quill for Best Poetry Collection goes to "✒️Shadows in the Light by 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑 ! Congratulations Darleen!!

I'd like to announce the second of our three Special Contribution Quills now.

This Special Contribution Quill is for a member who works tirelessly to support the endeavours of other members on this site. Her efforts have made a huge impact on virtually every contest host on the site and there are few groups (even ones she isn't a member of) that haven't been grateful for her generosity and support. Those who nominated her describe her as tireless, an inspiration, encouraging and selfless.

It is my great pleasure to award this Special Contribution Quill to Schnujo ! Congratulations Jody and thanks for all you do on Writing.com! *Heart*

Our next Quill is for Best Non-Fiction.

The nominees are...
"Use Your Thoughts Like a Paintbrush by PastorJuan
"A Stray Fort or Two by Beholden
"Dracarys by Cat Voleur
"Whither Faith by Words Whirling 'Round
"A Happy Home by Emily

"Faith by ~QPdoll
"Intensive Care by ForeverDreamer
"Self-Evaluation by Norman
"Common Fire by bsimani
"I Killed Him Beneath the Wolf Moon by warpedsanity
"Just Another Walk in the Rain by Whata 4Cs Now Open

The Honourable Mention goes to "Dracarys by Cat Voleur ! Congratulations Cat!

And the Quill for Best Non-Fiction goes to "Whither Faith by Words Whirling 'Round ! Congratulations!!

Our next Quill is for Best Flash Fiction.

The finalists are...
"My Little Blackmailer by J.L. O'Dell
"Revolution by Robert Waltz
"The Gatekeeper by FuryStrife
"Picking Up Pieces by IceSkating SugarCube

"Independence by Bikerider
"The Feather by Mastiff
"Admiral of the End-of-Days (297 words) by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville
"The V-V-Voice by Angus
"The Other Place by Kittiara

The first Honourable Mention goes to "Independence by Bikerider ! Congratulations Angelo!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "The Gatekeeper by FuryStrife ! Congratulations!

And the Quill for Best Flash Fiction goes to "Revolution by Robert Waltz ! Congratulations Robert!!

Our next Quill is for Best Short Story (1).

The finalists are...
"The Winning Color by Emily
"Beyond Salvation by Ray Scrivener
"✒️ The Sun & The Moon by 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑
"The Castle Wakes by trailerpark bodhisattva

"The Last Chance Saloon by Jim Hall - B-Day 7/22
"Pennies by L.A. Grawitch
"Imposing Memories by Schnujo
"Interstitial by Roseille ♥

The first Honourable Mention goes to "The Winning Color by Emily ! Congratulations Emily!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "The Last Chance Saloon by Jim Hall - B-Day 7/22 ! Congratulations Jim!

And the Quill for Best Short Story (1) goes to "Interstitial by Roseille ♥ ! Congratulations Roseille!!

Our next Quill is for Best Short Story (2).

The nominees are...
"✒️🥇Reignited by 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑
"Invalid Item by Azrael Tseng
"~ The Apostle John Reminisces ~ by ruwth
"The Unlikely Ascension of Judith Brock by John Yossarian

"The Burial Box by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home!
"✒️🥈 All Hallow's Eve by 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑
"Solstice At Avebury by Choconut 🍫
"Woods of the Willamette by Mastiff

The Honourable Mention goes to "Invalid Item by Azrael Tseng ! Congratulations Azrael!

And the Quill for Best Short Story (2) goes to "✒️🥇Reignited by 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑 ! Congratulations Darleen!!

Our next Quill is for Best Long Story.

The nominees are...
"8 1/2 MURDERS by Donkey Hoetay
"Find Your Voice — Part 1 by bkies
"The Lightkeepers by Dalimer Corwyn
"Something Like a Countdown by Elisa-Stik Stuck Inside
"Tri-tours by Dark Lady
"A Day at the Office by HikerAngel

The Honourable Mention goes to "Something Like a Countdown by Elisa-Stik Stuck Inside ! Congratulations!

And the Quill for Best Long Story goes to "The Lightkeepers by Dalimer Corwyn ! Congratulations!!

Our next Quill is for Best Chapter. This is a new category for 2019.

The nominees are...
"The Wayside - Chapter One by Roseille ♥
"A Lifetime of Firsts ~ Chapter One by Richard ~ RL Bites!
"Chapter One Discussing the Obvious by rinsoxy
"Sally, Interrupted (Working Title) by Sallyrhobson
"Embrace by Reminiscence

And the very first Quill for Best Chapter goes to "The Wayside - Chapter One by Roseille ♥ ! Congratulations Roseille!!

Our next Quill is for Best Novel or Novella.

The nominees are...
"Time And Time Again by Sum1
"Invalid Item by Satuawany
"Kate & Asa by Satuawany
"Prism by Dark Lady
"The End by Bobturn

The Honourable Mention goes to "Kate & Asa by Satuawany ! Congratulations Chy!

And the Quill for Best Novel or Novella goes to "Time And Time Again by Sum1 ! Congratulations Jim!!

It seems appropriate now for the In Memoriam segment, where we pay our respects to those who have moved on since the last Quills ceremony.

COUNTRYMOM-JUST REMEMBER ME was a member since March 2001, back when the site first started as Stories.com. Julie Ann was a veteran of the Women's Army Corps and worked passionately to promote, support and recognise other veterans on Writing.com. She was a wonderful poet who published three books of her own poetry and two more in collaboration with Monty. Julie Ann passed away on January 4, 2020.

I'd like to acknowledge iKïyå§ama who maintains the "White Case Memorial which provides a place for us all to pay tribute to those who have passed.

Our next Quill is for Best Short Story Collection.

The nominees are...
"✒️ Black Labyrinth by 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑
"Murmurationis Cotidie by Cat Voleur
"Everything Must Go by Choconut 🍫
"Short Prose Compilation by Roseille ♥
"Library of Nightmares by Ray Scrivener

And the Quill for Best Short Story Collection goes to "Library of Nightmares by Ray Scrivener ! Congratulations!!

Our next Quill is for Best Mixed Collection. This category is proudly sponsored by warpedsanity . Thank you again for your sponsorship, Angela!

The nominees are...
"Heads And Tales by Bobturn
"ruwth is writing... by ruwth
"contest entries by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
"All Kinds of Genre by Prosperous Snow
"Awardicon Items by Prosperous Snow
"► Newer Creative Works ◄ by Roseille ♥
"DAILY FLASH AND WRITER'S CRAMP ENTRIES by Thankful Sonali WDC POWER!

The Honourable Mention goes to "Heads And Tales by Bobturn ! Congratulations Bob!

And the Quill for Best Mixed Collection goes to "► Newer Creative Works ◄ by Roseille ♥ ! Congratulations Roseille!!

Our next Quill is for Best Newsletter. This includes both official and unofficial newsletters.

The nominees are...
"Where Characters Never Seem to Go! by Fyn
"Keeping Negativity Out of the Pool by Northernwrites
"February 2019 by 🦄🏳️‍🌈Sapph
"Spring Super Power Newsletter by Maryann
"A Few Tips by eyestar-on and off!

"Jane Austen Newsletter May 2019 by Princess Megan Rose
"Why Our Online Behaviour Matters by Kittiara
"Revise! Revise! Revise! by Vivian
"International Standard Book Number by Annette
"International Comedy by Robert Waltz
"Reading to Write by Fyn

"Honoring our Ancestors by warpedsanity
"Mixed Reviews by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)
"Talking Turkey by Robert Waltz
"Master Studies by Jay

The first Honourable Mention goes to "Revise! Revise! Revise! by Vivian ! Congratulations Vivian!

The second Honourable Mention goes to "International Standard Book Number by Annette ! Congratulations Annette!

And the Quill for Best Newsletter goes to "Keeping Negativity Out of the Pool by Northernwrites ! Congratulations Northernwrites!!

Our next Quill is for Best Reviewing. Reviewing is a crucial aspect of this site and community, and we truly value our reviewers.

The finalists are...
Mastiff
Charlieeee 🌈
Satuawany
DMT - THANK YOU WRITE.COM

Roseille ♥
Tobber
Choconut 🍫
Schnujo
eyestar-on and off!

The first Honourable Mention goes to eyestar-on and off! ! Congratulations Mona!

The second Honourable Mention goes to DMT - THANK YOU WRITE.COM ! Congratulations!

And the Quill for Best Reviewing goes to Charlieeee 🌈 ! Congratulations Charlie!!

I'd like to announce the last of our three Special Contribution Quills now.

This Special Contribution Quill is for a member who has put a huge amount of time and effort into a number of contests and fundraisers, both behind the scenes and hosting. Those who nominated her describe her as supportive, encouraging, positive and helpful.

It is my great pleasure to award this Special Contribution Quill to Choconut 🍫 ! Congratulations Rachel and thanks for all you do on Writing.com! *Heart*

And now we're up to a very special category - Best New Portfolio! Everyone who is nominated in this category should truly be proud of themselves.

The nominees are...
Beholden
IceSkating SugarCube
J.B. Ezar
Jolanh
Somik Bandopadhyay
Jaelynn

Canis Lupis
Ari Lox
HikerAngel
Xiea's bored...
hullabaloo22
Ned
Words Whirling 'Round

The first Honourable Mention goes to IceSkating SugarCube ! Congratulations!

The second Honourable Mention goes to Beholden ! Congratulations!

And the Quill for Best New Portfolio goes to Jaelynn ! Congratulations!!

Our final Quill is for Best Portfolio.

The finalists are...
Azrael Tseng
🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑
Emily
Lilli ☕
Choconut 🍫
Hannah ♫♥♫
Cubby ~ No Place Like Home!
Lostwordsmith

The first Honourable Mention goes to Cubby ~ No Place Like Home! ! Congratulations Cubby!

The second Honourable Mention goes to Lilli ☕ ! Congratulations Lilli!

And the Quill for Best Portfolio goes to 🌑 Darleen going Void 🌑 ! Congratulations Darleen!!

Normally that would be the end of the ceremony. However, I have one more surprise up my sleeve.

Kittiara and I have commissioned a new merit badge for a special new award that will be awarded when we believe the circumstances warrant it. It is the Quills Lifetime Achievement Award.

Our first recipient of the Quill Lifetime Achievement Award has done so much that it's hard to know how to sum it up in a short blurb. A huge percentage of her time here on Writing.com is spent in the service of others - lifting them up, encouraging them, rewarding them, inspiring them, motivating them, and remembering them.

We are incredibly grateful for all that she has done and all that she continues to do, and we hope that this Quills Lifetime Achievement Award shows how grateful this site is for all that she has done.

It is my great pleasure to award the very first Quills Lifetime Achievement Award to iKïyå§ama ! Congratulations Kiya and thanks for all you do on Writing.com! *Heart*

Once again, congratulations to ALL our nominees, finalists, honourable mentions and winners. You should all be very proud of yourselves. We're proud of you! *Heart*

And extra special congratulations for all those that won their first Quill today. I love seeing that. *Delight*

I also want to say a huge thank you to all the sponsors and donors, and to everyone who nominated. THANK YOU!

Nominations for the 2020 Quills are well under way! Let's get those nominations rolling in! Until then, I'm out!

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