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List of nominees for the 13th annual Quill Awards (2019 edition)
Note that this is the 2019 nominations list. Click here for other years

Nominations close at the end of January 2020. To nominate someone, please use the "2019 Nomination Form for 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:


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Non-Static Awards:
created and/or reasonably active in 2019


Best Forum (Non-Contest)
"a very Wodehouse challenge by iKïyå§ama
"Writing.Com Reading Challenge by ~Minja~
This forum re-ignited my fuel for reading. Minja’s activity has reminded me how much I love it and how important it is to me.
"Spreading rays of sunshine... CLOSED by Lilli ☕
Such a simple way to spread love around the site. This is such a unique forum. What a generous idea!
"Anniversary Reviews by Sum1
The spirit there is positive and encouraging and it's a great activity in which to participate.
"Question of the Day! by Lilli ☕
Lilli asks the most interesting, provocative, and thought provoking questions. She gives us something to talk about and think about.
"The Contest Challenge by Schnujo
It's a super fun contest that promotes entering a variety of contests throughout the year, WDC community spirit, and expanding our writing comfort zones.

Best Campfire, In & Out, or Interactive
Best Single-Person Activity
Best Image/cNote
Best Image/cNote Shop

Best New Contest
"Metamorphosis Contest by Sara♥Jean

Best Contest
"Early to Bed, Early to Rise Challenge by PWheeler ~ love, joy and peace
"The WDC Soundtrackers by Jeff
They make a very unusual and tremendous swap between music and writing.

Best Raffle/Auction
Best New Group

Best Group
"Fantasy and Science Fiction Society by David the Dark one!

Best Blog
"Life's Needle Drop by Charlieeee 🌈 |Camp NaNo|
"Complex Numbers by Robert Waltz
"Caerlynn's Positivity Cafe by Caerlynn (Away)
"Confessions of an Anxiety-Ridden Redhead by Brooke
"Herding Cats & Squirrel Tracks by Jayne
Hilarious, heartfelt, and the blog on WDC that I most look forward to reading.
"Max's Musings by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈
He has so much valuable information, but gives it in interesting, bite-sized pieces. I love his entries!
"Invalid Item by Rosemary
She has wonderfully inspiring posts that make me really want to get more organized.
"Are You Listening??? by Charlieeee 🌈 |Camp NaNo|
Excellent blogging voice, humorous and though-provoking.



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Static Awards:
must be static items created in 2019 unless otherwise noted


Best Short Poem, Structured
"Dirty Mutts by IceSkating SugarCube
Limerick perfect to form and funny.
"A Blade of Grass by Baloney Bill
"Don't Tell by Queen Kissy
I thought this poem was so funny and creative! I loved it!


Best Medium-Length Poem, Structured
"Paddling Dream by eyestar~summerdaze
Beautifully written and full of emotion.
"Hearts That Never Mend by Pure Evil
Fantastic use of the common measure to write an emotive poem with fabulous vocabulary choices
"The Wordsmith by EpicScore
"Requiem by NordicNoir
A beautiful yet haunting piece of poetry.

Best Long Poem, Structured
"Disillusionment by 🌜 Huntersmoon
"Oh Joyful Day by Carol St. Ann
She really made me feel for this mother and kid set of bunnies. Poor things!
"I Want To Be A Unicorn by 🌜 Huntersmoon
This poem really drew me in to caring about the poor little rabbit. It also had a good moral.
"Week 3 - Cywydd Llosgyrnog by ren is an anxious geek


Best Short Poem, Free Verse
"I Am Not a Beekeeper by Jayne
"Bathetic by Fungi From Yuggoth
"NaPoWriMo/24 Syllables Entry, Day 28 ~ Seminal by Choconut
This little poem just says so much in so few words.
"⭐ Eternal by § Roseille ♥
it's beautiful and moving

Best Medium-Length Poem, Free Verse
"Into the Mist by Lilli ☕
"Loss of Self by Choconut
Cleverly constructed, evocative and emotionally powerful poem.
"Eggshell by Fivesixer
"An erotic potato poem... [176.1] ...for the New Year. by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville
"Callused Hands by Emily
"Rage Is Never Spoken Of by Azrael Tseng
He does such a great job describing rage, describing a horrible childhood, of making us feel without being melodramatic.
"chasing bunnies by Rhyssa
This was such a cute and creative poem...and so often true.
"She Still Believes in Unicorns by Lostwordsmith- Away till 8/1
this is such a sweet and sad poem that really touched my heart.
"Waiting for sleep by 🏳‍🌈 Me ~ Duf ♏
This is such a cute poem from a unique perspective.
"🏅Peripheral (2019 Quill Nominee) by 🌙 Darleen
This is a great example of to use a poet's bag of tricks when writing free verse.
"Grandma's Cottage Garden by Sally
It is so moving. Her writing is beautiful, and the memory of her grandma is so warm and loving.
"One Wrong Turn by Choconut
Incredibly written, emotional, and moving.
"Thunder Cover by Words Whirling 'Round
An alternative, emotive love story which is beautiful.
"One Day by Queen Kissy
It is stunning, both visually and with its message. It's absolutely beautiful writing.

Best Long Poem, Free Verse
"That Breath and I by Jayne
"Used Goods by Choconut
"-S-e-c-u-r-e- by Azrael Tseng
"How The Devil Learnt To Dance by Azrael Tseng
"The Unicorn and the Rabbit by everyjones
I loved the images and creativity.
"To Catch A Unicorn by Azrael Tseng
I loved how this poem made me feel.

Best Poetry Collection
"The Wordsmith's Verse by Lostwordsmith- Away till 8/1
Karen's poetry is beautiful. She writes with a lot of emotion and bags of talent. I never tire of reading her.
"24 Syllables Poetry Entries by 🌜 Huntersmoon moon}

Best Short Non-Fiction
"Use Your Thoughts Like a Paintbrush by PastorJuan

Best Long Non-Fiction
Best Non-Fiction Collection

Best Flash Fiction
"My Little Blackmailer by J.L. O'Dell
"Revolution by Robert Waltz
A very well told, poignant story.
"The Gatekeeper by FuryStrife
this is an incredible tale of terror with a wickedly perfect ending,
"The Garden by Strega
"Picking Up Pieces by IceSkating SugarCube
It sent me on a rollercoaster of emotions and that's a difficult task!!

Best Short Story (1)
"The Winning Color by Emily
"Beyond Salvation by Ray Scrivener
"The Eyes of Death by IceSkating SugarCube
Very talented newbie with fascinating tales of terror.
"Mosquito Island by IceSkating SugarCube
This a very well written story of terror written by a very good author!
"Happy Death Day by Sorji

Best Short Story (2)

Best Long Story
"8 1/2 MURDERS by Donkey Hoetay
It's perfectly creepy and full of surprises.
"Find Your Voice — Part 1 by bkies
It's captivating and just an overall great story!

Best Chapter
Best Novel or Novella

Best Short Story Collection

Best Mixed Collection

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Best Newsletter
"For Authors Newsletter (January 9, 2019) by Fyntastic!
"For Authors Newsletter (February 13, 2019) by Northernwrites
"February 2019 by 🦄🏳️‍🌈Sapph
A clear explanation of how one can use the five-star rating system.
"Spring Super Power Newsletter by Maryann
"Noticing Newbies Newsletter (April 17, 2019) by eyestar~summerdaze
"Jane Austen Newsletter May 2019 by Princess Megan Rose
This newsletter is expertly written, highly entertaining,
{item:nl:9649} by Kittiara

Best Educational Program
"House of Sensual Prose by ∞Purple Princess∞

Best Reviewing
Scarecrow
Skarecrow gives insightful and helpful, in-depth reviews in a positive and encouraging way. I love getting a review from him.
A E Willcox
It is an honor to receive a review from her..
Princess Megan Rose
She does good reviews that show she's read the work and encourages other people to keep writing.

Special Contributions to WDC
(nominations for this category are not published. Only winners will be announced)

Best New Portfolio

Best Portfolio
§ Roseille ♥

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