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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 "2020 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 thanks Anon!
"Writing.Com Reading Challenge by ~Minja~
         This forum reignited my fuel for reading. Minja’s activity has reminded me how much I love it and how important it is to me.
"Anniversary Reviews by 🛸 Sum1 🗿
         The spirit there is positive and encouraging and it's a great activity in which to participate. Jim has been running this forum for more than 10 years celebrating WdC anniversaries, and he's doing a great service to the community!
"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. This a really good forum that allows members to share their opinions, and Lilli goes out of her way to ask new and interesting questions every day!
"The Contest Challenge by Schnujo
         It's a super fun challenge that promotes entering a variety of contests throughout the year, WDC community spirit, and expanding our writing comfort zones. This amazing activity encourages writers to be active participants on the site and is run with kindness and encouragement.
"Noticing Newbies by The StoryMistress
         It's just generally a wonderful forum for welcoming new members of the community and helping them orient and integrate themselves.
"Weekly Goals by The StoryMistress
         It's so great that she encourages everyone to set and complete goals. It doesn't matter so much what the goal is and I think that's one of the best parts.
"Rising Stars Book Club by Lilli ☕
"Book Sharing by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home!
         This wonderful forum is a great place for members to connect with others who share their interests in an author or to find their next great read.
"The Soundtrack of Your Life Challenge by Jeff
         They make a very unusual and tremendous swap between music and writing.
"WhataLand by Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee
         She has such a wealth of info here. It's wonderful for everyone--newbies and not.
"Community Recognition Assist by Andy~~getting back to WDC
         Only for MBs that are earned, not 'just because' badges, this forum is been incredibly helpful for contest hosts. It helps people get their CRs for MBs and awardicons they've earned through contests and challenges. What a great idea and wonderful community service!
"Early to Bed, Early to Rise Challenge by 🌸 PWheeler
"The Great WDC Lucky Bag Giftaway!-CLOSED by Jellyfish~Locked Down!
         This is a lot of fun every year. So many smiles shared around! Every year this activity spreads a lot of joy around the site!
"I Write in 2019 by Annette
         This and its partner forums from previous years give participants all the support they need to be prolific writers and reviewers. Fantastically organized and well-run.
"Secret Santa - CLOSED by Legerdemain
         Such a fun holiday activity that makes so many people happy!


Best Campfire, In & Out, or Interactive
"Three Word Mayhem! by Jay
         Three Word Mayhem has existed for 17 years now, and it's still going strong!
"Fortunately/Unfortunately by deemac
         It's such a simple, but fun activity. I love the creativity of it as well!
"The Fantastic Warriors by BIG BAD WOLF Is Hoping
"Writing.Com 2000-2019 and going strong! by ruwth
         This is just a totally fun activity to read through and add to!
"In & Out Addicts Anonymous by Ms. Penguin


Best Single-Person Activity
"Favorite Type of Writing by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)
         It's insightful and helpful for those who are interested in running contests and other activities.
"It's a Journey by Emily
"Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019 by Soldier_Mike
         Because breast cancer awareness is very important in this world to watch out for and I think it's great to have this word search for this health issue for this world.
"Harvest Vocabulary Review by ~Dragon~
         I had fun completing this one!
"Discworld Word Search by Kittiara
         This is a great fan piece and I love that she even included the MB she commissioned based on the book. Awesome!
"WdC's 19th Birthday! by Lilli ☕
         This was so fun because it let me remember things I love about WdC, including "unicorns."
"Literary Techniques by Eric Wharton
"Twas the Word Search Before Christmas... by Jenn Webster
"Content Survey by HikerAngel
         There are interesting questions that I'd also like the answers to. Too bad surveys don't allow us to know what others answered.
"A Wodehouse Challenge Word Search! by Lilli ☕
         Fun search-a-word with lots of words to find.
"Pokemon Crossword by samuel
"Kona Coffee Crossword by Emily


Best Image/cNote
"My Heart by Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee
"PDG SIG by ~Minja~
"CNY 2019 picture by ~Dragon~
         This is a very intricate design and I'm very impressed. I definitely couldn't make one like that.
"GP Pranked by Maryann
         This was an image she created because she wanted to support our GP Pranking game. It's a fun image and a super kind idea. I use it a LOT and have seen others use it too!
"Happy Mid-Autumn Festival by ~Dragon~
         I like the mood of this image.
"Owl sig by Roland King
"Eyestar winter sig by A E Willcox
"three legged deer by eyestar-Thanks Anonymous et al


Best Shop
"C-Note City by Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee
         There's a huge variety to choose from, she updated it this year with even more images, she allows multiple recipients and has reasonable prices.
"Minja's Sig Shop by ~Minja~
         Some good artwork in here! We need these shops. Well, some of us do *Ha*.
"The Laughing Turtle Image Shop by Hannah ♫♥♫
         The images are so cute! Hannah’s artistic skills in putting the images together shines. I love this shop!
"Rach's Chocolate Emporium ~ Closed by Choconut 🍫
         So much chocolate! Seriously though, it's a great way to gift others on the site and raise funds for good causes. This is one of my go-to shops/forums when I need a gift or surprise because she's got a wonderful variety.
"Sharmelle's Expressions: Valentine's Day by Sharmelle's Expressions
         There are beautiful and have variety. I think this is a lovely collection.
"Flight of Fantasy Custom Signature Shop by A E Willcox
         This is my go-to shop for custom images. Amanda always does beautiful work.
"Spreading rays of sunshine... by Lilli ☕
         Such a simple way to spread love around the site. This is such a unique forum. What a generous idea! This is just such a wonderful activity! She just brings joy and happiness randomly during the year.


Best New Contest
"Share Your Faith by Kittiara
         Most faith-based contests on here target Christianity only. If one has a strong faith in something else, they may feel left out. I think it's nice that she created this more inclusive contest.
"Great Pumpkin's CONTEST - October 2020 by Beacon's-Shining-Light⚓️
"Invalid Item by Bobturn
         A picture prompt poetry contest recently closed, so writing.com needs this free verse poetry contest for those who are visually inspired! This photo-prompted free verse contest seems to draw poetry, something I never previously attempted, out of me. I believe it has done likewise for several others as the contest seems to draw a wonderful level of participation... :) This is one of the most unique and creative contests I've seen on WdC in a long time!
"Invalid Item by Bobturn
         I like the format of this contest where contestants get to show the pros and cons of current newsworthy subjects!
"Pop-Poetry Contest by Lilli ☕
         This is a fun little contest that only appears a few times a year, each time with different requirements and such.
"Rising to the Challenge! by Lilli ☕
         I think it's wonderful that she runs a contest only for black cases. They can be intimidated by others, especially blue cases.
"Lucky Limerick Contest by 🌸 PWheeler
         It's just a fun, simple contest with great page appeal.


Best Contest
"Metamorphosis Contest by Sara♥Jean
"24 Syllables by Lostwordsmith
         It's daily, it's fun, there's a lot of participation and I love it.
"Oriental Poetry Contest Chris Breva, M. Div. soon
"30-Day Blogging Challenge by Emily
         Emily is doing such an excellent job keeping this contest going!
"Rebel Poetry Contest by warpedsanity
         This contest has the most amazing prompts. I also love that there are so few restrictions, so you can let your muse run wild and free. The prompts are always really good, and Angela judges swiftly and fairly.
"The Dialogue 500 by W.D.Wilcox
         This contest has been going strong for 14 years now!
"Second Time Around Contest by Choconut 🍫
         It gives WDC authors a chance to redeem pieces that they really felt should win in other contests but didn't and the prizes are fantastic.
"Open Expression: A Poetry Contest by Sally
         This poetry contest allows the entrant the greatest amount of creative freedom of any of the poetry contests at WDC. It is very popular and has many repeat entrants.
"The Taboo Words Contest by Choconut 🍫
         This contest is excellent fun. Really makes you think out of the box. I love a good challenge!
"Bah Humbug! by Kittiara and ~Dragon~
         This is such a fun contest to have during Christmas time! Mostly folks' contests center around either Christmas or other holidays in December. This contest is just a fun twist.
"No Dialogue Contest by ~QPdoll
         This contest is unique and interesting. It always generates excellent entries, and QP runs it really efficiently.
"Wdc 19th Birthday Masquerade Party by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)
         Excellent organisation and excellent fun.
"Barrel of Monkeys by Jeff
         This was fun and more challenging than you'd think!
"The 4 Controversies Contest by Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee
         A contest that challenges people and makes them think.
"SCREAMS!!! by Angus


Best Raffle/Auction
"Mad Hatter's Tea Party by Choconut 🍫
         I think it's great that while she's working to earn GPs for herself, she's also raising them for others around WdC. In addition, I love that she offers both auction and raffle options with a variety of rewards.
"WDC Does The Movies! by Choconut 🍫
         I love the fun, casual way she addresses her audience in the introduction/instruction area. In addition, she's smart and offers every prize as a 50/50. GPs are something everyone would love to win.
"The Gnome Adventures Fundraiser ~ Closed by Sharmelle's Expressions
         It’s cute and fun. I love the original concept of the gnomes. Great pictures, too.
"LUCKY BONES GAME 2019 - Now Closed by Hannah ♫♥♫
         It’s so much fun! I love the personas of the people running the forum. It’s different to every other fundraiser on here. Fantastic!
"Thanksgiving Blessings Raffle Forum by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
"Chinese New Year Celebration by ~Dragon~
         A fun and creative raffle that's actually taught me a bit about Chinese culture!
"Winter Fun Raffle by A E Willcox


Best Group
"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 ♫♥♫
         This is such a friendly, helpful, fun group. Hannah is an active and thoughtful leader.
"The WDC Angel Army by iKïyå§ama thanks Anon!
         This is the most wonderful place to be in and it is laid back and it is the most encouraging place to be too.
"WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group by Maryann
         Twelve years in operation providing a place for reviewers of all experiences and styles to review and learn at their pace and in their own time. A kind and generous crew and friendly place to be. We love to review at Power!


Best Blog
"Life's Needle Drop by Charlie 🌈
"Complex Numbers by Robert Waltz
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Conversations With Myself by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)
"Herding Cats & Squirrel Tracks by Jayne
         Hilarious, heartfelt, and the blog on WDC that I most look forward to reading.
"View from Down Under by Rosemary
         {She has wonderfully inspiring posts that make me really want to get more organized.
"Are You Listening??? by Charlie 🌈
         Excellent blogging voice, humorous and though-provoking.
"Reasonings by Elycia Lee ☮ Novel-Writing
         I enjoy reading Elycia's unique point of views on a plethora of subjects. She's funny, but deep.
"These Are My JOTtings, Part #2 by Jay O'Toole
         It's inspiring, uplifting and always either makes me smile, think or pray (sometimes all three!).
"Invalid Item by Bobturn
         Short, sweet and eloquent entries. I love the honesty and candidness of this writer's thoughts, and he lets us know what's on his mind without holding back!
"Loving Libby by charitykountz
         I find Charity's blog to be interesting, thought-provoking, and inherently REAL.
"Persistent Perseverance by ★𝒦𝓇𝓎𝓈𝒽𝒶★
         I really enjoy hearing about Krysha's life, both with its ups and downs and how it showcases her good attitude.
"Taming the Stars by Satuawany
"Where In The World Is Sum1? by 🛸 Sum1 🗿
         He lets us all travel the globe with him, even though we never leave our homes.
"Bits of Me and Some by Alexi
         It's an interesting look at Alexi's views. It's beautifully presented, too.
"Whiskers and Tails - Continued by Kittiara
         Kit’s blog is varied and interesting. She writes from the heart about a number of subjects, and she is creative and, well, fab.
"Beautiful New World by Elisa-Stik Stuck Inside
         A little-known gem.


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


Best Lyrics
"Begin Again by iKïyå§ama thanks Anon!
"Unsaid by Robert Martin
"Single Guys, Single Guys by celticsea
         I've been reading this writer for some time, and I love the humor and the excellent rhyming of this little Christmas parody! Awesome song that made me laugh!
"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!
         Winner of the "Sing a Song Contest [ASR].
"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling by eyestar-Thanks Anonymous et al
         It's written to the tune of "When Irish eyes are smiling", so it's a fun read!


Best Short Poem, Structured
"A Blade of Grass by Baloney Bill
"Don't Tell by 🔥Kissy's in a Tizzy🔥
         I thought this poem was so funny and creative! I loved it!
"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield by Roseille ♥
         It is understated to look at, but it packs a punch when you read. It's a wonderful message, and it's beautifully written.
"Trusting in faith by Roland King and 🌘 Darleen 🌒
"Abuse by the Wordy Jay
         It's stark and creates a vivid picture of an abusive home. Very moving.
"Autumn Walk on a Sunny Day - Tableau Form by 🌸 PWheeler
         I love the evocative scene-setting Phyllis employs in this little poem. It's a delight to read.
"⭐ Where The Beauty Goes by Roseille ♥
         This simple and beautiful poem is filled with breath-taking imagery.
"October 7, 2019 by ridinghhood--p. boutilier
         Stunning language in this one.


Best Medium-Length Poem, Structured
"Paddling Dream by eyestar-Thanks Anonymous et al
         Beautifully written and full of emotion.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
         Fantastic use of the common measure to write an emotive poem with fabulous vocabulary choices.
"Invalid Item"   [] by A Guest Visitor
"Requiem by NordicNoir
         A beautiful yet haunting piece of poetry.
"Please Don't Fatten the Fowl - 1st Place by MjoShmo
         It’s so clever. It made me smile the moment I saw it. And I love the actual content as much as the form.
"Thunder Cover by Words Whirling 'Round
         An alternative, emotive love story which is beautiful.
"Primordial State by Mari McKee
"Summer Days by BlueJay
         Well done and creative.
"The Gift of Memories by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home!
         Nostalgic and beautiful.
" ✒️📅 Rise and Fall (Form: Double Etheree) by 🌘 Darleen 🌒
         It evokes a lot of emotion.
"Elysium for the Masses by Ray Scrivener
"Elegy For the Neighborhood by Dave
"An Idea Lost by NordicNoir
"Sweet Dreams by Nptparker
         I found this poem written by a newbie very uplifting and encouraging. We all get days when things go wrong and putting them behind before we sleep is the best solution.
"In His Presence by 🛸 Sum1 🗿
         It is beautifully and skillfully written by a gifted writer.
"Cosmos by Chris Breva, M. Div. soon
         It's a great poem that everyone will enjoy reading!
"The Art of Presumption by Dave
"Disillusionment by 🌓 HuntersMoon
"Ode of I by jinks
         It’s a moving look at the mind of someone with depression. It’s very relatable. A great write.
"Friendship by The Ink Maiden~
         This is so moving. It's a beautiful look at friendship, and it's filled with love and warmth.
"The Little Boat in the Ocean by x The T Lady x
         This poem is very inspiring with a wonderful metaphor. It flows well, sounds great when reading aloud, and is something that I think most people can relate to during at least one point in their lives.
"Together by Choconut 🍫
         Rachel's beautiful poem made me want to cry and smile all at once.
"Dancing with Demons by warpedsanity
         Beautiful writing. This poem is so emotive. Really strong writing.
"Pray for Veterans by 🌸 PWheeler
         This is a poignant and thought-provoking poem. A great example of a Rondeau.


Best Long Poem, Structured
"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.
"The Hungover Easter Bunny by Choconut 🍫
         A comical twist on the Easter Bunny, filled with whimsical fantasy.
"Empty Vessels by Roseille ♥
         Emotionally impactful and terrifying all at once
"Let's Fly! by Kittiara
         It’s a great, heartwarming tale. The rhythm is great, and it’s very entertaining.
"'Twas the Night of Some SCREAMS!!!ing by HikerAngel
         Amusing and well written.
"Paper Tygers by Logan
"Pumpkins by Logan


Best Short Poem, Free Verse
"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 🍫
         This little poem just says so much in so few words.
"Memory by eyestar-Thanks Anonymous et al
         It's emotionally powerful, chilling and only 24 syllables.
"Summer's Treasures by blueflowers777
         It's excellent
"Beneath The Maple Tree by NordicNoir
"The Flower I was. by Spiritual Dawning
         Such a gentle, sweet nature to this poem.
"Sight. by Beholden
"Light Everlasting? by glaedrfly


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
         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 by 🌘 Darleen 🌒
         This is a great example of how 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. This is a beautiful, emotional poem. It's a must read.
"One Wrong Turn by Choconut 🍫
         Incredibly written, emotional, and moving.
"One Day by 🔥Kissy's in a Tizzy🔥
         It is stunning, both visually and with its message. It's absolutely beautiful writing.
"All the Things You've Given Me by Emily
         This is a beautiful, well-written poem with beautiful sentiment and imagery.
"Band-Aids and Bullet Holes by IceSkating SugarCube
"Make her happy by Roland King
"Garland of Hearts by LynnPenCakes
"Christmas in July by J.L. O'Dell
"A Christmas Poem for Jesus by 🌸 PWheeler
"Paying the Bills by NordicNoir
         This poem brought a giant-sized lump to my throat. It's incredibly moving. Absolutely beautiful.
"Losing the Light by ♥hOOves 72 Distant Days♥
         This poem brought me to tears. It's so moving and so well written. Absolutely beautiful.
"Not Yet Dawn by NordicNoir
         The poem describes the moments before dawn with an accuracy and clarity that is excellent. Imagery is fresh, original and intense.
"Picking Up the Broken Pieces by LegendaryMasK💔
         An encouraging, uplifting poem of God's goodness and faithfulness.
"Zimbabwe Rain by Beholden
         The imagery in this poem is incredible. It's a fantastic description of nature.
"Journey To The Fountain of Endless Love! by Jaiam
         A tribute to the God of Heaven and Earth, Jehovah.
"In Time, In Time by ♥hOOves 72 Distant Days♥
         Wow. This poem is moving and I couldn't stop thinking about it for days.
"Old Oak Man by Canis Lupis
         This poem was so powerful! I can't stop thinking about it. It nearly brought tears to my eyes. This poem is amazing!
"Tiny Dancer On Our Radio by Canis Lupis
         Beautiful poem.
"Aground by Beholden
"✒️🥈Fragmented by 🌘 Darleen 🌒
"Kites by glaedrfly
"Lest I Forget by the Wordy Jay
         This poem is both beautiful and sad. The last verse is so emotional. It's a great write.
"The Sea by the Wordy Jay
         I love the descriptions of the ferocity of nature. This is a clever, original poem.
"FALL by TrivialMorose
         Won 1st Place at the "Rising to the Challenge! Contest, October.
"The Past Lives On by Bobturn
         This heartfelt verse in dedication to his mother, is not only well written, but holds an important message.
"⭐ Eternal by Roseille ♥
         It's beautiful and moving.
"Personifying pegs talk by S.z.kamoonpuri
         It's the only poem I know of ever written about clothespins. And it's so clever and well-written.
"Grasping at Sanguine Straws by Lostwordsmith
         It grabbed my emotions and has a lot of beautiful alliteration and other poetic devices.
"Marked by Kittiara
         This poem is so emotive. It is brutally honest, and it highlights an often taboo subject.
"Wrecking Ball. by hullabaloo22
         This is a wonderful poem with vivid symbolism and heartfelt emotion.
"The Utopian Misery by Xiea's catching up!
         This is such a positive message. We should all embrace our flaws. This poem is beautifully written.
"Ode to us by Xiea's catching up!
         I really like this poem and the questions it poses. It's thought-provoking, interesting. Nice writing.
"Metamorphosis by Kittiara
"-S-e-c-u-r-e- by Azrael Tseng
"⭐ things vibrant and venomous by Roseille ♥
         The imagery produced and emotion evoked for such a topic was extremely moving.
"You and I by Sally
         This is an emotion-filled look at post-partum depression.


Best Long Poem, Free Verse
"Used Goods by Choconut 🍫
"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.
"If (with apologies to Rudyard Kipling) by Beholden
"The Girl (Never Little) by Choconut 🍫
         This poem grabs the reader and immerses them in the pain the girl expresses. A poem that will undoubtedly resonate with many. The unique structure and formatting really highlighted the emotional sincerity of the piece in a way that struck a chord with me.
"I am not a Victim by Nixie 🦊
         The theme is relevant and shown with potent imagery and voice.
"Waiting for the Charge by Satuawany
         This well-written verse in tribute to their grandmother has layers of meaning. Each time read, a new revolution is found and it is impossible to read without getting a bit teary-eyed. No wonder this was chosen for the first place winner in Honoring the Dead.
"Loving Joyce by warpedsanity
         Wow. This poem left tears in my eyes. It is beautifully written. So emotional. Just ... wow.
"I know... by Kittiara
         Because it's awesome and totally relatable!
"The Everlasting Soldier by Kittiara
         This title is amazing for the piece and I love this poem! It really hits home for me.
"⭐ In Poison Blooms by Roseille ♥
         Have you read this dark beauty? It sent shivers up my spine with its depth and dual meaning.


Best Poetry Collection
"The Wordsmith's Verse by Lostwordsmith
         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
"✒️Shadows in the Light by 🌘 Darleen 🌒
"Poetry Collection | 2019 by Roseille ♥
"Rhythms & Rhymes by Choconut 🍫
         This is a beautiful collection of poetry and I've enjoyed reading many entries and have given quite a few five star reviews.
" Joy of Thanksgiving a spiritual journey by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
         This is the outstanding and beautiful work that she puts forth. She teaches a subject in her writing that in many circles has become taboo, that's spirituality. An inspirational collection.
"Taking My Poetry Public: A Collection by Jim - RIP Covid-19 victims
         This is a fab A-Z of poetic forms. Each poem is beautifully written, and you learn about the forms along the way. Excellent!
"Darkness and Light by Kittiara
         A wonderful collection, not to be missed! Well expressed. Loved it!
"Poetry by HikerAngel
         I like the diversity in the writer's poetry, as well as the subjects she writes about.
"The Daily Pen by Keaton Foster by Keaton Foster: Know My Hell!
"The Army Diaries by Logan


Best Non-Fiction
"Use Your Thoughts Like a Paintbrush by PastorJuan
"A Stray Fort or Two by Beholden
"Dracarys by Cat Voleur
         This is a well thought out essay about a subject Cat is clearly very passionate about. I've never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones, but this essay actually makes me more interested in it. Great writing!
"Whither Faith by Words Whirling 'Round
         This was the round VII. "The 4 Controversies Contest winner. A well-balanced, personal but also bigger-picture conscious write on what FAITH means to him. Great writing and discourse here.
"A Happy Home by Emily
         1st Place at "Holiday Short Story Contest, October 2019
"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 Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee


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,
"Invalid Item by Strega
"Picking Up Pieces by IceSkating SugarCube
         It sent me on a rollercoaster of emotions and that's a difficult task!!
"Independence by Bikerider 10 years!
         This is such a clever piece of flash. Angelo creates a hugely sympathetic main character. I love the ending. I didn't see it coming, but I was really glad it happened.
"Gladly Golightly by Zehzeh
         A delightful piece full of sharp insights and humorous asides. All that and a companion bear that has his own story to tell. And the writing is flawless.
"The Feather by Mastiff
         It was an interesting and creative idea. Oddly, I actually learned from it
"Crustbin Thistlebum by NordicNoir
         Great story! First Place, August 2019 in the "Holiday Short Story Contest.
"Invalid Item by celticsea
         Great story! Third Place, August 2019 in the "Holiday Short Story Contest.
"From Rags to Fairy-ness by Rima:Drowning
         Great story! HM, August 2019 in the "Holiday Short Story Contest.
"The Ambush by Xarthin
         This is a great look at life through a cat's eyes. Amusing and well written.
"James James by Beholden
         This is so entertaining. I love the writing style, the cleverness of the children in the plot. It's fabulous to its core.
"Bad Luck by Beholden
         This made me laugh. It's a great story, really well-written. Slightly gross in places *Laugh*
"Unbound by Myles Abroad
         This is an excellent short piece about family and the trials and tribulations that go along with them!
"The Pink Pumpkin by Nitraits
         Won 1st Place at "Breast Cancer Awareness - Contest & More.
"seven, actually by Charlie Carrol
         Fabulously poetical and powerfully emotional.
"Admiral of the End-of-Days (297 words) by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville
         It's pretty clever and thoughtful!
"The Ring by 🌸 PWheeler
         This is a clever story that goes in a whole different direction to the one I expected. Nice writing, really enjoyable.
"The Forever Wife by Choconut 🍫
         It's well written and an interesting read.
"The V-V-Voice by Angus
         It's creative and interesting and had me curious to the very end. Even after I'm done reading it, I find myself still pondering it.
"Joey The Lion by Lornda
"Jim Beam by Mastiff
         This one is a compelling and emotional story told only in dialogue.
"The Other Place by Kittiara
         This is an interesting story. I knew where it was going and was amused at their ignorance, but then when it came, I was somehow hurt, sad. How stupid. I knew what was going to happen. I figured the fact that it still upset me made it a really good story.
"The Eyes of Death by IceSkating SugarCube
         Very talented newbie with fascinating tales of terror.


Best Short Story (1)
"The Winning Color by Emily
"Beyond Salvation by Ray Scrivener
"Mosquito Island by IceSkating SugarCube
         This a very well written story of terror written by a very good author!
"A Long Time Coming by Sorji is querying!:)
"The End by Ray Scrivener
         I think this plot would be every horror writer's nightmare. I loved the set-up and execution the story line. Very creatively frightening.
"Loving Faith by Bobturn
         This story was a very creative entry in the Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest.
"A Diamond in the Dust by TheHuntress is Finding Herself
         The writing is absolutely beautiful. It's so descriptive and so immersive. It's also a fantastic story of personification. Love it!
"Dream Stuff by normajean Quarantined Queen
         I love how this writer presented this story of a dream within a dream, and the ending couldn't have been any better!
"A Mind for Sale by jdennis
         A unique and clever idea.
"✒️ The Sun & The Moon by 🌘 Darleen 🌒
         What an original story! I really felt for the sun and moon, and that's not something I was expecting!
"Out of the Blue by A E Willcox
         Romance, treasure, and a desert island. What more could we want? This is a lovely story with two great characters.
"Moon Cathedral by Beholden
         Wow. Breathtaking description. I loved the way I explored the old cathedral along with the main character. Unexpected, but fab, ending.
"Deuces by charitykountz
         I love this story. It almost makes me want to learn how to play poker. I love the tension in this story. It's an exciting read.
"We All Must Surrender by charitykountz
         A moving account of love between parent and child in the toughest situation. I really enjoyed this.
"Ready to Fall by Beholden
         It is very well thought out and equally well written.
"Goodbye Junk Food, Hello Health! by Choconut 🍫
         It was easy to relate to, with a surprisingly inspirational ending that caught me off guard and gave me hope.
"The Castle Wakes by trailerpark bodhisattva
         An eerie reading experience that deserves to be recognized properly.
"The Last Temple of the Moon by Sorji is querying!:)
         A wonderful story about the relationship between a mother and the daughter.
"The Sandman by NordicNoir
         This is an amazing and hauntingly beautiful tale told by an outstanding writer!
"The Appointment by James F Martin
"Cry Wolf! by HikerAngel
         I've followed this spectacular author since the day she joined, and her talent for FF and short stories always amazes me!
"Alterations by Beem Weeks
"Invalid Item by Bobturn
         Written for a 24 hour contest, this little tale of female empowerment creates a deliciously wicked atmosphere and packs quite a plot into a 1500-word horror story.
"Le Duc de Montblanc by Jim - RIP Covid-19 victims
         A great story, written with humour and just the right amount of gore. Fabulous!
"The Last Chance Saloon by Jim - RIP Covid-19 victims
         This story made me smile, big time! It's a clever idea, and I love ending!
"Pennies by L.A. Grawitch
         Well written and emotional! Very touching!
"Ailurophobia by ForeverDreamer
"Imposing Memories by Schnujo
         A touching tale.
"The Perfect Assistant by J.B. Ezar
         The atmosphere drew me in and the twist made me go *Ha*! Good, solid writing.
"Interstitial by Roseille ♥
         It's heart-wrenching in one direction and so very buoyant in the other. Beautiful writing and characters.
"The Seven Wonders of the Universe by Tobber
         A touching tale well-told in an interesting format.
"Sleeping Harvest by Roseille ♥
         Concrete imagery in flawless writing.
"Hallowed by Laurie Razor


Best Short Story (2)
"✒️🥇Reignited by 🌘 Darleen 🌒
"Phoenix by Azrael Tseng
"~ The Apostle John Reminisces ~ by ruwth
"The Unlikely Ascension of Judith Brock by John Yossarian
         This science fiction short story won a Gold Award in the Other Worlds Contest. The author is a great storyteller and his writing is constantly improving.
"The Burial Box by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home!
         It's a clever plot which is really moving. The characters are so real. It's just beautiful writing. This is a fantastic and frightening Halloween story written by an author who just keeps getting better!
"✒️🥈 All Hallow's Eve by 🌘 Darleen 🌒
         This author's imagination has no bounds, and this is a perfect example of how creative her dark mind works! This author has a very distinctive writing style, and her stories are always over the top!
"Solstice At Avebury by Choconut 🍫
         Sweet and romantic piece.
"Woods of the Willamette by Mastiff


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!
"Invalid Item by Dalimer Corwyn
         This took 1st Place in "'SCREAMS!!!' HALLOWEEN CONTEST!. I've been reading this author's work for some time now, and they are in a class all by themselves! It's an incredibly well written horror story by a very talented horror writer!
"Something Like a Countdown by Elisa-Stik Stuck Inside
"Tri-tours by Dark Lady
         The world-building and characters in this are unique and beautiful.
"A Day at the Office by HikerAngel


Best Chapter
"The Wayside - Chapter One by Roseille ♥
         This item is well written and creative. I enjoy her descriptions like "the snick of the door." I want to read more.
"A Lifetime of Firsts ~ Chapter One by Richard ~ RL Bites!
         A different take on the whole "robots becoming sentient" angle, making it fresh and interesting, and drawing one in to want to read the rest of the novel.
"Chapter One Discussing the Obvious by rinsoxy
         The universe she's created interests and scares me. It's a fun combination.
"Sally, Interrupted (Working Title) by Sallyrhobson
"Embrace by Reminiscence


Best Novel or Novella
"Time And Time Again by 🛸 Sum1 🗿
         It's a very creative story. I like how it unfolded and where it went.
"Tell Me It's Real by Satuawany
         Because the writing is stunning and the characters are so fleshed out it feels like they are real.
"Kate & Asa by Satuawany
"Prism by Dark Lady
         This story feels like it's real, in spite of the vampire. Has one of my favorite endings of any item I've read.
"The End by Bobturn
         It's a wonderful work with a wonderful message! ;)


Best Short Story Collection
"✒️ Black Labyrinth by 🌘 Darleen 🌒
         A well-thought out collection of stories that are carefully integrated into a larger overarching story. This is a creative, imaginative collection of interconnecting stories.
"Murmurationis Cotidie by Cat Voleur
         Some great horror-ful stories in this collection. It's very creative.
"Everything Must Go by Choconut 🍫
         Rachel pens a frightfully-engaging collection of dark tales.
"Short Prose Compilation by Roseille ♥
         She has such a wonderful way with words, especially in her descriptions.
"Library of Nightmares by Ray Scrivener


Best Mixed Collection
"Tales by Bobturn
          I've been reading this author's work since the day he joined WdC, and like fine wine, he has gotten a LOT better!
"ruwth is writing... by ruwth
"contest entries by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
         I probably love this so much because there are patriotic items.
"All Kinds of Genre by Prosperous Snow
         She has a wonderful variety of items.
"Awardicon Items by Prosperous Snow
         There are some pretty awesome items in this folder!
"► Newer Creative Works ◄ by Roseille ♥
         She's just a great writer! I love her stuff!
"DAILY FLASH AND WRITER'S CRAMP ENTRIES by Thankful Sonali WDC POWER!


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Overall Awards:
categories that either fall into both preceding divisions or neither; must have been created or reasonably active in 2019.



Best Action/Adventure:
"Noticing Newbies by The StoryMistress
"To Catch A Unicorn by Azrael Tseng
"The Fantastic Warriors by BIG BAD WOLF Is Hoping
"The Winning Color by Emily
"A Mind for Sale by jdennis
"Moon Cathedral by Beholden
"Le Duc de Montblanc by Jim - RIP Covid-19 victims
"Phoenix by Azrael Tseng
"A Lifetime of Firsts ~ Chapter One by Richard ~ RL Bites!


Best Adult and Erotica:
"Ode to us by Xiea's catching up!
"Used Goods by Choconut 🍫
"Content Survey by HikerAngel
"Cry Wolf! by HikerAngel
"In & Out Addicts Anonymous by Ms. Penguin
"Poetry by HikerAngel
"The Daily Pen by Keaton Foster by Keaton Foster: Know My Hell!
"House of Sensual Prose by PurplePrincess
"Embrace by Reminiscence


Best Animal and Pets:
"Please Don't Fatten the Fowl - 1st Place by MjoShmo
"Oh Joyful Day by Carol St. Ann
"The Hungover Easter Bunny by Choconut 🍫
"Waiting for sleep by 🏳‍🌈 Me ~ Duf ♏
"A Christmas Poem for Jesus by 🌸 PWheeler
"A Happy Home by Emily
"The Ambush by Xarthin
"Woods of the Willamette by Mastiff
"Owl sig by Roland King
"Joey The Lion by Lornda
"The Other Place by Kittiara
"three legged deer by eyestar-Thanks Anonymous et al


Best Arts, Music and Hobby/Craft:
"My Heart by Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee
"C-Note City by Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee
"Minja's Sig Shop by ~Minja~
"Invalid Item by Bobturn
"Sharmelle's Expressions: Valentine's Day by Sharmelle's Expressions
"Open Expression: A Poetry Contest by Sally
"Invalid Item by Bobturn
"All Kinds of Genre by Prosperous Snow
"Awardicon Items by Prosperous Snow
"Book Sharing by Cubby ~ No Place Like Home!
"Deuces by charitykountz
"The Soundtrack of Your Life Challenge by Jeff
"Life's Needle Drop by Charlie 🌈
"Herding Cats & Squirrel Tracks by Jayne
"Barrel of Monkeys by Jeff
"Tiny Dancer On Our Radio by Canis Lupis
"Arctic Hell by Hannah ♫♥♫
"Bakeries (Cake) by Jellyfish~Locked Down!
"Picking Up Pieces by IceSkating SugarCube
"✒️ Black Labyrinth by 🌘 Darleen 🌒
"Everything Must Go by Choconut 🍫


Best Children's and Young Adult:
"Sweet Dreams by Nptparker
"Oh Joyful Day by Carol St. Ann
"I Want To Be A Unicorn by 🌓 HuntersMoon
"To Catch A Unicorn by Azrael Tseng
"Crustbin Thistlebum by NordicNoir
"From Rags to Fairy-ness by Rima:Drowning
"The Last Temple of the Moon by Sorji is querying!:)
"seven, actually by Charlie Carrol
"Alterations by Beem Weeks


Best Comedy:
"LUCKY BONES GAME 2019 - Now Closed by Hannah ♫♥♫
"Please Don't Fatten the Fowl - 1st Place by MjoShmo
"An Idea Lost by NordicNoir
"The Hungover Easter Bunny by Choconut 🍫
"NaPoWriMo/24 Syllables Entry, Day 28 ~ Seminal by Choconut 🍫
"Fortunately/Unfortunately by deemac
"Bah Humbug! by Kittiara and ~Dragon~
"Single Guys, Single Guys by celticsea
"Waiting for sleep by 🏳‍🌈 Me ~ Duf ♏
"A Tiny Black Beetle by Beholden
"Rhythms & Rhymes by Choconut 🍫
"A Stray Fort or Two by Beholden
"Arctic Hell by Hannah ♫♥♫
"Gladly Golightly by Zehzeh
"Invalid Item by celticsea
"Bad Luck by Beholden
"Goodbye Junk Food, Hello Health! by Choconut 🍫
"The Appointment by James F Martin
"Something Like a Countdown by Elisa-Stik Stuck Inside
"Tales by Bobturn
"International Comedy by Robert Waltz
"Talking Turkey by Robert Waltz
"In & Out Addicts Anonymous by Ms. Penguin
"Lucky Limerick Contest by 🌸 PWheeler
"Joey The Lion by Lornda


Best Community:
"Spreading rays of sunshine... by Lilli ☕
"Anniversary Reviews by 🛸 Sum1 🗿
"Question of the Day! by Lilli ☕
"Rising Stars Book Club by Lilli ☕
"WhataLand by Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee
"Community Recognition Assist by Andy~~getting back to WDC
"Favorite Type of Writing by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)
"Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2019 by Soldier_Mike
"C-Note City by Whatas Offly-Iffy TeeHee
"The Laughing Turtle Image Shop by Hannah ♫♥♫
"The Gnome Adventures Fundraiser ~ Closed by Sharmelle's Expressions
"The Rockin' Reviewers by Hannah ♫♥♫
"Bits of Me and Some by Alexi
"The Great WDC Lucky Bag Giftaway!-CLOSED by Jellyfish~Locked Down!
"Secret Santa - CLOSED by Legerdemain
"Three Word Mayhem! by Jay
"Discworld Word Search by Kittiara
"WdC's 19th Birthday! by Lilli ☕
"CNY 2019 picture by ~Dragon~
"GP Pranked by Maryann
"Thanksgiving Blessings Raffle Forum by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
"The WDC Angel Army by iKïyå§ama thanks Anon!
"WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group by Maryann
"Where Characters Never Seem to Go! by Fyn
"Keeping Negativity Out of the Pool by Northernwrites
"Spring Super Power Newsletter by Maryann
"A Few Tips by eyestar-Thanks Anonymous et al
"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
"Pop-Poetry Contest by Lilli ☕
"Winter Fun Raffle by A E Willcox


Best Crime/Gangster, Mystery and Detective:
"The Fantastic Warriors by BIG BAD WOLF Is Hoping
"Frosty, the Hard-Nosed Hit Man by Dave
"The Feather by Mastiff
"Wdc 19th Birthday Masquerade Party by Brooke-Thanks Anonymous! :)
"A Lifetime of Firsts ~ Chapter One by Richard ~ RL Bites!


Best Cultural, Folklore, Mythology, Regional and Travel:
"The Art of Presumption by Dave
"Elysium for the Masses by Ray Scrivener
"CNY 2019 picture by ~Dragon~
"Happy Mid-Autumn Festival by ~Dragon~
"Share Your Faith by Kittiara
"Chinese New Year Celebration by ~Dragon~
"Let's Fly! by Kittiara
"One Day by 🔥Kissy's in a Tizzy🔥
"Not Yet Dawn by NordicNoir
"Marked by Kittiara
"The Everlasting Soldier by Kittiara
"A Stray Fort or Two by Beholden
"Kona Coffee Crossword by Emily
"How The Devil Learnt To Dance by Azrael Tseng
"Frosty, the Hard-Nosed Hit Man by Dave
"Ailurophobia by ForeverDreamer
"Invalid Item by Bobturn
"FALL by TrivialMorose
"The Unicorn and the Rabbit by everyjones
"✒️ The Sun & The Moon by 🌘 Darleen 🌒
"When Irish Eyes Are Smiling by eyestar-Thanks Anonymous et al
"-S-e-c-u-r-e- by Azrael Tseng
"Where In The World Is Sum1? 🛸 Sum1 🗿