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List of nominees for the 14th annual Quill Awards (2020 edition)
Note that this is the 2020 nominations list. Click here for other years

Nominations close at the end of January 2021. To nominate someone, please use the "2021 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 2020


Best Forum (Non-Contest)
"The Contest Challenge by Schnujo
         Schnujo's challenge gets many actually entering contests each month, the rewards are amazing and it does a great job of highlighting at least 36 contests a year!
"I Write in 2020 by Annette
         I Write is in its 3rd consecutive year, encouraging weekly writing, weekly entering a WDC contest, weekly review and promotes participation in WDC Official Contests. This forum has it all and is managed in a consistent and timely manner with over 25 very active participants.
"Spreading Rays of Sunshine... CLOSED by Lilli ☕
         It is a wonderful, selfless activity contributing a great spirit of kindness to WDC. An uplifting event, spreading smiles around the site.
"Anniversary Reviews by Same Ol' Sum1
         The forum explains everything wonderfully and it's well organized. The forum encourages members to do something that brightens many a day during a WdCer's account anniversary month. Great idea, great execution, and great staying power!
"The Happiness Port Project by Sunnie
         It's very motivating to just create something simple every day for a year. Doing something consistently for a period of time isn't easy and it's a nice activity within the community. Spreads the warmth around WDC.
"A Writing Exercise by A E Willcox
         The forum offers an entertaining way for writers to improve their craft through writing exercises.
"EXPRESS IT IN EIGHT by Solace.Bring
         This wonderful activity encourages poetry writing with consistently thoughtful prompts and positive reinforcement.
"Ninja Monkey Headquarters by Tina Stone
         It brings fun and positivity to WdC without people taking credit.
"Promptly Poetry Challenge by Lilli ☕
         This is a fantastic new poetry challenge with a wide variety of inspiring prompts, great rewards, and a compassionate and perfectly involved leader who motivates us with kindness and generosity.
"Early to Bed, Early to Rise Challenge by 🌸 pwheeler away until 3/9
         Phyllis is the leader and she does a remarkable job of encouraging and cheering on the group members and loves to reward them for participation. It makes a wonderful difference for the members.
"JAFBG by Elle
         So, here's a blog forum unlike your typical blog forum. It's a bit edgy, so be warned, but it has its place. Sometimes you just need to be able to not be so nice.
"October NaNoWriMo Prep Challenge by Brandiwyn🎶
         Because so many of us couldn't do NaNo without Prep!
"The Happiness Port Project by Ice Skatin' Jessica is 15
         I think Jessica's idea of looking for happiness in everyday moments was especially needed in 2020, and this activity was a reminder that many of us needed.
"Book Sharing by Cubby✏️
"Writing.Com Reading Challenge by ~Minja~
"Dew Drop Inn by Katya the Poet
"NaNoWriMo Write-A-Thon by Jeff


Best Campfire, In & Out, or Interactive
"Feed me a Line! by 🌑 Darleen is writing
         A fun idea, and I think there are even further possibilities for collaboration based on this item.
"Tracking Horcruxes by eyestar~
         Amazing team efforts and incredibly fan fiction!
"Harry Potter and the Mystified Muggle by Emily
         Amazing team efforts and awesome imagination for a fan fiction.
"Hunting for Horcruxes by Andy~2021 has to be better
         Awesome team efforts and amazing fan fiction!
"The Book of Masks by Seuzz
         Excellent writing that makes the characters real in their environment and the situations that happen. Separate storylines may branch with a single author, but the overall stories work together. There's in-depth background behind it all to hold it together like any novel or group of shorts.
"Lifestyle, Anything Goes Campfire 2020 by Princess Megan Rose
         Sometimes a campfire can document something amazing and even memorable if it is kept up faithfully every day as this one was. It can provide a glimpse back in a year in the life when things have changed so dramatically as they did in 2020. And it can give someone something to remember and hold on to when there is a loss in that year.
"You gotta see this! by Elle
         Such a great idea for an In & Out! Why didn't I see this before?


Best Single-Person Activity
"A Word Search About Our Veterans... by Jenn Webster
         It's fun and interesting.
"Soul to Soul by Fractions of Krista
         Everyone needs a little help every now and then but most don't like to admit it. This solves the problem and spreads hope.
"A WDC Friend in Need by Charlie 🌈
         I loved the way this enabled people to spread love and goodwill on the site.
"October Themed Wordsearch by A E Willcox


Best Shop
"Christmas Greetings by Tina Stone
         The cnotes are widely varied and reasonably priced and she even has a merit badge incentive if you send enough of them. It looks well done and easy to use.
"Lilli's Gift Shop by Lilli ☕
         Simple, straight-forward shop for all your MB and awardicon needs.
"Rach's Chocolate Emporium by Choconut
         There's something for everyone here! I love the variety!
"Flight of Fantasy Custom Signature Shop by A E Willcox
         Amanda does beautiful work, and she's my go-to person for images.
"SuperPower Gift Shop by Lornda


Best New Contest
"The Walking Dead ~ Zombie Attack by Gaby
         It's exactly what you'd expect from a Gaby-event - challenging and lots of fun.
"Wonderland by iKïyå§ama
         It was a challenging, fun, and interesting contest that lasted an entire month. Lots of fun and mind-bending exercises. The creativity behind this contest was beyond compare.
"Monsters Under The Bed by Lilli ☕
"Harry Potter and the Writers' Spell by Xiea
         It was about 2 months long and required a lot of thinking and planning. Plus, when things weren't going well, they regrouped and improved things, openly seeking opinions. They were encouraging and reminded us of upcoming deadlines. They had a variety of things for us to do as well. It was a great exercise!
"The Whatever Contest by Schnujo
         It's unique, challenging, unpredictable but also extremely rewarding.
"Marketing Muse by Fractions of Krista
         Unique and fun contest that's open to everyone.
"The Lighthouse Short Story Contest by LegendaryMask💗
         I am not too much into writing short stories as of yet, but I think it's a great religious short Story Contest for members here at writing.com.
"Journalistic Intentions by Elisa, Bunny Stik
"Thankful Poetry Contest by 🌸 pwheeler away until 3/9
"Poetry Topic of the Month Contest by Shar ~ Happy St. Patrick's Day


Best Contest
"Oriental Poetry Contest by Chris Breva AKA Marvin Schrebe
         Tinker gives the entries informative and educational reviews that take this from being "just" a contest to being an outstanding learning opportunity. The time and care that Tinker put into it make this contest especially great.
"SCREAMS!!! by Fangus
         This is an extremely well run daily contest with wonderful prompts and participation.
"The Lodestar Contest by Satuawany
         This contest gave me the nudge I needed to improve my portfolio. It's very encouraging and inspirational!
"The Soundtrack of Your Life Challenge by Jeff
         A well-run event that I look forward to every year.
"WEIRD TALES CONTEST by Beacon-Light Forever and W.D.Wilcox
         Originality, quality, consistency, and fun.
"Poetic Traditions Poetry Contest by Brenpoet
         Competitive entries, prompt judging, generous awards. Showcases the best of traditional poetry.
"30-Day Blogging Challenge by Fivesixer
"A Story-Poem Contest!!! by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
         People like it and it covers two forms of writing at one time.
"Spirits At Lighthouses Contest by Beacon-Light Forever
         An interesting contest with clear, concise directions. This reduces the anxiety of entering. Fun prompts.
"The Writer's Cramp by Sophy v.2021
         For more than 19 years and onward, this contest provides a reliable place to write and read other writers, using a daily prompt for short stories and poems.
"No Dialogue Contest by QPdoll
"The Lighthouse Poetry Contests by LegendaryMask💗
"Roots & Wings Contest by GeminiGem🎱
"Shadows and Light Poetry Contest by Choconut
"Second Time Around Contest by Choconut
"Show, Don't Tell Contest by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈 & Carol St.Ann
"The Weekly Quickie Contest by Dawn Embers
"Twisted Tales Contest by Arakun the Twisted Raccoon
"Write from the Heart - Poetry (CLOSED) by Lilli ☕
"Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest by Jim: "Happy St. Patty's Day!"
"Dark Dreamscapes Poetry Contest by 🌑 Darleen is writing
"DreamTime Dragon's Poem Contest by eyestar~
"24 Syllables by Lostwordsmith
         This is my favorite poetry contest to enter, and the one I enter most often. It's clear and simple, yet challenging and fun. The judge and host comes up with new prompts several times a week and always keeps things interesting.


Best Raffle/Auction
"The Four Seasons Auction by Rhoswen - Goal Reacher
         She does a great job on this auction every year.
"The RAOK Raffle! by Xiea
"ONE SIZE FITS ALL RAFFLE iS OPeN by dog pack:saving4 premium renew
         It's great to have something open all year round! So convenient when I need to buy tickets for something!
"Go Bananas Raffle And Contest! - CLOSED! by Richard Is Very Thankful!
         It was the must fun raffle ever! There were extra games, surprise bonuses, sales, a contest within a contest and all kinds of fun. And the owner generously contributed heavily to the prizes. I liked that there were varying levels of tickets and they all had a cohesive theme. I liked the design of the page too. Super job!
"Jim's Special Give-a-Way Raffle (Closed) by Jim: "Happy St. Patty's Day!"


Best New Group
"WDC Writers University by Jim: "Happy St. Patty's Day!"
         As a newbie to both this site and writing, I appreciate the ease of connecting with those that are willing to help me improve. It's difficult, and sometimes embarrassing, to ask for help, but this eliminated any worries I had.
"Dreamweaver Bar & Grill by Richard Is Very Thankful!
"Cards of Love by LegendaryMask💗
         Because 2020 is a sucky year and Teresa created this group to spread positivity. I think the "Cards of Love" group is worth a nomination because we are able to greet others in the mail with greeting cards while they are down with some uplifting greetings to cheer them up.
"The Word Warriors by Fractions of Krista
         A prayer group is always needed and even though this is a small one it has been very responsive and helpful. I can't even begin to tell you how much this means to me.
"Take up Your Cross by Chris Breva AKA Marvin Schrebe
         We are studying God's word and learning what others think too. There are no judgments.
"Space Blog by Chris Breva AKA Marvin Schrebe
         Chris has worked hard to start this group. He wants others to blog and branch out in their blogging experiences. He is a good, active member and wanted to do this group to give back to others.


Best Group
"WYRM by WYRM
         he group promotes quality reviews and helps writers of speculative fiction to continuously improve through honest and encouraging feedback.
"WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group by Maryann
"TLC Support Group by Patrece~
         It is a wonderful, caring group designed to help people reach their health goals. Patrece, the leader, is supportive, kind, and devoted to the group. There's a nice diversity among the members and she has fun challenges to encourage and motivate us.
"The Snail Mail Group by Elle
         Because we all need to feel connected to others and this is a great way to do just that!
"The Book Club by ~Minja~
         As writers, we need to read more and this group helps encourage us to do so.
"The Writer's Cramp Judges Group by Sophy v.2021
         This group has been dedicated to judging The Writers Cramp for more than 19 years. Group members come and go, but the dedication to writing stays the same.


Best Blog
"Mary's Golden Moments by Cheddah
"What I'm Talkin' 'Bout by Jeff
"These Are My JOTtings, Part #2 by Jay O'Toole
         I believe Jay's dedication and inspiring words are worthy of recognition.
"Are You Listening??? by Charlie 🌈
"Complex Numbers by Robert Waltz
         Thought-provoking while remaining conversational, sharp writing while remaining entertaining, and consistent entries while retaining an engaging, enthusiastic demeanour. On top of that, Robert goes out his way to directly engage his readers via the comments. One of the 'must-read' blogs on WdC.
"The Art of Psycho Therapy... by bob county
         He adds politics and humor to make things more interesting, even if I don't always agree with him.
"Write One Page Every Day by Sunnie
         She's consistent, does a great job of recording, and is basically a wonderful representative of what we all should strive to be as writers.
"The Peace of Christ by Eric Wharton
"Writings in the Sand by Ned
"The Definition of Insanity by Miranda_EatingCookies
         It's a fun look into a teenager's mind. I hope she doesn't take offense to that, but I do enjoy the peek.
"The Road To Elle by Elle
         A fun variety of things from day to day - lists, commentaries, book reviews, etc.
"One Amazing Life by Charity Marie
"Porthole by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville
"Invalid Item by lizco252isback
         Both entertaining and educational!
"Taming the Stars by Satuawany
"PORCH PONDERINGS by Queen NormaJean is in a wonder
"Three Score and Ten by Fathertymme, Winter Edition

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Static Awards:
must be static items created in 2020 unless otherwise noted


Best Lyrics (not judged due to insufficient nominations)
"Goodbye 2020 by Pesky Amanda A.K.A. LadyNazlia
         I enjoyed the words and beat this rap song had.
"Consumed by Fractions of Krista


Best Short Poem, Structured
"A Talk With Time by Lilliy Loidd 🪔
"Gogyohka (untitled) by Satuawany
"🔥 Miss Blair by Fractions of Krista
"The Charming Season by Solace.Bring
         This is an enjoyable poem that I admire and has great rhythm to it.
"⭐ mother holds her breath by Roseille ♥
"Week 1 7 Lines / 7 Days by Tinker
"You'll always love me yesterday by Hera
"Sands of Iwo Jima ~ dedicated to my dad by Nixie
         This brought a lump to my throat. So much emotion and love in so few words.
"The death of color by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
         It is a hot topic in the news and it shows her love of humanity.
"Rainy Blessing by 🌸 pwheeler away until 3/9
"All Around by Satuawany
"My Lipogram by celticsea
         This poem gave me a chuckle. It was fun to read.
"Gadzooks! by Words Whirling 'Round


Best Medium-Length Poem, Structured
"A Kind Thief by HikerAngel
"The Message in the Music by HikerAngel
"⭐ Lullaby on Genocide by Roseille ♥
         Excellent imagery. Confronts a difficult - and important - truth.
"My Ever After by iKïyå§ama
         An inspirational poem filled with beautiful imagery.
"He Walks With Me, quill nominated 2020 by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
         It is truly a beautiful poem, with raw emotion.
"A pitter-patter of nothingness by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville
         It reads as though the author had painted the scene. I loved it!
"Farewell, for Now- Nom. 2020 Quill Award by Thaddeus Buxton Winthrop
         It is full of emotion and has an important message.
"Beach Walk Blues by Cubby✏️
         t is so beautiful, a colorful description of a walk along a beach.
"Crazy Love by Words Whirling 'Round
         It tells a hilarious story in fourteen lines.
"Oh Dad! by celticsea
         It's hilarious and actually made me laugh out loud.
"true colors by Nicole Washington
"The Last to Fall by Solace.Bring
"The End by Robert Waltz
         Describing the times perfectly.
"REVENGE OR JUSTICE by Monty
         I really enjoyed the story this poem told.
"The Delights of the Day by Ned
"AMERICAN SOLDIER. by Monty
         Such a touching and patriotic poem.
"He died a thousand times by eyestar~


Best Long Poem, Structured (not judged due to insufficient nominations)
"Avatars by Logan
"Moclips by Words Whirling 'Round
         I love the rhythm and the imagery and the way it tells a familiar story.
"Months of Flames by Jeff


Best Short Poem, Free Verse
"Medley of Memories by Solace.Bring
"Up in the old apple tree by Ned
         This poem has the charming mood of childhood nostalgia -- time spent in a favorite place.
"Hands by Beholden
         This is a poem of self-acceptance.
"Inside Out by Ned
"The Promise of a Woman Quill Nom. by Nixie
         This describes women so beautifully. I especially love women described as waves upon the sand--very creative!
"Invalid Entry by SB Musing
"About a Bird's Song by Roari ∞ Orbits Isiterra❄
         It's such a calm and peaceful poem. Plus, it's cool that it doesn't use any E's, but doesn't feel at all forced.
"Karma by sindbad
"~ My Supplication ~ by ruwth
"Yawn of Night by Blueyez
"Going On by Words Whirling 'Round
"Solitude by Jeff
"On Being by 🌓 HuntersMoon


Best Medium-Length Poem, Free Verse
"Invalid Item by bride
         I think it's a really interesting poem. It makes me want to read it again and get that deeper meaning she teased me with.
"Clickity Clack... Clickity Clack... by LegendaryMask💗
"Source of Fear aka Or Maybe I'm Alone [13+] by Cinn
         Cinn's back, and writing powerful poetry.
"Float by Emily
"The Carousel by Nixie
"Homage à Pookie by Beholden
         Simply beautiful. Besides, I feel that Pookie would approve.
"In Training by Satuawany
"It is Finished, quill 2020 nominee by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
         It is beautifully written.
"Linked by In Dark There's Safety, Brian
"Acquisition by In Dark There's Safety, Brian
"All Is Well With My Soul by 💙 Carly - BLUE!!💙
"Abandoned Piano by Floyd Bellinger
         I love the imagery in this poem, so evocative.
"Night Thoughts by Beholden
         A beautifully written and touching look at the simple joys of love.
"One Last Time by Lilli ☕
         This is a beautiful, thought-provoking poem. So meaningful, especially to anyone who has given thought to losing someone.
"Nana by Ned
         This poem is so moving. I had tears in my eyes by the end of it. It is a beautifully written poem.
"Dangerous Angel Deep by 🎈CrisMiss🎈
"Had Time Stood Still 2020 by jabberwocky
"The Scent of Christmas by Choconut
"Facing the Shadows by Ned
"Stardust by jabberwocky
"I lost the moon by LostGhost: Seeking & Learning
         It really touched me. I felt for the writer, missing the opportunity to speak with the moon.
"The Man at The Bus Stop by Gio Kingsbury
"⭐ My Mother's Museum by Roseille ♥
"⭐ New Blue by Roseille ♥
"Ravyn by LegendaryMask💗
         She took a few simple descriptions and managed to capture the essence of the girl. Young Adult poetry is a rare find. This is a gem that should be shown off.
"The Stuff of Dreams by Solace.Bring
"Looping Wall by Solace.Bring
"One of Us by Pip
         I don't typically enjoy reading poems, but this one rang true for me and it made sense as well.
"Pyroglyphics by Fivesixer
         This poem touched me.
"The Virus by Fivesixer
         This is an interesting take on the current situation.
"the blue markings by In Dark There's Safety, Brian
         The emotion packs a huge punch. The descriptions are filled with love. I could picture the scene so well. It's absolutely beautifully written.
"Just Because He's Black by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
"Weeping Willow, by Innerlight sharing her heart
"Relic of a Bygone Age by AngieR
"Your Country Needs You! by hullabaloo22
"Barbie by jabberwocky
"Invalid Entry by SB Musing
"Leave Me Lying Here by Emily
"An End in the Middle [18+] by Cinn
"Record breaker by Charlie 🌈
"Conversation by Fyn -
"Two Halves by Choconut
"Pink [262] by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville
"Don't Give Up by Alexi
         Such lovely words and lovely flow...


Best Long Poem, Free Verse
"⭐ Tell Me Again by Roseille ♥
"Kernel by Emily
"Threads by jabberwocky
"⭐ Confession of an Invisible Girl by Roseille ♥
"Where Does a Poem Live? by Fyn -
         It's the most philosophical poem I remember ever reading about writing.
"Brothers, Buddies - All by Fyn -
         It made me cry, told a fantastic story and was very well written.
"Once More With Feeling by Ned
"A Kind by Fivesixer
"Invalid Entry by SB Musing


Best Poetry Collection
"Antithetical 📝 Jottings by RenownPoet by In Dark There's Safety, Brian
         Some absolutely fabulous pieces in here.
"An EyeStar View by eyestar~
         Beautiful poetry gems for 2020.
"World By Design by Fivesixer
         He has an interesting voice and perspective in his poems that I find gives me a need to read and reread his poetry.
"Preoccupied with Poetry by Solace.Bring
"RSVP Poetry (wRitten So Very Promptly) by Ned
"Random Acts of Poetry by Ned
"Poetic Notions by 🌸 pwheeler away until 3/9
"Dark Moon: The Void by 🌑 Darleen is writing
"Where Poetry Takes Me ... by Choconut


Best Short Non-Fiction
"Share Your Faith Prompt: "More Difficult to Love Yourself" by Jay O'Toole
"Life Made Me by Intuey
"Dear Me by Jayne
         Jayne has an engaging and tremendously interesting writer's voice which is very clear in her Dear Me entries each year.
"Paroxysmal Paradox by Fractions of Krista
          I can't stop thinking about it. Although it's not something I'd normally read, it resonates with me. I admire the raw honesty and vulnerability the author has shared. This item made me stop and think about someone close to me. It opened my eyes.
"Old Times in Rural Alabama by Casey
         In this remarkable and engaging entry for The Writer's Cramp I was transported back in time to the 1930s. One of the best memoirs of that era that I've read anywhere.
"A Childhood Memory by Sidney D.
         Found it interesting and well written.
"Sir Thomas Malthus by proton69
         It's an interesting article that was both educational and alarming.
"Lillian, at Fourteen (1908 - 1922) by Ned
"Shattered Tranquility by Miranda_EatingCookies
         This is a fantastic work. The detail and description is really impressive and not matched by many more experienced writers.
"Bye, Dad by Zhen
         Very poignant.
"Images of Hope by Crow
         In a few simple words, it brings home to us an important fact about humanity.


Best Non-Fiction Collection (not judged due to insufficient nominations)
"Ring Rusted by Steven, Rejected By All
         This is a fascinating look at pro wrestling in Australia! I loved it!


Best Flash Fiction
"Breathe by Roseille ♥
         This is breathtaking. The descriptions are some of the best I've read, and the emotions are taut and so well written. It's absolutely beautiful.
"Graceful Soup by Solace.Bring
"Chicken Noodle Soup by flyfishercacher
"~ Soup's On! ~ by ruwth
"ZANAMON by Fangus
         A fun and clever piece.
"Five Simple Steps [177.11] (298 words) by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville
"Railway to nowhere? by Soldier_Mike 🎺
"The Hall Closet by Mastiff
"Być Gwiazdą (To be a star) (297w) [35] by Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville
"An Earworm by Beholden
         I've been reading this author's stories for quite some time, and he only gets better with time!
"Androgynous Pride by Brae
         Well written and engaging.
"Sweet Friendship by Choconut
"Hoax of a Crisis by iKïyå§ama
"The Lucky Ones by T.J.Gunn
"Invalid Item by Rich
         This is a well-written story told from the perspective of the husband of a breast cancer victim which is unusual and very powerful.
"A Christmas Visit by hullabaloo22
         Heartwarming and very touchy!
"Orange's story by proton69
"Blue Easter Eggs by Mastiff
         The prompt was "blue" and he used blue so many times in so many hidden ways, it was a lot of fun to try to find all the subtle references.
"A HOLIDAY TO REMEMBER by dog pack:saving4 premium renew
         Such an intriguing story--I literally read the genres chosen to see if it was non-fiction because it seemed so real to me.
"Solstice Day by Words Whirling 'Round
         Such a genius idea! The story is great as well, but I really love how it so clearly explains the idea of a new calendar and time-keeping system. It won me over!
" Holiday with a differenceby jaya
         This story gave me a chill at the end--a good chill. It also made me hungry.
"Hate Day by Maineiac
         What a great idea for a holiday! I love this!
"The Three Jacks by W.D.Wilcox
         This is a truly enjoyable children's story any child would love. Great plot, entertaining, and polished!
"Candy McCane's Diary by Blueyez
"Swiss Holiday by sindbad
"MAX SERVED AND SAVED MANY: H O Vets by dog pack:saving4 premium renew
         I honestly thought this was non-fiction at first because it felt real, as though the author had really experienced this. It reads as though it is a non-fiction educational piece.
"Blue Lagoon Grocery Give A Way by Tina Stone
         I'm a sucker for a twist(ed) ending and this had a great one!
"Bleau by Bob's Alternate Realities


Best Short Story (1)
"⭐ Out of Time by Roseille ♥
"Climbing Philosophy by HikerAngel
"The Heist by Charity Marie
         Believable, well done.
"Beneath this Mask by Myles Abroad
         Good writing, good characterization, and a well executed twist!
"Homeless by D. Reed Whittaker
"Travelin' the Back Roads in a Pink RV by Cubby✏️
"Finding Home by Fyn -
"Bo and Sprinkles, Unwelcome Sky Visitor by Princess Megan Rose
         This is a very imaginative and well written story, with a lot of heart and engaging characters.
"Blue Lagoon Grocery Give A Way by Tina Stone
         This is a fun and creative story that makes the reader stop and think at the end.
"Twenty-nine by T.J.Gunn
"That Swing Wobbles by Thankful Sonali I AM WRITING!
"Life and Truth at a Dinner Party by Charity Marie
"The Moonlit Banquet by Graham B.
"The Forest Kings Dinner Party by Jolan mopping weekly
"The Pewter Whistle by iKïyå§ama
         This story flows well and captivates me from beginning to end.
"The Farm by T.J.Gunn
         A well written dystopian story with a twist.
"Invisible Ties by Bob's Alternate Realities
"The Burden of Responsibility by Beholden
         An amusing story with great flow. I liked the sense of emotion the reader got, such as irritability, frustration, etc.
"Payback by Sumojo


Best Short Story (2)
"Waterfall by Robert Edward Baker
         This story is the best example of Paranormal Romance I've read here at WDC.
"Wrong Side Of The Blanket by Princess Megan Rose
         A gripping and romantic short story full of drama. The tale is both perfectly in the spirit of Downton Abbey and very original in its feel.
"Painful Mistakes by Wintersage
         Amazingly high quality of writing. A gripping read with a fast moving and enthralling plot. The author has great potential.
"The Bane of Grimward by A E Willcox


Best Long Story (not judged due to insufficient nominations)
"Magic Word by Steven, Rejected By All
         It's great! Such an interesting and creative story!


Best Chapter (not judged due to insufficient nominations)
"Chapter 6 by Octavius
"Silverbolt #1 by Jolan mopping weekly
         He really draws you in with it.
"The Kraken's Prisoners - Chapter 1 by HollyMerry


Best Novel or Novella (not judged due to insufficient nominations)
"SSV: The Raven, Part 1 by Bad Influence
         I enjoyed it much more than I expected to.
"When Dragons Lived by Tadpole1
         An amazing fantasy story that grips the attention of the reader. It is full of wonderful characters, descriptions and settings and is well-written.


Best Short Story Collection (not judged due to insufficient nominations)
"Short Stories 2020. by Beholden
         A collection of creative stories in various genres, all excellently written and engaging.


Best Mixed Collection
"My Book of Prayers by Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
         It is a collection of beautiful prayers and inspirational works.
"Bonkers In Wonderland by Lornda
"Prose by Zhen
         A good assortment of wonderful items.
"Eyestar in Wonderland by eyestar~
         It's full of entertaining entries!
"My 2020 Collection by eyestar~
         Mona puts 110% effort in everything she does, and this collection is an amazing feat!
"I write in 2020 Collection ~ Quill Nom by Nixie
         Interesting collection of poems and stories on a variety of topics in a variety of styles.


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Best Newsletter
"Dare to Say I Write Poems by Kate - Writing & Reading
"Odd Connections by Fyn -
"His, Hers, and Theirs by Max Griffin 🏳️‍🌈
"Celebrating Women by Gaby
"Writing about Grief by Vivian
"Be Honest but Kind by spidey
         It was packed with great information, excellent, helpful links and is one of the most helpful newsletters I've read.
"Immortality by Robert Waltz
         Always thought-provoking and very informative. Writing style is great!
"Promoting Your Activities by eyestar~
         I actually took immediate action on some of her suggestions and am saving the whole newsletter for future reference. She did a great job!
"Level Up! by Leger~
"GIF-er-ific by Lornda
"Animal Characters for Comic Relief by Lornda
"Jane Austen August 2020 Newsletter by Princess Megan Rose


Best Reviewing
Roseille ♥
         Reviews from this member are always full of great ideas and encouraging enthusiasm. She provides the perfect mix of quality and quantity. Her reviews are honest and in-depth, and she delivers them consistently every week of the year.
J.B. Ezar
         These sharp reviews cut deep, in the best ways, exposing story flaws. They're also encouraging with suggestions and the pointing out of stories' high points. She provides a different kind of review and different insightss into stories than most WdC reviewers do. She always focuses on the theme and deeper meaning of a story.
Satuawany
         Her reviews are in-depth, honest, and encouraging and focus on story and character first and foremost.
Choconut
Rustika
Nixie
Dave
Submitted2publisher
In Dark There's Safety, Brian
Charlie 🌈
         His reviews are always well reasoned, thorough, encouraging and kind.
LightinMind
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         Her reviews are always, thorough, encouraging and detailed. She puts a lot of thought into her reviews and it shows.


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


Best New Portfolio
Colorless Animates
         Because I feel that the images used are quite ravishing and she has a variety of readings in her portfolio.
annapalmer
         Because I feel that the images used are quite outstanding and she has a variety of poetry in her portfolio.
Greg
Greg M
Richard Is Very Thankful!
Luckie 🍀
         Awesome port, creative items, and overall strong portfolio.
Miranda_EatingCookies
         Awesome port, great participation in WDC and a stellar reviewer.
beginnerwrath
         This author is young and yet very creative and her entries are really a good read.


Best Portfolio
Emily
         Beautifully done and well organized with a great "Surf My Port" item.
iKïyå§ama
         Visiting her port is like going down a rabbit hole. It's a warren of beauty that's easy to navigate.
warpedsanity
         Unique content that's well organized with eye-catching cover art.
D. Reed Whittaker
         A very clean and precise portfolio.
Cubby✏️
         Cubby works hard on producing quality work and is dedicated since 2002 to making Writing.com a place where other writers can enjoy and be encouraged.
Fractions of Krista
         I think this is a cute and original way to organize everything for easy reading.
Schnujo
         She does outstanding work for this community of writers and deserves recognition for her tireless and selfless dedication.
KD Miller
Princess Megan Rose
         Her portfolio is full of writing, community interaction and inspiration. She faithfully prepares a newsletter for Jane Austen fans every month. I can't think of a more positive, inspirational portfolio, which is probably why she has the most Community Recognition on the site!
Jayne
         She's my favorite writer to read here at Writing.Com. She has a wide variety of writing, including pose and poetry. She is hilarious and brilliant and has a great portfolio.
Ned
🌸 pwheeler away until 3/9
         This author has a portfolio that is full of wonderful writing and inspiring community interaction. She is one of the most positive shining lights on the site.
Roseille ♥
Lilli ☕
A E Willcox
Nixie
🌑 Darleen is writing
Jeff
Witchy woman
Carol St.Ann
eyestar~
Satuawany
jabberwocky
Beholden
Elle
Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville
Fivesixer
Fyn -
Lornda
Choconut
Solace.Bring
LegendaryMask💗
Words Whirling 'Round
Tina Stone
Lisa Noe Kittyluv um Puppyluv
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