Success Stories

David Bahnks
2009 – An Old Wizard’s Folly, First Place, Stelly Johnson Memorial Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2009 – The Final Door, Third Place, High Hill Press Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.

Velda Brotherton
2008 – Fly With The Mourning Dove is a WILLA Finalist.
2006 – Lifetime Achievement Award, Northwest Arkansas Writers’ Workshop.
2002 – Creme de la Creme from the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation.
1993 – Western Fiction Award, First Place, Ozark Creative Writers.
1992 – Western Fiction Award, First Place, Ozark Creative Writers.
Plus 3 merit awards from the Arkansas Press Association.

Russell Gayer
2012 – Humorous Short Story, First Place, Ozark Creative Writers.
2012 – Ozark Writers League Award, Third Place, Ozark Creative Writers.
2012 – Mighty Mo Award, Third Place, Ozark Creative Writers.
2012 – Poet Laureate Award , First Honorable Mention, Ozark Creative Writers.
2012 – Surprise Flash Fiction, Winner, Ozark Creative Writers.
2012 – The Food Triangle published in Male Extra.
2012 – Dodging Miss Daisy published in Female First.

Bud Hanks
2009 – Cherry Pie, Third Honorable Mention, Caudle Memorial Award, Ozark Creative Writers.
2009 – The Christmas Treat, Third Honorable Mention, my Favorite Things Creative Non-Fiction Award, Ozark Writers League.
2009 – Booty, First Honorable Mention, Flamingoes and Pop Flies Award, Ozark Creative Writers.
2009 – First Kill, First Honorable Mention, Oxbow Award, Ozark Creative Writers.
2009 – What’s Your Emergency, First Honorable Mention, Matthew Martin Heroes Award, Ozark Creative Writers.
2009 – You Accomplished What?, Third Place, Lt. Fred Guidry Award, Ozark Creative Writers.
2009 – The Christmas Bike, Second Place, Hightower Award, Ozark Creative Writers.
2009 – The Christmas Bike, First Place, Dan Saults Award, Ozark Writers League.
2008 – Grandmother, Third Place, Siloam Springs Writers.
2008 – A Racy Affair, Third Honorable Mention, White County Creative Writers.
2007 – My Favorite Things, First Honorable Mention, Ozark Creative Writers.

Nancy Hartney
2013 – Cliff Edom Photography Award, First Place, Ozarks Writers League.
2013 – Cliff Edom Photography Award, Second Place, Ozarks Writers League.
2013 – SF/Fantasy/Horror Story, Second Place, Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc.
2012 – Travel Article, First Place, Ozark Creative Writers.
2012 – Short-Short Story, First Place, Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc.
2012 – Short Story, Second Place, Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc.

Ann Holbrook
2010 – Kindred Kindness, Second Honorable Mention, Hightower Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2009 – Life Everlasting, First Place in Short Story, Art Affair Annual Literary Contests, Oklahoma City, OK.
2009 – Redemption, Third Honorable Mention, OCW Board of Directors Showcase Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2009 – Under Penalty of Law, First Honorable Mention, The Caudle Memorial Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2009 – Richard’s Example, First Honorable Mention, Hightower Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2009 – Life Everlasting, Fourth Place, Writing on Walls III, Storyteller Magazine.
2009 – Becky’s Pickle Soup, Second Honorable Mention, Just for Kids Award, Arkansas Writers’ Conference.
2009 – Life Everlasting, Third Place, Adult Short Story, Oklahoma Writers Federation Incorporated.
2008 – Coffee Friends, Third Place, My Favorite Things Creative Nonfiction Essay, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2008 – Life Everlasting, First Honorable Mention, OCW Board of Directors Showcase Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2007 – Herman Trisco Harmsmeller, Second Honorable Mention, Clouse Literary Arts and Theatre Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2007 – Abigail, First Place, Write Partners of North Arkansas Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2007 – Reminiscing, Second Honorable Mention, My Favorite Things Creative Nonfiction Essay, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.

Jan Morrill
2010 – Broken Dolls, Third Place, High Hill Press Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2010 – Chicken and Dumpling, Second Honorable Mention, Clouse Literary Arts Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2010 – The Blue Jaguar, Third Honorable Mention, Mid-South Writers Group Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2009 – Broken Dolls, First Place, Tricia Johnson-McDuffie Award, Arkansas Writers’ Conference.
2009 – Waiting For My Boy, Second Place, Saturday Writers’ Flash Fiction Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2009 – Sacrifice Rock, First Place, Hot Springs Village Writers’ Club Award, Arkansas Writers’ Conference.
2009 – Number 756, Second Place, W. H. and Anne Holland Award, Arkansas Writers’ Conference.
2009 – Initiation, Second Place, Del Garrett’s “Gimme the Creeps” Award, Arkansas Writers’ Conference.
2009 – Glory, Lost And Found, Fourth Honorable Mention, Prose Humor, Oklahoma Writers Federation Incorporated.

Duke Pennell
2009 – Spirit On The Mountain, Third Honorable Mention, High Hill Press Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2009 – Death Rides a Pale Horse, Second Honorable Mention, Oxbow Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2009 – Spirit On The Mountain, Third Place, Tumbleweed Award, White County Creative Writers Conference.

Ruth Rakestraw
2009 – The War for Florida, First Place, Historical, Oklahoma Writers Federation Incorporated.
2009 – Aubrey Roberts’ Fight, Third Place, Western Novel, Oklahoma Writers Federation Incorporated.

Dusty Richards
2007 – Comanche Moon won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Original Short Fiction.
2007 – The Horse Creek Incident won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Original Paperback Novel.
2004 – Inducted into the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame.
2004 – The Abilene Trail won the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation Fiction Book of the Year Award.
2003 – The Natural won the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation Fiction Book of the Year Award.

Staci Troilo
2013 – My Favorite Things, First Place in the OCW Creative Nonfiction Essay category.
2013 – Homecoming, First Place in the OCW Young Adult Short Story category.
2013 – A Walk on the Wild Side, Second Place in the OCW In Someone Else’s Shoes category.
2013 – Chad and Emma Jean, Second Place in the OCW Shakespeare in the Ozarks category.
2013 – Candle in the Window, Second Honorable Mention in the OCW Western Short Story category.
2013 – The Next Generation, Second Honorable Mention in the OCW Flash Fiction category.
2013 Bleeding Heart, Second Honorable Mention in the OCW High Hill Press category.
2012 – No Peace in the Quiet, Second Place at the OCW Conference in The Storyteller Magazine category.

Ruth Weeks
2010 – Risky Business, First Place, Creative Non-Fiction, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2010 – The Witch of Moon Hollow, First Place, Short Story: Clouse Literary Arts Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2010 – A Box of Rocks, First Place, Short Story: Hightower Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2010 – The Legend of Dixie Dandelion, Third Place, Oxbow Award for Western Novel, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2010 – The Jesus Cat, First Honorable Mention, Short Story: Matthew Martin Heroes Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2010 – Still, Small Voice, First Honorable Mention, Short Story: Mighty Mo Award, Ozark Creative Writers Conference.
2009 – Second Chances, First Place in The Sage Journal Writer’s Contest.

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