Our theme for November’s contest was “Tradition.”
The winner in the prose category is Calvin Beam with his entry, “A Family Tradition.” Calvin Beam writes humorous fantasy and mystery stories from his home in Chattanooga. His short stories have appeared in two collections and have been recognized by the Chattanooga and Knoxville writers’ guilds. He is a former journalist and a past guild officer. Originally from Philadelphia, he now finds the pace of Southern living suits him just fine. Congratulations Calvin!
The winner in the poetry category is Sherry Poff with her entry, “Thanksgiving.” Sherry Poff grew up in the hills of West Virginia. She now lives and writes in and around Chattanooga, where she interacts with a large group of students and family members. Sherry is a longtime member of the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild. Her stories and poems have appeared recently in Liquid Imagination and Flash Nonfiction Food (Woodhall Press).