Monday, May 9, 2011

***Annoucning the WINNERS of the Spilling Ink Writing Contest***

Dear Young Authors and Readers,

Thank you for your patience while we made our lists and checked them more than twice! We've now come to a final decision.

It was wonderful to review so many wonderful entries for the contest and to see so much promise in the work of  the Young Authors who submitted. I applaud the work of each and every one of you. Thank you so much for for being a part of the SPILLING INK WRITING CONTEST!


First prize: $25 Cash prize and autographed books by Anne Mazer, Ellen Potter, and Wendy Townsend, plus publication on my blog awarded to Maren Huelsman for "Mission Cheetah". Chosen for being well-structured, engaging, and written with heart!

2nd prize: $15  Cash Prize, and autographed books by Anne Mazer, K.L.Going, and Clara Gillow Clark, plus publication on my blog awarded to Katharine G. Ruegger for "A Plataduck is a Man's Best Friend". Chosen for its originality and humor.

3rd prize (2 winners):  $10 Cash Cash Prize each, an autographed book by Clara Gillow Clark (that's me), and publication on my blog awarded to Luke Mayhew for "Rebellion". Chosen for being a tight, well-written story; and to Emma Borme for "Swiss Rolls". Chosen for her excellent storytelling skills.
And I decided to give 3, 4th place prizes: $5 dollars each, and an autographed book by Clara Gillow Clark awarded to Anna Lee Hafer, Kate Reifenberg, and Myra Miller.

Honorable mention: 
Caitlin Tiger
Delia Novak
Tanner Waltz
Mahalya Roscoe
Jack Quigley
Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word and to all the teachers, parents, librarians, and fellow authors who encouraged the young authors! Congratulations to one and all! 
Teachers, parents, students, Please e-mail me with the name and address where the prizes should be sent!  

Please take a moment to congratulate these outstanding young authors! Their stories will be published on my blog throughout the month!


  1. Congratulations, kids! You're on you way to being famous authors. :)

  2. Congratulations to all who submitted! I can't wait to read the submissions that Clara posts on this blog.

  3. Congratulations everyone who entered!
    And what a generous way to encourage young writers!
    Donna V.

  4. Congratulations, writers! Frame a copy of the check/bill---it's your first payment for being an author. (Or perhaps it's not?)

    Hopefully this is the first of many times where your work is recognized as "worthwhile."

  5. Awesome! Congratulations, everyone! I am looking forward to reading the winning entries.

    Way to go, Clara!

  6. Congratulations to all the winners! Keep spilling that ink!
    Ellen Potter

  7. My students really enjoyed taking part in this. Thank you!!

  8. Congratulations, all! It was a pleasure to read your stories. Happy writing!

  9. Can't wait to read these winners!

  10. Congratulations to all the young writers who contributed a story! For those who placed, I look forward to reading your stories! For those who didn't, don't give up. Keep writing!!

  11. What fun I had reading all your stories! And congratulations to each of you for writing them.

  12. Congratulations to the winners! And to everyone who entered, you are all winners for entering!

  13. Congratulations to the writers! What a great opportunity.

  14. Congrats to the winners! And a BIG congrats to all who entered. (I know how hard it is send your work out there!)

  15. It takes a LOT of courage to enter a contest with writing that is so close to your heart. Congratulations to everyone who entered, remember there's always another chance for you to win!



    Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
    YA Paranormal Romance Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

  16. Congraulations to all the fantastic writers! WOW! How amazing you are. The written words is alive and well in these young aspiring authors. Can't wait to read their books one day.