Brianna Storm Hilvety

Story Embers Managing Editor & Graphics Director

Brianna Storm Hilvety is passionate about helping writers achieve their aspirations to captivate and change the world through fiction. At Story Embers, she juggles multiple roles—founding board member, managing editor, and graphics director. She oversees the entire publishing department and its personnel, ensuring that content is processed, edited, scheduled, and posted on the site weekly, as well as superintends the creation of visual elements and organizes writing contests.

In addition to her ongoing work at SE, she’s served a variety of authors, publishers, and writers organizations, such as Gilead Publishing, Castle Gate Press, and Kingdom Pen. Her professional affiliations include gold membership at The Christian PEN, editing certifications from The PEN Institute, and copyediting and proofreading expertise at the Christian Editor Connection. If you’re interested in having your voice and style sharpened, you can find a full description of her editorial services at TheLiteraryCrusader.com.

Announcing the Winners of Our Second Annual Poetry Contest

Announcing the Winners of Our Second Annual Poetry Contest

Thanks to everyone who courageously shared their work with us! We received entries that were whimsical as well as touching, in a wide range of styles and lengths. After many hours of reading and rating each poem, Daeus and Cindy made their decisions. The results were close, because they saw potential in several of the pieces, and we hope that will encourage you to compete in future contests.

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Announcing the Winners of Our Third Annual Short Story Contest

Announcing the Winners of Our Third Annual Short Story Contest

Thanks to everyone who bravely embraced the challenge of this competition! We received a wide variety of entries, and this year we have the privilege of showcasing stories in two genres we’ve never published before. Our judging rounds were also more intense than usual because a few of our top picks were nearly head-to-head. So please join us in showering the victors with accolades and confetti! They’ve earned it.

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Announcing the Winners of Our First Poetry Contest

Announcing the Winners of Our First Poetry Contest

Thanks to everyone who courageously shared their work with us! We received entries that were whimsical as well as touching, in a wide range of styles and lengths. After many hours of reading and rating each poem, Daeus and Cindy made their decisions. The results were close, because they saw potential in several of the pieces, and we hope that will encourage you to compete in future contests.

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Announcing the Winners of Our Second Annual Short Story Contest

Announcing the Winners of Our Second Annual Short Story Contest

Thanks to everyone who bravely embraced the challenge of this competition! We received entries spanning a multitude of genres—from historical fiction to romance to suspense—but fantasy was by far the most popular. After many hours of reading, sorting, and discussing, Josiah and I chose our finalists. The results were close, because we saw promise in several of the stories, and we hope that will encourage you to participate in future contests.

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Enter Our First Poetry Contest!

Enter Our First Poetry Contest!

Do joy and sorrow stir your heart into creative flame, and then an empty page calls your name? Are you courageous and clever, willing to try writing the best poem ever? If so, you’re in for a treat, because you now have a chance to compete.

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Thunderstorm

Thunderstorm

People call her strong, and when she speaks, thunder roars. From her heart flows a downpour that drowns and overwhelms many a landscape. But within the churning clouds hides a gentle flicker of light, each flash and each vein a memory of past hurts and triumphs that must be guarded.

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