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.
Two and a half years ago, we founded Story Embers with the goal to train Christian writers to not only be strong in their faith but also in their craft. Over time, God gave us better clarity about who we are as a team, what kind of projects we should be pouring our energy into, and where we need to go to equip as many writers as possible. Here’s how we’re changing our strategies.
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.
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.
Do you have a story burning inside you? Are you up for a challenge? Do you like prizes? If so, you’re in for a thrill, because our yearly story competition has rolled around again, and we hope you’ll grab your pen (or laptop) to compete!