The results are in!
With the deadline of February 28, a talented group of writers in our community worked to complete an entry into either the Fiction or Non-Fiction (essay or memoir) category. Each piece needed to be under 1500 words long. A total of 37 creative souls submitted their work, and boy, was it fun to read them all!
Six readers (judges) between them read all the entries, and agreed on a not-so-short-list of pieces that were then again read by the final judges (one for Fiction, and 3 for the Non-Fiction category). The 3 Non-Fiction readers said they found much agreement in their choices for the top 5 Non- Fiction pieces.
We hope you read all the works by these fine winners. Feel free to choose your personal favorite!
Note: The community writing which appears here is for literary purposes. Views expressed are personal, belong solely to the authors and do not represent the views of the Academy, board members, membership or staff. Works were submitted anonymously to our volunteer judges, and appear here with permission of the authors, who received no compensation.
Winter 2021 Selections
- Stella Elliston – Dueling With Mara
- Barbara Iuviene – Midnight Mass
- Robert Lonergan – Tilting At Windmills
- S. Salit – Keep Playing Basketball
- Gerald Seligman – Faking British Accents In Czestochowa, Poland 1982
See selections from past Community Read projects.