Competition winners to be published in new anthology

Published 3:02 pm Friday, October 13, 2017

Pamlico Writers Group announces the results of its recent Reflections competition. Winning entries will be published in a new anthology titled, “Reflections: Images and Memories” to be available in early November. The blind competition included adult categories in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and student categories in prose and poetry.

The new anthology will also include winning entries from an earlier 2017 writers competition, the monthly 1,000 Word Challenge and works by the Reflections competition jurors Marni Graff, Richard Knowles, Marty Silverthorne, Jonathan Clayborne and Bev Horvath.

In the adult fiction category, Diane de Echeandia, of New Bern. won the first award with her “Reflections from Climbing Tai Shan.” Second award was won by Dennis Listermann-Vierling, of Washington, with his “Never Fear the Dead.” Honorable mention was won by Lois Biggs Tetterton, of Pinetown, with “A Good Morning.”

In the nonfiction category, Landis Wade, of Charlotte. won first award with “The Cape Fear Debacle.” Second award was won by Kathyn Ahearn with “Packing Her Bags.” Honorable mention was won by Pamela Desloges, of New Bern, with “Using Margaret’s Toothbrush.”

The poetry category first award was won by Christina Ruotolo, of Greenville, with “A Touch of Southern.” Second and third awards were won by Consuelo Marshall, of Carrboro, with “Body Prints: Sonoma State University, 1970” and “Fortieth High School Reunion.”

In the student competition, the prose award was won by Dylan Fink, of Pasquotank High School in Elizabeth City, with “Coward.” The student poetry award was won by Elizabeth White, of Pitt County Schools, with “I See Home.”

The Reflections anthology will be available in early November on the Pamlico Writers Group online bookstore at, as well as through Amazon, Arts of the Pamlico, Pamlico Writers Group members and local Washington merchants.