WHERE WRITERS THRIVE
2023 WCCW Conference
WELCOME TO WEST COAST CHRISTIAN WRITERS!
Are you a new writer looking for help and encouragement? Or an experienced writer ready to take the next step on your writing journey?
Join us in congratulating our 2023 Goldie Award winners!
WRITING CONTEST (FIRST PLACE AWARDS):
Nonfiction: The 3rd Third, by Suzanne Peppters
Fiction: The Twisted Plot, by Annette Marie Griffin
Memoir: Just One Night, by Grace Chin
Poetry: Iris Eyes, by Janine Throssel
Children’s & YA: Grief Like Rain, by Patricia Tiffany Morris
Bad Writing – Kaylee’s Cat, by Kari Ingram
Best First Line – The “Call Me Ishmael” Contest: Countin’ on Thunder, by Sheila Dunaway Alford
SPECIAL RECOGNITION GOLDIE AWARDS
God’s Word is Alive Award (for an author who has published an excellent Bible study, devotional, or book that brings the Bible to life in a unique way): Awarded to Mary DeMuth
Unsung Hero Award (given to an individual who selflessly serves the Christian writing community): Awarded to Penny Childers
Mentor of the Year (an industry professional, such as an editor, agent, or career author, who is a gifted and dedicated mentor to up and coming writers. Past recipients are Wendy Lawton, Lauraine Snelling): Awarded to Bob Hostetler
Promising New Writer (for standout writing, with nominations from coaching and critique submissions): Awarded to Kimberly Lavoie
Author of the Year (an outstanding author in the WCCW community, distinguished by excellence and innovation. This author must be published within the last two years.): Awarded to Holly Varni
GOLDEN GOLDIE AWARD – BEST IN CONTEST
- Grief Like Rain, by Patricia Tiffany Morris
Are you looking for a community of writers to support and encourage you? We’d love to welcome you to West Coast Christian Writers!
Become a member today!
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9