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WANL Winter E-Zine 2021

Merry Christmas from WritersNL to you and yours!

Our holiday gift to you is our 2021 Winter E-Zine – we gave WritersNL Members an exclusive look when we sent out the magazine on December 22, but we wanted to share the holiday cheer with all of our followers and supporters.

For this E-Zine, Members submit creative works revolving around our 2021 theme: holidays, winter, family traditions and celebrations, and more, through fiction, non-fiction, prose, and poetry, up to 500 words.

We received ~30 submissions from longtime and brand new members! Check out the top five! ❄️📚☃️

View the magazine on WritersNL’s Facebook, by visiting or by scrolling down below!
Congratulations to:
🥇 1st place ($125): The Very First Christmas After by Dawn Reany
🥈 2nd place ($100): All Should Sing Along (poetry) by David Lynch
🥉 3rd place ($75): The Last Stocking by Michelle Clemens
🏅 Runner Up ($50): Cinnamon by Svea Beson
🏅 Runner Up ($50): Annual Fireworks Show, As The Flowers Sleep (poetry) by Melissa Wong


Original Call for Submissions:

Celebrate Winter Traditions with a WRITING contest from WritersNL!

We’re celebrating the holidays this year by toasting to our local authors!

This year, to commemorate the busy holiday season – with Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, the New Year, and more – we want to read YOUR stories!

Our 2021 theme is: holidays, winter, family traditions and celebrations, and more. We accept fiction, non-fiction, prose, poetry – all formats are welcome for submission.

We will be compiling the top submissions into a holiday/winter-themed e-zine, to be distributed electronically to WritersNL’s membership base – now boasting almost 450 members… That’s almost 1,000 eyes reading your work!

In this e-zine, WANL will print five stories, with prizes for the top submissions:

🥇 1st Place: $125
🥈 2nd Place: $100
🥉 3rd Place: $75
Our two runners-up will receive $50 each.

– Limited to one entry per person.
– Entries, regardless of format, can be a maximum of 500 words.
– Poets can submit more than one poem, up to 500 words.
– All identifying markers will be removed from entries, to be submitted to a jury who will select the top readings.
– Contest is open to WritersNL Members only.

Submit your stories to using the subject line “Winter E-Zine.”

Deadline for entries: 5 p.m. on December 10, 2021.
The e-zine will be released digitally on Tibb’s Eve Eve (December 22, 2021).