Tiny Light's Annual Essay Contest
Contest Results from 2006
First Prize of $400
It's Not How It Looks, It's How It Feels by Leslie Patterson
Second Prize of $250
Present Imperfect by Greta Marie Skau
Third Prize of $150
The Lizard by Hannah Fisher
In alphabetical order
Contestants received $100
Walk Like a Millionaire by Lillian Schaie Mattimore, Pennies in Heaven by Amy Miller
In no particular order
Confessions of a Swanherd by Richard Harrison, 3 Blinks for Yes by Barbara Lewis, Pennies in Heaven by Amy Miller, Knock, Knock by Katherine A. Salts-Roche, I Always Look for Poochie by Sandra Winicur
Entries of Note
And Comments from Susan
Once again, thanks to every writer who cared and dared to enter this contest. Your essays surprised, provoked, amused and moved us. They affected the way we look at the world. They changed us.
Remember, too, that contest entries are weighed on a peculiar set of scales that tries to balance tone, subject matter and craft. It's an inexact science, to put it mildly, so don't be discouraged if you didn't win this time (or again).
All contest participants will get a chance to judge the results for themselves when they receive a contest issue this summer. Additional copies can be purchased for $5 by sending to:
Tiny Lights Publications
P.O. Box 928
Petaluma, CA 94953
As always, keep writing. Please try your skill and luck with us again.
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