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Congratulations to our 2021 Kansas Voices Winners

Kristen Maderak
Kristen Maderak

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Moriah Jost
Moriah Jost

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Steve Morgan
Steve Morgan

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Kristen Maderak
Kristen Maderak

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Kansas Voices 2021 Winners

 

ADULT CREATIVE NONFICTION

First Place - "Night Falls in My Heart", Marlys Cervantes, Arkansas City,

Honorable Mention - "A Familiar Place", Mary Kate Wilcox, Overland Park

Honorable Mention - "Poop Bombs", Roger Droz, Topeka

Honorable Mention - "The Tumbleweeks Roll", Marie Fletcher, Leoti

 

ADULT PROSE MYSTERY

First Place - "The Mystery of the Frisky Deer", Julie Sellers, Atchison

Honorable Mention - "Splinterfright", Rain Schultz-Pruner, Rossville

Honorable Mention - "Taps for the Fallen", Charles Wray, Topeka

 

ADULT PROSE SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY

First Place - "Ready to Go", Clint Keckeisen, Topeka

Honorable Mention - "The Hyacinth Project", Alisha Davis, Topeka

Honorable Mention - "Star-Crossed", Julie Sellers, Atchison

 

ADULT PROSE SHORT STORY

First Place - "Untethered", Mary Kate Wilcox, Overland Park

Honorable Mention - "The Solemn Man", Roger Droz, Topeka

Honorable Mention - "Funny Glue", Tristan Haynes, Hays

Honorable Mention - "Found Hugh" Carolyn Marsh Carpenter, Salina

 

ADULT YOUNG ADULT

First Place - "Surviving Grandma", Hazel Hart, Emporia

Honorable Mention - "Ainslie MacGregor Bakes a Cake", Julie Sellers, Atchison

Honorable Mention - "The Intolerants", Brett Wilkinson, Manhattan

ADULT POETRY TRADITIONAL

First Place - "For the Girl with the Pearl Earring", Steve Morgan, Manhattan

Honorable Mention - "Tonto Knows", Steve Morgan, Manhattan

Honorable Mention - "Keep On", Deborah Ground Buckner, Overland Park

Honorable Mention - "They are Such Entertaining Friends", Ian Brannan, Lawrence

Honorable Mention - Poverty and Riches", William Clyde Brown, Salina

 

ADULT POETRY FREEVERSE

First Place - "Fullness", Julie Sellers, Atchison

Honorable Mention - Palimpsest", Greg LeGault, Lindsborg

Honorable Mention - "Song for a Box Fan", Boyd Bauman, Overland park

 

YOUTH PROSE

First Place - "The Pondering", Moriah Jost, Hillsboro

Honorable Mention - "The bar that Judy walked into...", Ethan Lenker, Arkansas City

Honorable Mention - "The Discovery", Moriah Jost, Hillsboro

Honorable Mention - "The Demon's Key", Kristen Agatha Maderak, Atchison

 

YOUTH POETRY

First Place - The Sun Was Up and so Were We...", Preston Koch, Baileyville

Honorable Mention - Mucus is a Happy Dog's Tears", Trenton Conrad, El Dorado

Honorable Mention - The Time Blew On...", Moriah Jost, Hillsboro

Honorable Mention - Baseball Ballad", Dalton, Huertes, Seneca