Books on the Bosque Writing Contest Winners

POSTED: Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Congratulations to the winners in the inaugural writing contest held in conjunction with Books on the Bosque this year.  The contest received entries from a variety of places in Texas, plus New Mexico, California, and Maryland.  Thank you, writers, for your participation!

Richard Maxson of Boerne, Theo Boyd of Whitney, and Kaitlyn Baker of Clifton took top honors in the three categories.  The complete list of authors and pieces recognized are listed below.

Short Story

$250 1st Place “In the Jingle Jangle Morning -1965” by  Richard Maxson of Boerne

$100 2nd Place “Remembering Spring” by  Kelsey Bryant of Valley Mills

$50 3rd Place “A Bum’s Tale” by  Cleon Flanagan of Clifton

Honorable Mention
“Glory” by  Patricia Schultheis of Baltimore, MD
“The Parsonage” by  Cleon Flanagan of Clifton
“My Own Hands” by  Chelsea Canapi of Clifton

Nonfiction Essay

$250 1st Place “50 Shadows” by Theo Boyd of Whitney

$100 2nd Place “Danny and the Laundry” by  Beth Hatcher of Clifton

$50 3rd Place “The ScoreKeeper” by  Beth Hatcher of Clifton

Honorable Mention
“Being a Christian Doesn’t Mean We Are Going to Heaven” by  Cleon Flanagan of Clifton
“The Ballad Hunter Legacy” by  E. Brett Voss of Clifton
Honorable Mention “Dallas Police Department” by  Royce Graham of Clifton


$250 1st Place “My Mind is an Ocean” by  Kaitlyn Baker of Clifton

$100 2nd Place “Café Roma, 1988” by  Terence Cady of Santa Fe, NM

$50 3rd Place “Through Camera Lenses” by  Riley Ball of Clifton

Honorable Mention
“What She Hears” by  Theo Boyd
“A Winter Night in Santa Fe” by  Terence Cady of  Santa Fe, NM
“Yellow” by  Kyndall Hunt of Clifton

Thank you, Underwriters

Atmos Energy (speakers)

Tolstoy & Co. Bookshop of Clifton (Breakfast)

Award Sponsors

Roland & Joyce Jones, B.C. & Leslie Bennett, Nancy Simpson, Vikki Moore, and Debra Evans (in memory of Donna Chapman).

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