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Applause for the winning Delilahs!

Contest Name:

Hey there, Delilah! Writing Contest 2024

Date:

24/04/24

I am deeply honored to once again be entrusted by Wingless Dreamer Publisher, this time with the exquisite collection "Threads of Time." Every piece within this anthology has stirred a spectrum of emotions within me, each word meticulously selected and woven into the fabric of this literary masterpiece. Congratulations are due to the winners, finalists, and all the talented authors and poets whose contributions have enriched this compilation, making it an unforgettable journey. As you hold this anthology in your hands, may you feel the profound worthiness of every word within its pages.

Warm regards,
Shreya Mishra

Applause for the winning Delilahs!

Attention all poets and wordsmiths! It's time to announce the winners who successfully unleashed their creativity and paid tribute to the incredible women in this serene world! Introducing the winning announcement for "Hey There, Delilah!" poetry contest, where we've invited writers from all around the world to craft a heartfelt poem that celebrates the strength, beauty, and resilience of women everywhere. Whether it's a tribute to a special woman in their life or an ode to the collective power of women, we wanted to hear them all. After careful consideration by our judges Shreya Mishra and Ruchi Acharya, we have made our final selection of the winners. Good luck! 


The grand winner for "Hey there, Delilah" Writing Contest 2024 is:

BUNNY LOOPS - EMILY SCHORZMAN

Emily Schorzman is a writer, a sports fanatic, and a die-hard lover of the Trolls franchise. She is a senior at Gonzaga University and will be graduating with a degree in English with a writing concentration in the spring.

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The first runner-up:

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DIAMOND AND A STONE - ASHLEY KAMAU

I am a college senior majoring in creative writing and minoring in mass communications. I have been writing creatively for over five years, with a focus on poetry for about three years.

The second runenr-up:

A HEART'S JOURNEY - MARISSA LAPORTE

Marissa LaPorte is a resident of Michigan; she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Grand Valley State University. She uses her lived experiences as a queer, neurodivergent woman for inspiration. Marissa has also been published in Speculative 66, Sick Lit Magazine, The Drabble, The Flash Fiction Press, and more.

A huge round of applause for our top finalists. Here they are:


WAITING - CLS SANDOVAL

CLS Sandoval, PhD (she/he) is a Pushcart-nominated writer and communication professor with accolades in film, academia, and creative writing who speaks, signs, acts, publishes, sings, performs, writes, paints, teaches, and rarely relaxes. She’s presented at communication conferences, served as a poetry and flash editor, published 15 academic articles, two academic books, three full-length literary collections, three chapbooks, and both flash and poetry pieces in literary journals, recently including Opiate Magazine, The Journal of Magical Wonder, and A Moon of One’s Own. She is raising her daughter, son, and dog with her husband in Walnut, CA.

IN THE SUNRISE SHE SINGS - STEVE GERSON

Steve Gerson writes poetry and flashes about life's dissonance. He has published in CafeLit, Panoplyzine, Crack the Spine, Decadent Review, Vermilion, In Parentheses, Wingless Dreamer, Big Bend Literary Magazine, Coffin Bell, and more, plus his chapbooks Once Planed Straight; Viral; And the Land Dreams Darkly; and The 13th Floor: Step into Anxiety from Spartan Press.

THE LEAF - SAMANTHA HOLLAND

Samantha Holland, an English teacher, mother, and wife, champions women finding their voice in the world. With a passion for empowering others, she advocates for women's rights and equality. Beyond her role in education, Samantha finds solace and inspiration in writing, reading, and exploring nature through hiking. Her commitment to fostering a supportive environment where every woman can express herself resonates in both her personal and professional endeavours. Samantha's casual yet professional approach embodies her belief in authenticity and inclusivity. Through her dedication to education and advocacy, she strives to create a brighter, more equitable future for all.

WOMAN - CHRISTIAN WARD

Christian Ward is a UK-based poet with recent work in Acumen, Dreich, Dream Catcher, London Grip, The Shore and The Westchester Review.

NO SCRIPT SHALL EVER WRITE THIS - MWELASE MAZIBUKO

He caresses melodies with his style. Form is his diction. The rest is the palette of his thoughts.

FORLORN IDENTITY - DENVER BOXLEITNER

Denver Boxleitner is a college student whose poetry and fiction have been published.

A WOMAN’S LOVE - JOSH YOUNG

Josh Young is a poet, writer, and artist from Richmond, VA. Josh Young’s poems primarily focus on social issues, emotions, and city life in general. His Instagram handle is @rvajosh.

THE LAST TIME - ANDY BETZ

Andy Betz has tutored and taught in excess of 40 years, lives in 1974, and has been married for 31 years. His works are found everywhere a search engine operates.

WHO’S AFRAID OF JANE AUSTEN? - ALEX ANDY PHUONG

Alex Andy Phuong earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University—Los Angeles in 2015. He was a former Statement Magazine editor who currently writes about literature, film, and culture. He also earned an Associate of Arts in English from Pasadena City College in 2013, and tutored there. He has written hundreds of film reviews for MovieBoozer, and has contributed articles to Mindfray. His writing has appeared in The Bookends Review and The Society of Classical Poets. Emma Stone inspired Alex to submit writing actively to publications after hearing the Oscar-nominated song, “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from the “Best Picture” nominee La La Land (2016). His poetry collection is An Altruistic (Cyberwit.net, 2020). Currently residing in Alhambra, California, he now writes with the sincerest hope to inspire readers while fully supporting the ones who dare to pursue their dreams. The link to his blog is http://alexandyphuongengl492playlist.blogspot.com/

DELILAH, NORTHAMPTON, AGE 5 - JENNIE MEYER

Jennie Meyer is a poet and Certified Dreamwork Professional. Her Poetry has appeared in The Weight of Motherhood; A Moonstone Arts Centre Anthology; An Anthology of Cape Ann Poets, Albatross, Anchor Magazine, Artis Natura, Canary, Molecule, Mothers Always Write, Mutha Magazine, The Fourth River, The Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy, and Wingless Dreamer, among others. She is a 2023 winner of Beyond Words: The End of the World Creative Writing Challenge and a 2022 grant recipient from Discover Gloucester for poems and an essay. You can find her on her website and on Meta: @thedreamnest.co.

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