MCC Fall 2017 Creative Writing Contest Winners Named

The winners of Muskegon Community College’s Fall 2017 Creative Writing Contest, organized by the Muskegon Community College English & Communications Department and the Muskegon Writer’s Series, were announced on Dec. 1. A total of 129 entries were submitted.

The first place and second place finalists of the essay, fiction and poetry categories will be automatically submitted to the Michigan state-wide community college writing contest sponsored by LAND (Liberal Arts Network for Development), an organization committed to community college faculty and student excellence.

The top three finishers in the statewide competition will be guests at the upcoming LAND Conference in Muskegon, where they will receive awards. Their work will be published in the LAND magazine.

Here are the MCC Fall 2017 winners:

ESSAY: First Place: “The Trees” by Samantha Plough; Second Place: “The Soul’s Paradox” by Ashley Morrow; and Third Place: “Daydreamer’s Burden” by Sarah Linkous; Honorable Mention: “Bearing the Unbearable” by Michael Dietz.

FICTION: First Place: “Part of Your World” by Dallas Eslick; Second Place: “Soul Soup” by Michael Dietz; Third Place:  “Profile Me” by Angelina White; Honorable Mention: “The Moon Was Calling” by Anna Olson.

POETRY: First Place: “Dragon Girl” by Taylor Hewitt; second Place: “April Showers” by Michael Dietz; and Third Place: “Did Autumn Fall” by Brianna MacPherson; Honorable Mention: “Better Life in the North” by Justyce Lathrop, “Filling Tall Boots” by Brianne Siple, and “I Am” by Amber Holiday.

For more information on the MCC Creative Writing Contest, contact the MCC English & Communications Department at (231) 777-0371.