And the winner is …!


Announcing the winner of the 2022 WordCrafter Short Fiction Contest.

Every year, WordCrafter Press runs an annual short fiction contest and publishes the resulting anthology. The first contest was in 2019, with the Whispers of the Past paranormal anthology, followed by Spirits of the West paranormal western anthology in 2020, and Where Spirits Linger paranormal anthology in 2021.

Today it pleases me to announce that Roberta Eaton Cheadle is the winner of the 2022 WordCrafter Short Fiction Contest. Robbie has entered the WordCrafter Short Fiction Contest every year since 2019 and this year her story “The Bite” stood out and shined, although with so many good stories submitted, it was still quite difficult to choose. I am proud to include her story in Visions.

The Visions anthology will be different from years past in that I have included stories by invitation only, which were not a part of the contest, so it will be a bit larger than previous anthologies, with a total of nineteen terrific stories for your reading enjoyment. In addition to Robbie, contributing authors include previous contest winners, Jeff Bowles and Christa Planko; invited authors Sara McBride, W.T. Patterson, Julie Jones, Zack Ellafy, Leah Cutter, Joseph Carribis, D.L.Mullen and Stephanie Kraner; and contest entrants, Patty L. Fletcher, Billie Holladay Skelley, C.J. Serajeddini, C.R. Johansson, Keith J. Hoskins, and Janet Garber.

I look forward to putting this anthology together and sharing it with all of you.


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26 Comments on “And the winner is …!”

  1. Congratulations Robbie, well done. 🙂

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  2. cplanko says:

    Congratulations, Robbie! Looking forward to reading your story. I’m very excited about this new anthology!

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  3. Congratulations Robbie.
    Thanks Kaye for including me in your great work. I read last year’s anthology and enjoyed it much.

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  4. Reblogged this on Pattys World and commented:
    Congratulations to Robbie and thanks to Kaye for including my story in this wonderful work.

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  5. Rebecca Budd says:

    Congratulations, Robbie!! And thank you, Kaye Lynne Booth for putting together this anthology. Looking forward to the read!

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  6. Jan Sikes says:

    A big congratulations to Robbie!!

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  7. Congratulations, Robbie! So excited for you! 😊

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