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2017 WILLA Award
winners & finalists

Congratulations to all!

 

WOMEN WRITING THE WEST ANNOUNCES
2018 WILLA LITERARY AWARD WINNERS AND
FINALISTS

2018 WILLA LITERARY AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE 24TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
IN WALLA WALLA, WA OCTOBER 25-27, 2018

CONTEMPORARY FICTION

WINNER - Zetty by Debra Whiting Alexander
Luminare Press

FINALIST – Desplazado by Bev Magennis
Bosque Press

FINALIST – Burials by Mary Anna Evans
Poisoned Pen Press

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

WINNER - Stranded, A Story of Frontier Survival by Matthew P. Mayo
Five Star Publishing

FINALIST - Dry Run, Oklahoma by Lucinda Stein
Self-published

FINALIST - Mist-Chi-Mas: A Novel of Captivity by J. L. Oakley
Fairchance Press

 

ORIGINAL SOFTCOVER FICTION

WINNER - Hidden Ones, a Veil of Memories by Marcia Fine
Limage Press

FINALIST - Light of the Northern Dancers by Robin F. Gainey
Untreed Reads

FINALIST - All She Left Behind by Jane Kirkpatrick
Revell

 

CREATIVE NONFICTION

WINNER - Women Artists of the Great Basin by Mary Lee Fulkerson, photographs by Susan E. Mantle
University of Nevada Press

FINALIST - Ordinary Skin: Essays from Willow Springs by Amy Hale Auker
Texas Tech University Press

FINALIST - Rough Crossing: An Alaskan Fisherwoman’s Memoir by Rosemary McGuire
University of New Mexico Press

 

SCHOLARLY NONFICTION

WINNER – Peace Weavers, Uniting the Salish Coast Through Cross-Cultural Marriages by Candace Wellman
Washington State University Press

FINALIST – Dust Bowl Girls by Lydia Reeder
Algonquin Books

FINALIST – America’s Best Female Sharpshooter: The Rise and Fall of Lillian Frances Smith by Julia Bricklin
University of Oklahoma Press

 

POETRY

WINNER – Rock Tree Bird by Twyla M. Hansen
Backwaters Press

FINALIST – Indian Love Poems by Tenille K. Campbell
Signature Editions

FINALIST – Pondering by Sally Harper Bates
Self-published

 

CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT FICTION & NONFICTION

WINNER - The Tragically True Adventures of Kit Donovan by Patricia Bailey
Albert Whitman and Company

FINALIST - Lily’s Mountain by Hannah Moderow
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

FINALIST - Bold Women in Montana History by Beth Judy
Mountain Press Publishing Company

View previous WILLA Literary Award Winners and Finalists here