ASFA-CW Students Receive Recognition in the Alabama Writers’ Forum’s High School Literary Arts Awards

As ASFA-CW presses on in these uncertain times, we have good news to share: our students again did very well in the Alabama Writers’ Forum’s annual statewide High School Literary Arts Awards.

Here’s a complete rundown of the individual ASFA-CW students who received recognition this year:​

  • Izzy Cox (9th Grade) won first place for the Long Creative Nonfiction category and second place for the Fiction category.
  • Emily Wilford (Senior) won second place for the Long Creative Nonfiction category and won a Senior Portfolio Scholarship. Emily also received Judge’s Special Recognition for Fiction and Poetry, and a Certificate of Merit for Poetry. 
  • Parker Snellgrove (11th Grade) was one of only four winners of a cash award in the newly created Short Creative Nonfiction category (winners weren’t ranked in that category) and received Judge’s Special Recognition for Fiction.
  • Etta Putman (11th Grade) won first place for the Fiction category and received Judge’s Special Recognition in Long Creative Nonfiction and a Certificate of Merit for Poetry.
  • Jane Ann Baggett (Senior) won first place for the Poetry category and a Certificate of Merit in Fiction.
  • Cadence also won in the literary magazine contest for Exceptional Literary Content.
  • Judge’s Special Recognition:
    • Myra Grizzard (11th Grade) – Long Creative Nonfiction
    • Raven Horn (11th Grade) – Long Creative Nonfiction
    • Tessa McClinton (11th Grade) – Poetry
    • ​Grace Sullivan (11th Grade) – Fiction
  • Certificate of Merit:
    • Abbe Coulter (Senior) – Fiction
    • V. Spencer (11th Grade) – Long Creative Nonfiction
    • Kenzie Price (11th Grade) – Long Creative Nonfiction
    • Haley Pate (10th Grade) – Long Creative Nonfiction and Poetry

Congrats to all these students!

TJ Beitelman Shares What the Alabama Writers’ Forum Has Meant to a Generation of Young Writers at ASFA-CW

You’re invited to join us on September 22 at 2 p.m., as we gather at the DJD Theater in downtown Birmingham to recognize the Alabama Writers’ Forum‘s extraordinary contribution to the advancement of the literary arts in Alabama. 2019 Harper Lee Award winning author Daniel Wallace is our featured guest. Click here to purchase tickets via Eventbrite!

ASFA-CW’s Ashley Jones Waxes Celebratory re the Alabama Writers’ Forum’s 25 Years of Literary Arts Advocacy

You’re invited to join us on September 22 at 2 p.m., as we gather at the DJD Theater in downtown Birmingham to recognize the Alabama Writers’ Forum‘s extraordinary contribution to the advancement of the literary arts in Alabama. 2019 Harper Lee Award winning author Daniel Wallace is our featured guest. Click here to purchase tickets via Eventbrite!