Many entrants are confused about whether their work has been selected for publication. Check the lists below to see if you are represented.
“We wish we could publish all of the stories and poems we receive,” says Larry Upshaw, Executive Director of Ageless Authors, “but that’s not how this works. Our last writing contest resulted in more than 400 entries. That’s the good news. The bad news is, then we had to categorize, judge and report on more than 400 entries.”
Upshaw admits the reporting function suffered as the all-volunteer judging team worked feverishly to select the outstanding submissions, which we guarantee to review.
“We felt that judging in the contest was most important, and it was from the highest quality entries that we selected work for the anthology,” he said. “No one was guaranteed a place in the anthology without a very high score.” Ageless Authors is now working with Submittable to better automate the judging process and make sure all entrants are notified if a submission is accepted or declined in the contest.
“Every person who does work for Ageless Authors is a volunteer, giving their time to help grow our fledgling senior writing community,” says Upshaw. “I hope everyone understands that any money coming in through entry fees or book sales goes to administer and publicize the contests, publish and print anthologies and set up events. No one receives a salary.”
Ageless Authors Anthology Selections
The best entries by the following writers in the 2017 writing contest were published in Ageless Authors Anthology in 2018.
Porter, Stephen C.
Probst, John K.
Shaw III, Hyce
DANG, I Wish I Hadn’t Done That
The best entries by the following writers in the 2018 writing contest were just published this month in the 2019 anthology, DANG, I Wish I Hadn’t Done That.
McDole, Marguerite F.
Whitt, J. Allen
From the 2019 Writing Contest, Possible 2020 Anthology Selections
The following writers won cash prizes, were named honorable mention or were recognized in the 2019 Ageless Authors Writing Contest. The 2020 anthology will include stories and poems from among the following next year, but not all will have work in the book.
Balter, Alan Dr.
Chumley, Dee Dee
Fisher, Lisa Gray
Greenfield, Dr. Irving