Contributor Profile – Renee Reeves, WRHC Fiction Award Winner

May 2, 2017

Renee Reeves won the WRHC short fiction award for her piece “Motherroad,”an American urban legend and horror tale about a young girl hitchhiking along the interstate. Renee is a senior at the University of New Mexico, where she’s majoring in liberal arts and minoring in earth and planetary sciences. In addition to writing, she enjoys … Read More

Contributor Profile – Joshua Lane, WRHC Photography Award Winner

July 1, 2016

Josh Lane’s work, Life in Varanasi, won the WRHC Photography award. It is characterized by beautiful, saturated colors against the morbid scene of a funeral. This ceremony occurred when he was at the house of Raj, a shop owner in the city of Varanasi. He invited Josh to lunch with his family. As Josh approached, he … Read More

Contributor Profile – Aloe Corry, WRHC Visual Art Award Winner

June 17, 2016

Aloe Corry created the WRHC Award-winning visual art piece “Appraisal.” Her photograph, “Pop,” was also published this year. Here, she answers some questions about herself and her work.  What was your purpose when creating the work? My art practice stems from the idea of “dislocation,” which can be defined as the disruption of an established … Read More

Contributor Profile – Kimberly Schneider, WRHC Open Media Award Winner

June 3, 2016

Wino is the WRHC Open Media Award Winner for Scribendi‘s 2016 edition, created by graphic designer, photographer, and artist Kim Schneider. Wino tells the intimate, stop-motion animated story of a woman working to confront existential questions in her life with the help of tiny figurine people and, of course, wine. The piece also serves as a music … Read More

Contributor Profile – Selina Foster, WRHC Poetry Award Winner

May 20, 2016

Selina Foster wrote the WRHC Award-winning poem “Imitations (for Alan Turing).” Here, she answers some questions about herself and her work.  What is something a good friend would know about you, but an acquaintance wouldn’t? One of my favorite passions that I don’t get to talk about all that much is musical theatre. I’m not much … Read More

Contributor Profile – Tatiana Olivera, WRHC Creative Nonfiction Award Winner

May 6, 2016

Tatiana Olivera is an English student at CSU Stanislaus. This year, her piece “Just Believe” won the WRHC nonfiction award. To get to know our award winning author, I interviewed her about her story and her creative process. What encouraged you to submit this piece to Scribendi? I have submitted to Scribendi in the past and … Read More

Contributor Profile – Diane Chavez, WRHC Short Fiction Award Winner

April 29, 2016

Scribendi interviewed Diane Chavez, a creative writer and student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is the author of this year’s WRHC Fiction Award Winner, “The Caves.” Here are some of her answers concerning the creation of “The Caves.” What inspired you to write “The Caves”? I was inspired to write this particular … Read More

2016 WRHC Conference and Local Opening

April 21, 2016

This past week, our fearless editors both present and future traveled to Riverside, California for the annual Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) Conference. Our current Editor in Chief, Caitlin Carcerano, led a fifty-minute panel outlining the trials, tribulations, and ultimate triumphs of publishing Open Media in a paper magazine, a process Scribendi proudly launched in our 2011 edition. … Read More

Contributor Profile: WRHC Short Fiction Award Winner Mia Coleman

August 20, 2015

Mia Coleman, a UNM sophomore, is the author of the WRHC award-winning fiction piece “Reading to Fireflies.” This story takes a look into the mind of a young girl contemplating her small world and the biggest figure in it—her mother. In the process, she discovers a darker side to her mother. With her distinctive characterization … Read More

Contributor Profile: WRHC Poetry Award Winner Sheila Dong

July 9, 2015

This year’s WRHC Award Winner in Poetry, “Confabulated,” takes a centuries-old story and shows a new perspective. Through powerful imagery, Sheila Dong has made their readers question whether we really want to live in a fairy tale, or whether we are better off just remembering one. Sheila was kind enough to answer questions about their … Read More