Contributor Profile – Dorothea Rosenblatt, Poetry Staff Choice Award Winner

July 15, 2016

When deliberating which literature piece deserved our Staff Choice Award, our staff faced a tough choice—we received so many good pieces! Of all of the literature pieces published, Dorothea Rosenblatt’s “To Tabitha—” stood out to us for many reasons. From the relatable emotions that arc through the five stanzas to the unique concrete images that transport the reader to … 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

Contributor Profile: WRHC Creative Nonfiction Award Winner Georgie Zamantakis

June 11, 2015

There’s a reason the phrase ‘the personal is political’ has found its way into almost every important social justice movement of our time. Though that phrase has come to mean something different to every generation, it still serves as a powerful slogan for underrepresented populations, whose stories are often lost amid the clamoring politics of … Read More

Contributor Profile: Staff Choice Literature Award Winner Spencer Ritchi

May 14, 2015

Spencer Ritchi is the author of “A Bad Day For Jess,” Scribendi’s Staff Choice Award winner for the literature category. With a fresh take on the often-romanticized depression, his raw, realistic portrayal of Jess’s insecurities and fears provide a depth of feeling that captures the complexity of loving someone affected with mental illness. Spencer took some … Read More

Contributor Profile: WRHC Poetry Award Winner Bonnie Wells

June 23, 2014

*This post is part of a series of blog posts highlighting award winning contributors and supporters of Scribendi. In her poem, Bonnie Wells describes the experience of fishing with a quiet intensity and persistent images. Readers are reminded of the inherent violence of natural processes. These images are complicated by the nostalgia of childhood memory. … Read More