Final Contest Winners...

by Lindsay 11/15/2009 11:50:00 AM

The September '08 - September '09 poetry and short story contest has come to an end.


We are pleased to announce the final winners:


The first place winner in the September '09 poetry contest is, George McKim.  He won for his poem, Unfathomable.  The runner-up is Wanda Lea Brayton for her poem, Procession.


The first place winner in the September '09 short sotry contest is Mary Rainey for her story, Trick or Treat.  The runner-up is Shirley Scurlock for her story, The Littlest Knight.


Congratulations to all of the monthly winners.  We will be announcing the first place winner for the yearly poetry and short story contest January 2010.  Best of luck to all!

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Check Out Our New Facebook Application!

by Lindsay 11/12/2009 10:38:00 AM

Try our  Campfire Story App on Facebook!

It works just like the Campfire Stories here at  You can either kick off a story with your own opening or add to an ongoing story.   Either way, it's a great way to sharpen your writing skills and to get over that pesky writers block.  It is also a lot of fun and a great way to meet other writers.


Invite your Facebook friends to join in as well. The more the merrier! 


See you at Campfire Stories on Facebook!




We Changed the Comment System Again...

by Lindsay 11/5/2009 10:21:00 AM

A few weeks ago we decided to change the comment system.  We were having some trouble with some crazy spammers and made it that you had to be a friend to leave a comment.  Many of you voiced your opinion that you did not like this tweak (and we do listen to you) so we have changed the comment system again.


You will once again be able to leave comments on the writings of public profiles without being the persons friend.  We hope that everyone likes this system better.


We apologize for the switching back and forth!  Please feel free to let us know what you think.


Of Madmen and Silent Voices

by Lindsay 10/20/2009 6:54:00 PM

Christopher Higgins writes about the silent voices in our world; voices that have been ignored for years--made to feel as if they have nothing to offer and left wondering whether or not they are heard.  

WritingRoom’s newly Discovered Author, Christopher Higgins, debut collection of poems, OF MADMEN AND SILENT VOICES, shares stories from his life; from his humble beginnings as a child in Jamaica, his relationship with his father and the powers that have run this world for a long time-- Christopher does not hold back. Having moved to the U.S. at age fourteen, Christopher started writing in high school and had a number of his works published in magazines and college newspapers.  Christopher has been teaching ESL (English as a Second Language) for the last 15 years in New York City and now in his current state of residence, Georgia.

Christopher is very excited about the release of his first book. “It has been a lifelong dream of mine to write something that others would enjoy reading.  I want my poetry to be so powerful that it awakes the spirit of some of the great writers I have long admired.”  Higgins has done just as he desired with this moving and memorable book of poetry.

“WritingRoom has been a blessing to me.  It has given me the opportunity to showcase my work and expose me to other talented authors who provided me with the inspiration to always do my best.  WritingRoom has been a wonderful experience.  I also want to extend my appreciation to Nathan Brown of, who made sure I always understood what was going on in the publishing process.”  

OF MADMEN AND SILENT VOICES is published by OF MADMEN AND SILENT VOICES will be available in the bookstore and online at Amazon and BN October 2009.


If you are interested in becoming our next Discovered Author, please email us at


Spam caused a change...

by Lindsay 10/3/2009 6:13:00 PM

It has recently been reported to us that there has been an issue with spam on the site.  It is unfortunate that along with a messaging system comes spam.   We are working diligently to resolve these types of issues. We have recently made it so that you now have to be a friend to comment or send a message.  This should eliminate a great deal of the spam.  


Please continue to let us know about any spam or fraudulent activities on the site.  Remember, never give anyone your personal information.


Thank you everyone who took the time to make me aware of the situation-- it is greatly appreciated!

Happy writing!


And The August Winners Are...

by Lindsay 9/28/2009 11:02:00 AM

Mary D'Alba's poem, Angels Walk This Earth, won first place in our August poetry contest.  Death, written by Sherri Valverde took second place.

The first place winner in the August short story contest is David Smith.  He won for his story, A Day In The CountryAlicia Cook's story, Once Upon A Tide, was the runner-up.


Congrats to all of the winners!



And The July Winners Are...

by Lindsay 8/28/2009 11:04:00 AM

The first place winner in the July poetry contest is John A. Lewis, Jr.  He won for his poem Brittle.  The runner-up is Jennifer Humphrey for her poem, Imagery.


Matt Safarik won first place in the July short story contest for his story, UnforgottenAlbert Figer was the runner-up for his short story, Mr. Erickson.


Congrats to all the winners!  





New and Improved Campfire Stories!

by Lindsay 8/18/2009 10:35:00 AM

We have finally added much needed functionality to WritingRoom's Campfire Stories!


Campfire Stories (located under the Activties tab) are an interactive way of having fun and improving your writing skills. It is like sitting around a campfire with your friends, one person starts the story and your friends add to it. With an unlimited number of participants, you can never tell what will happen.

With our new functionality, the creator of the story now has the ability to edit and/or delete all entries as well as the story's details such as the title, introduction, story closing details, etc.

Contribut0rs to the story can now opt to be notified by email when the story is updated. This will keep everyone involved and the stories rolling.

Campfire stories can be fun as well as great tools for polishing your writing skills.

Hope to see you there soon!

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June Winners

by Lindsay 8/5/2009 11:17:00 PM


The first place winner of the June '09 Poetry contest is, Wanda Lea Brayton for her poem, Intriguing Is The Silence.   The runner-up is Henreich Sr. de los Santos for his poem, My Dearest One.


The first place winner of the June '09 Short Story contest is Simon Lovell for his short story, FutureVid. John Dodge is the June runner-up for his story, Smatchamo.


Congrats to all the winners! 


Summer is almost gone...

by Lindsay 8/4/2009 11:49:00 PM

As the month of July comes to an end so does the July poetry and short story contest. 


The opening of August brings the opening of the August poetry and short story contest.  The prizes are the same as the past monthly contests; a $50 check and copy of the anthology will be presented to both the winner in the poetry and short story contest. A runner-up in each contest will also receive a copy of the anthology.


This monthly contest is part of the yearly September 08-September 09 poetry and short story contest, where one grand-prize winner from each contest will receive $250.


Remember to check out the contest anthologies that are now available at the PublishingRoom bookstore.


Best of luck to all!   


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