Every Family Has a Story:
Announcing Contest Winners
We are pleased to announce the grand prizewinner for Wild River Review’s “Every Family has a Story” contest.
We see the power of storytelling as an ember that can illuminate the universal stories of family and family history.
Congratulations to Linda C. Wisniewski for her piece Orchid in the Snow. Linda writes an honest, relatable, and complex story of her father’s struggle as an abuser and the effect he had on her family.
A second “congratulations” goes out to our first-runner-up, Muna Imady, for A Damascene Story. Muna’s story, which takes place in her home city of Damascus, Syria, is a sensitive depiction of camaraderie and hope against a backdrop of religious division and war.
Ms Wisniewski will receive $250 and copies of The Last Daughter of Prussia, by Marina Gottlieb Sarles; and Anatolian Days & Nights by Wild River Review founder, Joy E. Stocke and West Coast Editor, Angie Brenner both published by Wild River Books.
Ms. Imady will receive $50 and copies of The Last Daughter of Prussia and Anatolian Days & Nights.
To read Ms. Wisniewski’s story, click here: Orchid in the Snow
To read Ms Imady’s story, click here: A Damascene Story
Christa Constantine wears many hats — recreational writer, radio host, ruthless editor, wine enthusiast, tech-junkie, and Korean spam checker — all under a grey beanie. A recent graduate of Loyola University Maryland, Christa has worked for 4 years in music broadcasting and journalism as a producer, programmer, and manager. She aspires to move to Italy and drink Chianti for a living.