2018 Finalist Judges:

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Brian Claspell  is the author of Convergence, an action-thriller novel that answers the question “Who is Jim Conrad?” (available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and select book stores).

2018 First Round Judges:

Note: Look for first round judges to be added regularly.

S. Fish – is a former winner of the “Imagination Begins with You…” writing contest. She is currently attending college majoring in Computer Science and Spanish and still has a passion for creative writing.

Gwen Frankian – is an English major in college. You can follow Gwen at @framesofphoenix on Instagram and Twitter.

Kayla – likes to see how others write and understand the voice behind their words.

Shannon – is an aspiring teacher who is inspired by the imagination and creativity in the writings of others.

Rachael – loves reading. She understands the importance of reading and creative writing and wants to encourage this with younger people.

Abbie –  a writer of YA fiction with a degree in professional writing.

Shelbey – an English major at Hendrix College and has a passion for writing.


2017 Judges:

Charity Bradford has been a voracious reader ever since her 5th grade teacher introduced her to the world of books with Where the Red Fern Grows and Summer of the Monkeys. She soon lost herself in the worlds created by Card, Bova, Asimov, Bradbury, Nagata and Niven. That’s when she knew that one day she had to become a writer.

She lives in Northwest Arkansas with her hubby and rkids that keep her on her toes. You can learn more about her books and read the first chapters on her website–charitywrites.com.

Amy Hancock is the author of Evie’s First Magic Lesson. You can learn more about Amy at her  Amazon author’s web page.

Brian Claspell  is passionate about life and loves to learn. Invoking the power of words to capture a moment or a feeling. He has a love for the written word and how it can spark the imagination of the reader. Educated in the heart of America at Indiana University (BA) and the University of Illinois-Chicago (MBA), he still loves to drive the back roads and drop into a local church fish fry or hole in the wall diner just because. Working in corporate America for several well known companies across several different states and with international experience, he has added a number of experiences and perspectives that enhance his stories. Find out more at https://coolimagination.com/.