Congratulations to our Past Conference Award Recipients

Participating editors and agents have the option of selecting the fiction or nonfiction project that most intrigues them, for a Conference Choice Award. These awards do not represent the winner of a competition, but rather an encouragement to the authors selected that their work stands out among the hundreds of other submissions. Receiving a Conference Choice Award is an honor that should be viewed as an acknowledgement of your hard work and professional writing.

SDSU Writers' Conference Choice Award Winners

  • Betsy Amster
    • Wendy Mayer-LochtefeldThe World from Inside
  • Stacy Creamer
    • Rich EhisenHigh Heat
  • Dawn Dowdle
    • Ann LarsonThe Cryptic Caravan
  • Melissa Edwards
    • Liz LawsonThe Lucky Ones
  • Heather Flaherty
    • Jennifer StromTen Thousand Spirits
  • Erin George
    • John MullenNell: Marshall of Bodie
  • Diana Gill
    • Jennifer StromTen Thousand Spirits
  • Mark Gottlieb
    • William KaufmannThe Change
  • Michelle Klayman
    • Colleen GoldsmithCovenant: Trilogy of the Horse
  • Lori Nowicki
    • Tracy BaduaLove in a Lunchbox
    • Kathryn ThurmanThe Biggest Thing of All
  • Stephanie Pitts
    • Judy McSweeneyDeuce Kloogan, Lead Detective
    • Jenn Hale & Holly MoraForged
  • David Pomerico
    • Mike DodsonStormbird
  • Angela Rinaldi
    • Colleen GoldsmithCovenant: Trilogy of the Horse
  • Peter Senftleben
    • Kyle RutkinThe Art of Seeking
  • Alice Volpe
    • Cary LoweBecoming American
  • Betsy Amster
    • David FabishKill the Dog
  • Martin Biro
    • Kim KeelineDeadman's Switch
  • Amy Boggs
    • Carmen AlexanderJaguars
  • Megan Close
    • Helen TorphyDeliverance
  • Stacy Creamer
    • Elle JauffretThe Girl of Salt and Feather
  • Richard Curtis
    • Judith StarkstonHittite Historical Novel
  • Heather Flaherty
    • L. J. SyskoYou are Here
  • Michelle Klayman
    • Mary Frances HillFragile Things
  • Jennifer Letwack
    • Beston BarnettAesop's Garden
  • Jim McCarthy
    • Renee AnduzeAlmost Elsewhere
  • Mary Moore
    • Maddie BurkeReset to Zero
  • Paula Munier
    • Sherri FullmerThe Return of Mr. Scrooge
    • Sheila SharpeLocked in a Box
  • Patricia Nelson
    • Mary Beth DuehrLoves, Lies & Glossy Pages
  • April Osborn
    • Ann Goldie LarsonThe Triptych
  • Angela Rinaldi
    • Tricia HopperSudden Changes
  • BJ Robbins
    • David FabishKill the Dog
  • Quressa Robinson
    • Noah KennedyAn Atheist in Jerusalem
  • Brooks Sherman
    • Jennifer PierceCreature Hunters: The Gnome Invasion
  • Amy Stapp
    • Joel FreiburgerThe Mapmaker's Daughter
  • Nicole Tourtelot
    • Lisa PadoldUp to the Knee
  • Sarah Younger
    • Patricia HopperSudden Changes
    • Jennifer HudsonBoat to the End of the World