Writer of the Year 35,000 or more circulation 2021


New Mexico Magazine, Kate Nelson

This writer tells me what I need to know, but does it in such a seamless way that I almost don’t even know it’s happening. She makes subtle observations and weaves them flawlessly into the writing. Superb storytelling.


Cottage Life, Jackie Davis

I think Jackie’s writing is great! I can actually hear an individual voice (also the personal anecdotes are contributing to hearing Jackie tell these stories/answer questions).


Texas Highways, Sarah Hepola

Sarah’s work has a really strong voice and a range of interesting topics.

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Tie for Bronze


Arizona Highways, Kelly Vaughn

I really like Kelly’s writing. I really appreciate the ability to maintain a voice and a narrative while allowing the subject matter or person being profiled to shine.