William Faulkner/William Wisdom Literary Competition, Finalist,
Poetry Category, "Left-Over Man". 2010
Cup of Comfort for Grieving Hearts, "So Soft Her
Goodbye". Released in Dec./Jan. 2009/2010
Christmas Traditions, "Piano Solo".
Adams Media, F&W Publications. October 2009
William Faulkner/William Wisdom Literary Competition, Finalist
in the Essay and Poetry Category, 2009
William Faulkner, William Wisdom Literary Competition, Special
Honorable Mention in the Essay Category, 2008. Finalist in the Poetry
Category and Fiction Category.
A Cup of Comfort for Writers, "On Unconditional
Love and Rejection Slips," Fall of 2008
Letters to My Mother, Adams Media, Spring of 2007
Vacations, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, "The
Peacock." Spring 2006, Outrider Press. Black and White
Falling in Love Again: Second Chances, "Our Glass",
Spring 2005, Outrider Press, Black and White Series.
Profiled in Byline Writers Desk Calendar 2005.
Mystery Scene Magazine: "So Long Lives This".
Chicken Soup Healthy Living Series: "Eggs Over",
published: August 2005.
The Simple Pleasures of Friendship, book. "Divine
William Faulkner Literary Competition. Finalist 1997-2010
in categories: Fiction, Personal Essay & Poetry.
Things that Go Bump in the Night: "A Skeleton
in the Closet", Literary nonfiction. Outrider Press,
New Century Writer: Winner Poetry: 2003.
Saturday Evening Post: Postscripts
Poem: "All's Bright On the Herm Front",
July/August issue, 2003.
Family Gatherings, anthology of literary nonfiction: "Aftermath",
Published: August 2003, Outrider Press.
A Cup of Comfort for Christmas: "Toy Soldiers",
Published: Christmas 2003.
Verbicide Magazine, poem, "April Showers",
Fall 2003 issue.
New Century Writer Awards, 2002, "April Showers",
5th-place poetry winner.
New Century Writer, 2002: six stories in Finalist, Fiction
New Century Writer, 2002: "Heyday",
"Fred", "Fairy Tales",
"Age Old". Finalist, poetry category.
William Faulkner Writing Competition, 2002: "For
My Wife" Finalist poetry category.
William Faulkner Writing Competition, 2002: "On
a Wing and a Prayer", Personal Essay category.
Games Magazine, Mother's Day Quiz, May 2002
Saturday Evening Post, poem in Post Scripts, Spring of 2001.
Saturday Evening Post, poem "About Face",
the Women's March, November/December Issue 2001.
Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul, book "So
Long Lives This", personal essay. Published: June 29,
1999-2000: A judge on the panel of judges for Chicken Soup for
Writers Soul book (published June 29, 2000)
New Century Writer Awards. Literary/Nonfiction category.
Top 10, 7th
place for "Something Blue", 1999. Six stories
placed in Finals, 2001.
Philadelphia Writers' Conference: a winner in the Personal
Essay category, June 1999 and June 2000.
Saturday Evening Post, personal essay, November/December
Writer's Digest: Chronicle column, personal essay, "So
Long Lives This", January 1997.
Saturday Evening Post, "Eggs Over",
January/February issue 1996
Finalist in The PEN Syndicated Fiction Project, 1991.
The New Press Literary Quarterly: "The Screaming
Lady", Published Fall, 1994, Tenth Anniversary Issue.
(Collaboration with son, Graig Weich, who did the artwork.)
Semi-Finalist PEN Syndicated Fiction Project, 1992, 1993,
Writer's Digest: placed two times in top 100 writers for 1995 and
one time in 1998 / Category: Personal Essay, 1999.
Texas Tri-State Literary Festival (Texas, Oklahoma, and
New Mexico): Winner - 1st Place article; 3rd Place Fiction; Honorable
Mention - Inspirational 1995.
Texas Tri-State Literary Fair, 1994. Honorable Mention.
Texas Tri-State Literary Fair, 1993. Winner: Best of Show;
1st place and 2nd place. (All were personal essays.)
National Writer's Association Fiction Competition, placed
twice in the top ten 1996 and Honorable Mention.
ByLine Magazine: First Place, two separate competitions
Category: Filler: 1994 & 1995; Finalist ByLine Annual Award,
Literary Competition 1997
Writer's Digest: "An Alternative Writing Workshop", 1992,
Our Town Newspaper, (Manhattan, New York), "My
Years in the White
House", personal essay, 1993
Co-Founder and Coordinator of Correspondence Writers' Workshop,
1991 to present.
Contributing Editor for Between-the-Lines, a publication
of the National Writers Union, NY Local. (1986-1992).
Writer for Between-the-Lines, a publication of the National
Writers Union, NY Local. (1986-1992)
National Headache Foundation Newsletter: "Me
& the Night Visitor: A Journey Through a Migraine",
Authorship: Official Publication of the National Writer's Association:
"On Unconditional Love and Rejection Slips"
Poet Magazine: "The Champs Elysees",
Poet Magazine: Iva Mary Williams Award, 3rd place, 1992.
Wrote Foreword in Perceptions, Volume II, a poetry anthology
published by The Write Technique, November 1991.
Mothering Magazine, "An Open Letter to Our Son
On His First Birthday", 1975.
Mothering Magazine, "Big City Mothering",
Mothering Magazine, "Grandmother",
Poetry published and analyzed in The Writer, 1972
Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest Competition; poetry.
Special Honorable Mention: Essay competition, Byline Magazine.
Honorable Mention for poetry in The National Writer's Assoc.
Poetry Competition. 1970's.
Listed in the top 100 for Fiction competition by Writers' Digest.
New York Alive Magazine: "Once Around the Reservoir".
Honorable mention for article in the National Writer's Assoc.
Article Competition. 1970's.
Former columnist for the Manhattan Tribune. 1968-1970.
Honorable Mention in the Annual Byline Literary Awards.
7th Place Winner: Essay/Article Contest: National Writer's Association.