‘Show Mercy’ does not win

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On Aug. 10, I posted the short story I entered in the Norman Mailer Writing Award for High School Teachers, which is hosted by The National Council of Teachers of English.

Well, the results are in.

I am not a winner.

I am not going to win the following, according to the NCTE site: “$10,000 cash prize along with travel and lodging to attend the Norman Mailer Center’s Annual Gala on November 8, 2011, in New York City, where the Mailer Prize and the Norman Mailer High School and College Writing Awards are also presented. The winner will also receive a fellowship to the prestigious Norman Mailer Writers Colony during the summer of 2012.”

This was my first professional writing contest I’ve ever entered. I’m not discouraged, though. I’m going to keep writing and keep competing.

If you’re interested in reading the story still, here is the link to the post: http://voiceofthevogts.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/writing-contest-entry-show-mercy/

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Todd R. Vogts, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of media at Sterling College in Kansas. Previously, he taught yearbook, newspaper, newsmagazine, and online journalism in various Kansas high schools, and he ran a weekly newspaper in rural Kansas. He continues to freelance as a professional journalist from time to time. Also, Vogts is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Journalism Education Association (JEA), and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), among others. He earned his Master Journalism Educator (MJE) certification from JEA in 2022. When he’s not teaching or writing, he runs his mobile disk jockey service and takes part in other entrepreneurial ventures. He can be reached at twitter.com/toddvogts or via his website at www.toddvogts.com.