Every Family Has a Story:
Announcing Contest Winners

Marina Gottlieb Sarles

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We are pleased to announce the grand prizewinner for Wild River Review’s “Every Family has a Story” contest.

We see the power of storytelling as an ember that can illuminate the universal stories of family and family history.

Congratulations to Linda C. Wisniewski for her piece Orchid in the Snow. Linda writes an honest, relatable, and complex story of her father’s struggle as an abuser and the effect he had on her family.

A second “congratulations” goes out to our first-runner-up, Muna Imady, for A Damascene Story.  Muna’s story, which takes place in her home city of Damascus, Syria, is a sensitive depiction of camaraderie and hope against a backdrop of religious division and war.

Ms Wisniewski will receive $250 and copies of The Last Daughter of Prussia, by Marina Gottlieb Sarles; and Anatolian Days & Nights by Wild River Review founder, Joy E. Stocke and West Coast Editor, Angie Brenner both published by Wild River Books.

Ms. Imady will receive $50 and copies of The Last Daughter of Prussia and Anatolian Days & Nights.

To read Ms. Wisniewski’s story, click here: Orchid in the Snow

To read Ms Imady’s story, click here: A Damascene Story