Yes, Yes, Yes! … the winners

The Winners of  CONTEST – language acquisition:

First Place

Cliff Garstang! He is a writer from Virginia, who has a new book coming out on October 1. It’s a novel in stories set in Washington, D.C., called WHAT THE ZHANG BOYS KNOW. Find out more at

The Contest was posted at 9:0o am, and Cliff answered with a laconic – albeit, excited – “Ja!” at 9:12 am. That’s fast and correct. Ja is the German word I used in my first post, it begins …, that means:  Yes. For that, I told him he could choose three drawings that will now be known as Cliff’s Triptych.

Cliff Garstang
Cliff's Triptych, Samuel Nigro, Drawing, Granite Wall

Steve Juras! He is a poet, artist and designer, operating out of Chicago. Check out his blog at:

Steve’s in-depth, sharp analysis of both the question and answer earned him two drawings, and is worth repeating here:

Deeply embedded in “…it begins”:

ja, ja, ja!

Sly. Very sly…

Well done, Steve.

Steve Juras

Steve's Diptych, Samuel Nigro, Drawing, Granite Wall

Honorable Mention

Beth Weinstein! She is a writer in New York City, working on a short story collection entitled Things that Rise and Fall. Since 2007, Beth has managed
PEN American Center’s World Voices Festival—New York City’s only international festival of literature—and has organized PEN’s year-round programming.

For participating, she receives a drawing of her choice. Thanks, Beth.

Beth Weinstein

Samuel Nigro, Drawing, Granite Wall

I want to give a shout-out to Barb Fisco, Christopher Cox, Kate Cantrill and Mary Ann Hopkins: Thanks for engaging! Next time post on the blog and see what happens.

Of Note: All three winners receive my e-newsletter, and thus get inside information, like – for example – the notifications of upcoming contests.
You, too, can join the e-newsletter:

good luck next time.

1 Comment

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One response to “Yes, Yes, Yes! … the winners

  1. Steve

    Thanks for the acknowledgement, Sam.

    Look forward to both your drawings and engaging blog posts.


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