Contest Winners, the Portland Writers’ Mill

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About The Writers’ Mill
The Writers’ Mill is an eclectic group of talented, creative, supportive and hard-working writers, editors and illustrators, who meet monthly at the Cedar Mill Community Library in Portland, Oregon. We are very grateful to the library staff for their continued support and promotion of our writing group, and we’re pleased that the library receives all proceeds from online sales of our anthologies.
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Other Writing Awards

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AuthorsbyDesign.com, while still inline, was listed by Writer’s Digest magazine as one of the top 10 websites for writers. Its contests were among its many delightful assets. Kumoricon is an annual anime convention in Portland, Oregon. Robin attended Santa Ana College (now Rancho Santiago College) in Santa Ana, California, as a journalism major right out of high school.

Honors

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Write Around Portland does workshops of writing in community for people who are normally unlikely to be heard, providing prompts, publishing opportunities, and advanced workshops for alumni.

Editing Credits

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The Portland Writers’ Mill publishes anthologies of varying themes and genres written and edited by members. Barking Rain Press was a small publisher of “books with bite.” Robin worked remotely for Barking Rain in all levels of trade novel editing. Before that, she was an editor at Ooligan Press, the only student-run trade book publisher in the U.S., after a writing, editing, and publishing class at Portland Community College Cascade campus. She was managing editor of a newsletter, and has edited books, articles, and poems for individual writers.

The Duprass

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1st place in the Portland Writers’ Mill August 2016 contest Photo Inspired. Two empty dining room chairs face the ocean. Who put them there? A couple in love, wrapped in each other year after year, lack nothing… Or do they? … Continued

The Morning Glory

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In nearly every social situation in my life, I used to find myself a misfit. There are various reasons for it, some which I have yet to discover, but whatever the causes, I have often felt unloved. One summer vacation, … Continued