Hats Off! to Flora Ann Scearce, who won First Place in the 2012 Carteret Writers’ 21st Annual Writing Contest ("Fiction") and Third Place in the "Writing for Children" category. First Place winners each received $100 and a plaque. Second and third place winners received $50 and $25 respectively, and certificates. Manuscripts that placed in the contest will be published in Carteret Writers’ literary journal, Shoal, planned for summer release.