ASJA's Annual Writing Awards - 2020 Judges

Amy Hill Hearth

Amy Waters Yarsinske

Andrea Warren

Angela Bonavoglia

Angie Mangino

Ann Hoffner

Anne Z. Cooke

Antonia Malchik

Barbara Robertson

Bonnie Remsberg

Brenda Lange

Brette Sember

Brunella Costagliola

Carla Furlong

Carol  W Berman

Carolyn Zezima

Cheryl Jarvis

Christopher Elliott

Colleen Adair Fliedner

Dan Schlossberg

Darcy Lewis

Dava Stewart

Dean Jobb

Debi martin

Deborah L Blumberg

Debra Silber

Diane Daniel

Donna Jackel

Dorri Olds

Eileen Moon

Elisa Ung

Elizabeth Meade Howard

Ellen Lee

Eugene L Meyer

Helene M. Epstein

Iyna Bort Caruso

Jack El-Hai

Jean Nayar

Jennifer Billock

Jennifer Cadoff

Jennifer Reising

Jessica Farthing

Joann Greco

JR Brandstrader

Kate Silver 

Katherine Martinelli

Kathleen Vyn

Kavin Senapathy

Kimberly Meyer

Kimberly Potts

Kimberly Yavorski

Laura McClure Houghton

Lauren Stevens

Leslie Lang

Lisa L. Kirchner

Liz Alterman

Loretta Waldman

Maria Teresa Hart

Mary Ellen Collins

Masada Siegel

Melanie Radzicki McManus

Meryl Davids

Michele Matrisciani

Mickey Goodman 

Nancy Shepherdson

Pamela Toler

Randi Mazzela

Rebecca Christie

Richard Eisenberg

Rita Buckley

Rob Matk

Robert DiGiacomo

Robin DeMattia

Robin Marantz Henig

Robin Roenker

Rod Moore

Salma Abdelnour Gilman 

Sandi Schwartz 

Sandra Yin

Sarika Chawla 

Seema Dhawan

Sherry Paprocki

Stephani  Sutherland

Stephanie Bernaba 

Susan Johnston Taylor

Susan Newman

Suzanne Bowness 

Temma Ehrenfeld

Tereska Lynam

Theresa Sullivan-Barger

Vanessa McGrady

Vince Guerrieri

Wendy L. Sunshine

Wesley Cullen Davidson 

  • A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God.
    – Sidney Sheldon
  • A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
    – Kenneth Tynan
  • A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self–addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
    – Ring Lardner
  • A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
    – Marguerite Yourcenar
  • All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary – it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.
    – Somerset Maugham
  • Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
    – Christopher Hampton
  • Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.
    – Lawrence Kasdan
  • Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research.
    –Wilson Mizner
  • Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
    – Flannery O'Connor
  • I just wrote a book, but don't go out and buy it yet, because I don't think it's finished yet.
    – Lawrence Welk
  • I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
    – Douglas Adams
  • I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done.
    – Stephen Wright
  • It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
    – Robert Benchley
  • It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
    – Andrew Jackson
  • Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks.
    – Richard Curtis
  • No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly; and this self–deceit is yet stronger with respect to the offspring of the mind.
    – Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
    –Somerset Maugham
  • Writing a novel is like paddling from Boston to London in a bathtub. Sometimes the damn tub sinks. It's a wonder that most of them don't.
    – Stephen King
  • Writing a novel is like spelunking. You kind of create the right path for yourself. But, boy, are there so many points at which you think, absolutely, I'm going down the wrong hole here.
    – Chang–rae Lee
  • Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.
    –Samuel Johnson