Meet The Judges

Sharon Hurley Hall

Sharon Hurley Hall is a professional B2B writer, and an avid reader, who loves sci-fi. She is the author of Exploring Shadeism, and co-host of the Introvert Sisters podcast. She is committed to anti-racism, and publishes an anti-racism newsletter on Substack.

Charli Mills

Charli Mills grew up out west, once winning a rodeo trophy for tying a goat. She’s series editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology and her stories have featured in magazines, The U.P. Reader, and on stage. Charli writes women’s fiction about veterans on the fringe and forgotten women on the frontiers. In 2014, she co-founded an international literary community at, hosting weekly 99-word story challenges. She provides outreach to marginalized communities and veterans, making literary art accessible, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing. She teaches creative writing workshops and courses.

Monette Satterfield

Monette Satterfield is an artist and author with a wide range of business and creative skills. She’s published four books as well as written many articles in national magazines. Her varied background, from science through business to art, product design and writing has honed the unusual combination of quirky creativity and strong communication skills that she uses to bring a bright beacon to those who are striking out on their own creative path. Find out more at


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