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Publications & Awards

This page mostly contains Star's publications and awards, since Star tends to be the one entering these contests! But Jake has received awards and honors too, including from WeScreenplay and

Star's Awards and Recognitions:

A note on names: Please note that I received some of these awards under different names, including Star Williams. I also write under a pen name, under which I've been an Amazon bestselling author, have contributed columns and articles in a variety of magazines, and was a non-fiction writer in residence at the Writers Room of Boston.

  • Semi-finalist (with Jake Tavares) in the 2019 Screencraft Animation Competition (co-written with Jake)

  • Quarter-finalist (with Jake Tavares) in 2019 Screencraft Animation Competition (co-written with Jake)

  • Semi-finalist in the Fall 2019 WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Contest

  • Finalist in the Narrative Magazine Fall 2012 Story Contest

  • Finalist in the 2010 Pank Little Books Contest

  • Finalist in the 2008 River Styx Schlafly Beer Microfiction Competition

  • Semi-finalist in the Black Lawrence Press "Black River Chapbook Competition" (Fall '09)

  • Honorable Mention in the Glimmer Train Fiction Open Dec 2009

  • The Glimmer Train Best Start Award (2009)

  • First Place in Flashquake's 'Less is More' Contest

  • Winner in the 2009 Tonto Books Short Story Contest

  • Third Place in the 2009 Mary Mackey Short Story Prize

  • First Place in the 2009 Carolyn A. Clark Flash Fiction Prize

Literary Publications:

Article Publications and Copy:

  • The New York Times (Modern Love: Tiny Love Stories)—Scroll down for my piece, "Cold Sun."

  • Huffington Post Personal

  • Thrive Global, where my work has been promoted via newsletters as well as other media

  • Dorie Clark, the New York Times bestselling author, of several books, including Stand Out and Entrepreneurial You, who is my client for social media, copywriting, and more

  • DoubleCheck Research, where I am a content writer

  • Grub Street, Boston, where I used to teach under my old name, and have developed online teaching materials and created blog posts

I also ghostwrite for a variety of clients—and my agreements with them prevent me from sharing those articles here.

Articles that I've helped my clients to develop via editing, writing, and/or coaching have appeared at a number of online magazines, including Harvard Business Review and Entrepreneur.

Under my pen name, I've also published articles at a variety of venues, including:

  • Cosmopolitan

  • Refinery 29

  • Spirituality & Health

  • Psychology Today

  • Gaia

  • A Cafe in Space: The Anais Nin Literary Journal

  • The Yalobusha Review

I have also been profiled in Dorie Clark's Entrepreneurial You


For samples  of my ghostwritten articles, please contact me

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