WINNERS from Zen Garden contests

Our contests are quickly gaining popularity with creative people from all over the world!  We enjoy showcasing and featuring our winners with their own winner page.

We invite you to read about the talented people who energize and inspire all of us at ZenGardens, and see all their winning entries.

Zantal Siah, Writer and Poet

Zantal Siah is a student who is currently pursuing a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. As a Capricorn, she is constantly looking for new challenges to better herself. She has recently picked up writing as a hobby and hopes to

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Emilia Brewer, Writer and Poet

Emilia Brewer is a student and an aspiring writer. Though her work has only appeared in school newspapers, she wants to launch her creations into a much broader surface. With her poetry and short stories, Emilia hopes to convey the

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Amy DeMatt, Writer

Amy DeMatt is an attorney and court administrator. She has earned awards for writing as an undergraduate in Philosophy and served on the Washington and Lee University Law Review. She agrees with Frederick Douglass that “if there is no struggle,

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Jon Giles, Writer

Jon Giles has been a chef, a goat herder, a debt collector, a writer, a podcaster, and a paper salesman.  Being a half jack of all trades lends itself well to his writing, as he gleans experience from each endeavor,

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Tonia Markou, Writer

Tonia Markou is a Greek-German writer, university teacher and avid collector of mugs, socks and pajamas. Her fiction has appeared in Lit Up, The Junction, P.S. I Love You and 50-Word Stories. Country: GermanyCity: Ludwigshafen is proud to introduce

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Madison E. Njos, Writer

Originally from Washington State, I moved to LA this past summer to pursue a career in filmmaking. For now I make coffees and run errands, but one day, I hope to write and direct my own films. Though filmmaking is

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Torche Johnson, Writer

An awkward writer who prefers to write about humans than socialize withthem, will have a sweet tooth even if they all fall out, and co-writes foran online manga series called TheRemnant: This is Not Flesh & Blood.Torché ensures to weave

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Susan Giles: Writer, Poet and Gardener

Life has given Susan Giles many varied experiences from homesteading in Alaska as a child, to working with preschool music, to teaching Thinking Skills and Language Arts for 20 years in elementary school.  Retired after 25 years in education, she

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Emmy Childress, Writer

I’m Emmy, I’m 14, and I’m very passionate about writing. After my Mom passed, I found it a good way to get my emotions out into words. Every day I have new ideas and plans for stories. I’m from Indianapolis.

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