Publications and Awards

Years ago when I started writing seriously, I went by different pseudonyms: Allison Ji-Jen Merrill, Allison Merrill, and Hope Youngblood. I sometimes use my Chinese name 洪吉珍, too. Here are some of the publications my work has been included and awards I’ve won.

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National Champion in Life Story Writing Competition. Taipei, Taiwan. May, 2010.

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National Champion in Life Story Writing Competition. Taipei, Taiwan. May, 2010.

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Honorable Mention in the Memoirs/Personal Essay Category. 79th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition.

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Finalist in the Serendipity Literary Agency Memoir Discovery Contest. 2014.

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Excerpt from my memoir Zhongshan Road won Third Place in the Non-Fiction Category, LDStorymakers First Chapter Contest. May, 2015.

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Excerpt from my memoir Zhongshan Road won Third Place in the Non-Fiction Category, LDStorymakers First Chapter Contest. May, 2015.

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My collection of personal essays published in Taiwan. November 2007.

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My collection of personal essays published in Taiwan. November 2007.

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My national champion personal essay in the Life Story Anthology. May, 2010.

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My national champion personal essay in the Life Story Anthology. May, 2010.

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My article in the Liahona Magazine. March, 2015.

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My article in the Ensign Magazine. August, 2011.

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My article in the Ensign Magazine. August, 2011.

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My short story in the Mind Games Anthology. March, 2017.

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