The Colorado Gold

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Annual Writing Contest

Congratulations to Evon Davis, and other 2018, 2019 and 2023 Colorado Gold Contest Winners. They had 200 entries and the competition was tough. So many fine manuscripts.

Hosted by Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, the Colorado Gold gives fiction writers at all levels the chance to get their work in front of professional agents and editors. The contest simulates the real process of acquiring an agent, serving as an excellent learning experience. Do you have what it takes to get published? The Colorado Gold will help you find out.


1st Place: VR by Evon Davis


In Fuller City, the most desirable slaves go to the highest bidders and that’s how Destiny Camden becomes a prima entertainment slave. She’s forced to provide entertainment for the bloated inheritors of power in Fuller City and desperately wants to escape from her virtual reality prison. As it turns out, she’s no ordinary slave. Her unusual ability to wake up inside the VR allows her to break the programming inserted by the Dreamweavers and change it in ways that serve her own ends. She wants the power to control her own reality instead of being mind-whipped.


For the Vorteci, everything is connected, and all species are equal. They don’t extract resources the way it was done for centuries. Even now there are mountainsides that haven’t recovered from the strip mining. Why did the people all those years ago,¬†whose descendants now live in Fuller City, think it was acceptable to destroy the world to meet their needs, especially when the damage would last for thousands of years, far beyond their own lifetimes?