Congratulations to our annual Fall into Fiction Short Story Contest winners! The Fall into Fiction Contest ran from September 1-30 and challenged aspiring and amateur writers to compose short stories read in 3 minutes or less (4500 characters max). We were impressed with the creative work submitted to the contest! Stories of all kinds were submitted and will be added to our growing local collection of short form literature published online through the Short Edition Portal and Biblioboard digital collections. Contest submissions will also be featured on our Short Story dispensers located at the Village Square Branch and West Valley Branch libraries.
Age 0-7 Category Winners
- First Place: Saanvi Jain, Sorting Distractions
- Second Place: Stanley Ko, Meet Rotten Potato
- Third Place: Doyun Kim, Drift of the Dragons
Age 8-9 Category Winners
- First Place: Sarah Ng, The Deep End
- Second Place: Emma Lin, Eeauna
- Third Place: Eleanor Wang, The Littlest Pup
Age 10-12 Category Winners
- First Place: Averie Nascone, Oakley and Jora Sparrow Scouts: The Forest Badge
- Second Place: Oliver Yau, I Win!
- Third Place: Jazl Jalin, The Story of Thomas Brown
Age 13-17 Category Winners
- First Place: Tisha Prasad, Everly: The Babysitter
- Second Place: Ajla Trumic, Clarity is Coming
- Third Place: K C, Eternity
- First Place: Hannah Parenteau, Hermits of Halloway Bay
- Second Place: Nancy Pyzel, Waiting
- Third Place: Tweety Hsiao, Butterfly
Each winner will receive a gift certificate to local bookseller Hicklebee's, a recently published short story anthology or picture book, as well as an assortment of goodies to help keep the words and creativity flowing. Congratulations again winners, and to all who participated! We look forward to seeing more submissions for our next creative writing contest in Spring 2023.