Congratulations Short Story Contest Winners

About the Contest

Congratulations to our 2023 Fall into Fiction Short Story contest winners. The contest challenged aspiring authors to compose short stories read in 3 minutes or less (4500 characters max), and our community certainly delivered! 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 and Biblioboard digital collections. For a limited time you can print contest submissions on a Short Edition dispenser at Village Square Branch and King Library.

Winning Entries

Ages 0-7

Ages 8-9

Pre-teen 10-12

Teens 13-17

Adults 18+


Each winner will receive a gift certificate to local bookseller Hicklebee's, a book of short stories or writing inspiration, 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 in our poetry contest next spring.