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Short Story & Poetry Contest

The 2024 Short Story & Poetry Contest has closed. Thank you to all our participants! You can read our winning contest entries below. Winning poetry submissions were recorded by the authors. The 2025 Short Story & Poetry Contest will open in January 2025. 

Adult - Poetry
First Place: Sweet Summer Life by Allie Semperger | Audio Recording
Second Place: If I Had by Jennifer Buda | Audio Recording
Third Place: I Want To Be The Captain by Robert Johnson | Audio Recording

Adult - Short Story
First Place: The Wickie's Path by Lilly Hollingsworth
Second Place: Break Point by Andrew Beardslee
Third Place: Who Is Maria Antonia? by Michael Hall

Teen - Poetry
First Place: The Swordsmith by Gabriel B. Toupin | Audio Recording

Teen - Short Story
First Place: Proditor by Piper Fountain

Youth - Poetry
First Place: The Sweaty Sweater by Maggie Manning | Audio Recording

Youth - Short Story
First Place: The Loose Tooth by Caleigh Cousineau