Congratulations Write Michigan Winners!


Kent District Library, Hancock School Public Library, Traverse Area District Library, Canton Public Library and Schuler Books announce the winners of the tenth annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest. Almost 1,200 writers from across the state entered the contest in four categories —266 adults, 553 teens, 309 youth and 62 Spanish writers (12 and younger).

Winners were chosen by public voting at www.writemichigan.org for the $500 Readers’ Choice award and by a panel of judges for the $500 Judges’ Choice and $250 Judges’ Choice Runner-up awards. Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony in April.

ADULT

Judges’ Choice Winner
Serendipitous by Brenna LaForge (Battle Creek)

Judges’ Choice Runner-Up
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Robots by Loretta Jahncke (Wyoming)

Readers’ Choice Winner
The Crossing by Will Miedema (Rockford)

Published Finalists
Prismatic Sun by Julie Foust (Barryton)
Show Me How to Feel the Stars by Chris Sorenson (Ann Arbor)
Riparian Zones by KS Walker (Grand Rapids)

TEEN

Judges’ Choice Winner
Chasing Rainbows by Kevina Clear (Niles)

Judges’ Choice Runner-Up
Help is on the way by Meghan Hemmer (Houghton)

Readers’ Choice Winner
This Chapter of Our Lives by Meredith Mead (Traverse City)

Published Finalists
ˈ ˈdrau̇-​niŋ (v.) by Dev Buysse (Caledonia)
Fate of the Fallen by Paige Harry (Midland)
October 8, 1983 by Payton Kalsbeek (Jenison)

YOUTH

Judges’ Choice Winner
The Adventures Behind the Canvas by Amelia Veltman (Caledonia)

Judges’ Choice Runner-Up
The Unexpected Catastrophe by Ellie Einfeld (Grand Rapids)

Readers’ Choice Winner
Running From The Future by Adi Jain (Grand Rapids)

Published Finalists
Ciara and the Ring of Fires by Sevie Roddy (Ann Arbor)
Journey to the Elder Cat by Colette Horvath (Byron Center)
Where I Belong by Amelia Bogertman (Ada)

Johnathan Rand Writing Camp Winner
The General Who Saved Levomira by Jocelyn Tan (Okemos)

SPANISH

Judges’ Choice Winner
Carrera de bicicleta by Elijah Kuiper (Grand Rapids)

Judges’ Choice Runner-Up
El Corazón by Sofia Armas (Grand Rapids)

Readers’ Choice Winner
El Indiano by Miguel Reagan (Grand Rapids)

Published Finalists
¿Dónde está mi casa? by Sofia Toboy (Grand Rapids)
Por el amor de la música by Lily Orange (Grandville)
El poder de la amistad by Sylvia Fisher (Grand Rapids)

 

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