Congratulations Write Michigan Winners!

Kent District Library, Traverse Area District Library, Canton Public Library and Schuler Books announce the winners of the eleventh annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest. Over 1,250 writers from across the state entered the contest in three age groups —494 adults, 430 teens and 327 youth. 

Winners were chosen by public voting at for the $250 Readers’ Choice award and by a panel of judges for the $500 Judges’ Choice and $250 Judges’ Choice Runner-up awards. A $500 Spanish language winner was also chosen in each age group. Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony in April.


Judges’ Choice Winner
Carrion Crow, Megan Stevens, Remus

Judges’ Choice Runner-Up
I Won't Let This Build up Inside of Me, Chris Cochran, Stevensville

Readers’ Choice Winner
The Walk of Honor, Marcie Woods, Grand Rapids

Published Finalists
Glint, Emilee Ceuninck, Canton
The Leader of the Pack, Avery Saylor, St. Joseph
The Waters of Michigan, Malachi King, Eaton Rapids


Judges’ Choice Winner
A Paradise Past, Cassie Peckens, Lake Orion

Judges’ Choice Runner-Up
Snow & Silence, Kat Blackwell, Shelby Twp.

Readers’ Choice Winner
The World Moves on Around Us, Anjali Sardar, Okemos

Published Finalists
Theories on Shakespeare, Faith Grimmet, Eaton Rapids
Painted Feathers, Molly Bilbey, Grand Ledge
"G", Erin Burchill, South Lyon


Judges’ Choice Winner
Unending Love, Sevie Roddy, Ann Arbor

Judges’ Choice Runner-Up
Home, Karis Rietema, Hamilton

Readers’ Choice Winner
Elemental Cats, Riley Carey, Lowell

Published Finalists
Found in the Forest, Miriam Wieringa, Kentwood
The Winter War, Ensley DeYonker, Lapeer
I am Spring, Emma Katke, Birmingham


Adult - Tres Mujeres, Sara Proaño, Zeeland

TeenEl Sacrificio de los Zodiacos, Yolihuani Dietachmayr Gonzalez, Berkley

YouthLa búsqueda de Amelia, Aubrey Borr, Zeeland