Read the 2018 It's All Write anthology here.
Middle school winners
First Place: As the Pigeon Flies, by Claire Huchthausen
Second Place: She Hawk-Eyed and Lion-Hearted, by Catherine Kelly
Third Place: The Case of the Flashlight on the Beach, by Arihan Dixit
Runner Up: Stargazer, by Mary Bechtold
Runner Up: The Death of Death, by Ethan Valentine
High school winners
First Place: A Goodbye Letter to My Best Friend, by Mariam Qureshi
Second Place: Ghosts for Sale, by Katie Bushman
Third Place: Ephemeral, by Briana McMahon
Runner Up: Sealed with a Kiss, by Alicia Zheng
Runner Up: The February Tree, Emily Wolfe
Read the 2017 It's All Write anthology here.
Middle school winners
First Place: La Voix de Affamé by Salome Augusto
Second Place: Silent Screams by Lauren Sager
Third Place: The Horror of Veggies by Jocelyn Yee
Runner Up: Black Lungs by Annemarie Ching
Runner Up: The Duel by Ronan Stone
The Unusuals by Isabella Cascio
The Flight by Haley Copeland
In the Abyss by Faith Nguyen
U.I. by Nicole Steigerwald
The Pursuit of Happiness by Jaylen Washington
High School winners
First Place: Tougether Forever by Zora Grace
Second Place: Story Lovers by Maria Hollingshead
Third Place: Tiraillements by Lydia Smith
Runner Up: Immortal Children by Ana Diederich
Runner Up: My Song of Bangladesh by Ahnaf Khan
Starry Eyes and Stockholm Smiles by Sarah Chan
Scars by Zenia deHaven
New Life by Hyrum Madson
Justified by Joshua Ryan
See a video of the celebration
Read the book of winning stories.
Middle School winners
First place: Zenia deHaven for “Losing Hope.”
Second place: Amani Hagmagid
Third place: Addison Weinbrecht
Fourth place: Zora Brooks Grace
Fifth place: Mary Cho
Heather Min Sullivan
High School Winners
First place: Barbara Regan for “Through the Door.”
Second place: Ana Diederich
Third place: Abigail Ryan
Fourth place: Emily Forbes
Fifth place: Samapriya Dandibhotla
2014 was a year of humor, beauty, and other worlds. The competition continued to grow stronger, and the Teen Services librarians had a difficult time choosing the winners and honorable mentions in each age group. Thank you for transporting us from our regular lives into the lives of your imaginations.
Check out the winners from middle school and high school in this eBook (pdf).
You submitted stories that made us laugh and some that made us cry. The best moved us to the point where we could only describe your stories with feelings that we felt upon reading them. This competition was our toughest yet as we decided between stories that showed maturity beyond your years. You should feel proud of your achievements in 2013.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in It’s All Write, our 3rd annual short story contest for teens. We’ve compiled the top 20 stories into
an eBook (pdf).
For a second year in a row, Loudoun County Public Library challenged teens to a short story contest. 174 of you rose to the challenge. Your imagination and creativity left us certain that there are great authors among you. You sent us stories of enduring love, epic fantasy, spine tingling horror, fast paced action and adventure. You took us back in time; presented us with harsh dystopias; and showed us the devastation and hope inherent in life.
WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT THE TOP TWENTY STORIES OF 2012’S CONTEST.
Top Ten Middle School Stories (pdf)
Top Ten High School Stories (pdf)
The awards are made possible by the James Horton Program for the Arts Trust Fund and the Loudoun Library Foundation.