Writing Contest Winners

Writing Contest Honorable Mentions

Other top-ranked entries

  • Mohawk by Patrick Bednark of the Institute of American Indian Arts


    Live How You Wish

    James Hodell

    After a time his anger and embarrassment turned to a melancholic blanket of regret. He now wanted to find relief from his actions more than an explanation for them.

  • Moodle Doodle by Shaniah Kabigebi of Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College


    Strawberry Fields

    Jeremy Chapman

    Choking on ditch weed, riding the clutch, and cranking the Beatles, we were off with Geoff perched on top of his car roof.

  • Stolen Sisters by Diamond Williams of Haskell Indian Nations University


    Homing In

    Vivian M. Carroll

    I fly, silver wings above clouds,
    tracking yesterday through winds
    tuned to stellar frequency—

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