Writing Contest Winners

Writing Contest Honorable Mentions

Other top-ranked entries

  • Tree of Life by Brooke McNae of College of the Muscogee Nation

    Memoir / Narrative

    Autumn’s Reign

    Shayla Gayton

    All I knew was that I lost one of my best friends. Then, I cried hard, like a dam bursting.

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

    Nonfiction

    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.

  • Dream Colors by Debberona Begaye of Navajo Technical University

    Fiction

    What’s Better Left Unsaid

    Alyza Grant

    And one day she was sure she’d come to love her baby too. It was a bit of cosmic mercy in the midst of hell.

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    Scarlett Cortez

    Mental health issues don’t just go away and they can’t be covered by a cast or bandage. But whatever you are feeling is valid, and you shouldn’t be ashamed.

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  • Just Keep Pulling!

    Celina Gray

    Sometimes it’s important to remind ourselves to be present in the moment and see to our responsibilities and duties.

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    Who We Are

    Scarlett Cortez

    Be proud of your skin and all your ancestors who came before you.

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