Writing Contest Winners

Writing Contest Honorable Mentions

Other top-ranked entries

  • 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.

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

    Fiction

    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.

  • 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.

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Recent online submissions

  • Time to Heal

    Scarlett Cortez

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of the ones who have passed on. But just because they aren’t here physically, doesn’t mean their spirits aren’t with us.

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  • The Beginning of the End

    Celina Gray

    Seeking out professional experience while still in college can be daunting and intimidating-yet, ultimately, it’s also rewarding.

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  • SHARICE DAVIDS AND DEB HAALAND
    A Moment in History

    Scarlett Cortez

    We as Indigenous people have always seen the value and strength of women, but after our recent election it’s amazing to see the rest of the U.S. finally starting to realize this.

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