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.

  • 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.

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