The winners of the annual Fresh Ink Fiction Contest were announced on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Texas Book Festival. Hosted by the DDCE and the Texas Book Festival, and with support from AT&T, the contest encourages creative writing in Texas Schools. Middle and high school students are invited to submit a piece of original fiction, no more than 2,000 words in length.
This year’s theme was “Funny Running Into You Here.” Submitted entries are judged by Texas Book Festival authors, local educators, and leaders in the publishing industry.
Here are the 2017 winners in all three divisions.
7th & 8th Grade
1st Place: “Katherine, or Catharsis: Nine Portraits” by Yasmeen Khan
2nd Place: “Dipper” by Priyanka Gupta
3rd Place: “The Raven and the Dove” by Shirley Zhu
9th & 10th Grade
1st Place: “The Permanent Record Caper” by Diya Chatterjee
2nd Place: “The Woman at the Top of the Bridge” by Veronica J. Ledezma
3rd Place: “Pearly Gates” by Madeline Szoo
11th & 12th Grade
1st Place: “Little Drops” by Brittany MacKeown
2nd Place: “Morbid Art” by Elena Pacheo
3rd Place: “The Monster Inside” by Lydia Burleson
Visit this website for more about the contest and to read stories from past winners.