Winners of the Teen Short Story Contest! 2012

53 Finalists were honored on Saturday, May 12, from a pool of 350 submissions for this year's 20th Annual Teen Short Story Writing Contest.
Caitlin Horrocks, author of an applauded debut collection of short stories, This is Not Your City and a previous winner of the AADL contest
in 1997 spoke to a packed house of teen writers, their families and friends. She was inspiring and witty in her remarks. Below are the top nine winners in each of three grade categories:

Middle School (Grades 6-7-8)
1st Place - Elise Blaauw - Story/Expressionless
2nd Place - Sarah Kopacz - Story/Like Summer Rain
3rd Place - Kristen Hayden - Story/Shades

High School (Grades 9-10)
1st Place - Hannah Blaauw - Story/Glass Cage
2nd Place - Leon Pescador - Story/When the Sky Falls
3rd Place - Madeline Woods - The Rapid Evolution from Dumpee to Dumper

High School (Grades 11-12)
1st Place - Madeline Bradford - Story/Everything But Wings
2nd Place - Josie Benson - Story/Black Walnut
3rd Place - Vanessa Decker - Story/Sadie's Eyes

Congratulations to all!


Is there somewhere where we can read this year's winners?

The winning stories will be posted very soon at Keep an eye on that page!