2012 "It's All Write!" Short Story Contest

Around 350 teen writers turned in stories for the 2012 "It's All Write!" short story writing contest. Click on the titles below to read the stories or get the entire 2012 "It's All Write!" Book.

Middle School Winners:

1st Elise Blaauw "Expressionless" PDF Text-Only Version
2nd Sarah Kopacz "Like Summer Rain" PDF Text-Only Version
3rd Kristen Hayden "Shades" PDF Text-Only Version

High School 9th/10th Grade Winners:

1st Hannah Blaaux "The Glass Cage" PDF Text-Only Version
2nd Leon Pescador "When the Sky Falls" PDF Text-Only Version
3rd Madeline Woods "The Rapid Evolution from Dumpee to Dumper" PDF Text-Only Version

High School 11th/12th Grade Winners:

1st Madeleine Bradford "Everything but Wings" PDF Text-Only Version
2nd Josie Benson "Black Walnut" PDF Text-Only Version
3rd Vanessa Decker "Sadie's Eyes" PDF Text-Only Version


2012 finalists in the three grade categories:

Middle School:

Ted Beeson ”The Tale of Sir John” Text-Only Version
Charles Berofsky “The God of the Arts” Text-Only Version
Elise Blaauw "Expresionless” Text-Only Version
Kristen Hayden "Shades” Text-Only Version
Owen Hughes "Stranger’s Tea” Text-Only Version
Cynthia Jia "The Cottage” Text-Only Version
Eli Kirshner "A Foreign Port” Text-Only Version
Michael Kivel "Phoenix” Text-Only Version
Sarah Kopacz "Like Summer Rain” Text-Only Version
Sofia Kwok "The Flower Girl" Text-Only Version
Katie Mina Lee "Wishes, Wishes, Wishes" Text-Only Version
Vivie Li "Finding Me" Text-Only Version
Steven O’Brien "The Corrupt A. I." Text-Only Version
Madline O’Connor "Indifferent Doom" Text-Only Version
Samuel Elijah Parkhurst "The Battle of Shatizu Castle" Text-Only Version
Isabel Ratner "Believe” Text-Only Version
Laurel Spaccarelli "The Strange Lady" Text-Only Version
Meghan Sullivan "Dear Louis” Text-Only Version
Emily Tyner "The Trap Door in the Stage” Text-Only Version
Matthew H. Ward "The Desert” Text-Only Version
Kassidy Zimmer "The Hive” Text-Only Version

High School 9th/10th Grade:

Rebekah Barfield "Justice Among the Pines" Text-Only Version
Helen Blaauw "The Glass Cage" Text-Only Version
Emily Clark "The Color Red" Text-Only Version
Rebekah E. Cline "Secrets of the Greatest Age" Text-Only Version
Meaghan Haling "Lucky Archer" Text-Only Version
Mary Hasty "Thesus" Text-Only Version
Maria Meier "Stolen by the Wind" Text-Only Version
Leon Pescador "When the Sky Falls" Text-Only Version
Dana Shin "Bits and Pieces" Text-Only Version
Wendy Weston "Beloved" Text-Only Version
Madeline Woods "The Rapid Evolution from Dumpee to Dumper" Text-Only Version
Vincent Zahm “Invincible” Text-Only Version
Sherry Zhang "Ensnared Within the Binding Phantasm" Text-Only Version

High School 11th/12th Grade:

Elizabeth Ballou "Caedmon’s Hymn" Text-Only Version
Josie Benson "Black Walnut" Text-Only Version
Michael Bloniarz "Grand Central Station" Text-Only Version
Madeleine Bradford "Everything but Wings" "Everything but Wings" Text-Only Version
Sarah Chavey "Montana" Text-Only Version
Lauren Childs "Hello Again" Text-Only Version
Rishindra Chinta "ETA: 2:30 PM" Text-Only Version
Vanessa Decker "Sadie’s Eyes" Text-Only Version
Margaret Abigail Flowers "Roy’s Round Top Saloon and Dance Hall" Text-Only Version
Ashwin Fujii "Kai and the Sea" Text-Only Version
Ioana Grosu "Lovers in July" Text-Only Version
Alyssa Holmes "Custody" Text-Only Version
Susan LaMoreaux "Sewing up the Seams" Text-Only Version
Clare Nowak "Jack of Many Suits" Text-Only Version
Hannah Pham "Comb-overs and Other Rituals" Text-Only Version
Rhiana Simon "Cooing of the Mourning Dove" Text-Only Version
Danielle Rini "Capital Vices" Text-Only Version
Jacob Thackston "1985" Text-Only Version