2013 "It's All Write!" Short Story Contest

Around 335 teen writers turned in stories for the 2013 "It's All Write!" short story writing contest. Click on the titles below to read the stories. You can also read the entire 2013 "It's All Write!" Book.

Below is a list of the 2013 winners (and past winners) from the It's All Write! contest, including a list of the 2013 finalists. Read all other submissions that the AADL received here.

Middle School Winners:

1st Cynthia Jia "The Soles of Our Shoes" PDF Text-Only Version
2nd Sofia Kwok "Beach Glass" PDF Text-Only Version
3rd Mary Collins "The Invasion of Lizzy Burnell" PDF Text-Only Version

High School 9th/10th Grade Winners:

1st Marie Martelli "The Gourd Tree"
2nd Milo Davidson "The Prisoner's Dilemma" PDF Text-Only Version
3rd Steven Schulte "Sunstep" PDF Text-Only Version

High School 11th/12th Grade Winners:

1st Allison Light "Going Once" PDF Text-Only Version
2nd Josie Benson "Buoyancy" PDF Text-Only Version
3rd Leah Awkward-Rich "Breach" PDF Text-Only Version


2013 Finalists in three grade categories:

Middle School:

Amy Daley "Summers at Lily Manor" Text-Only Version
Ian Gates "Collage of the Mask" Text-Only Version
Catherine Garton "Glazed Over" Text-Only Version
Julia Graham "A Dark Cloud Around the Moon" Text-Only Version
Elise Hoffman "Freedom" Text-Only Version
Ellie Howell "Breaking Ice" Text-Only Version
Tanvi Jaikamal "Friends" Text-Only Version
Delace Jia "The Contest" Text-Only Version
Zane Jones ”Misled” Text-Only Version
Nicole Knauer ”Bittersweet Notes” Text-Only Version
Miranda McCarthy ”Philosophy of Stars” Text-Only Version
James Read ”Terrible Top” Text-Only Version
Erika Smith ”The Assassin” Text-Only Version
Carson Snyder ”Unknown Love” Text-Only Version
Zoe Stephan ”Letters to Julia” Text-Only Version
Mary Xu ”Fairy Tale” Text-Only Version
Hannah Zonnevylle ”The Rapid Escalation of Tragedy”
Text-Only Version

High School 9th/10th Grade:

Elise Blaauw ”An Empty Hanger” Text-Only Version
Cody Caplette ”The Feeling” Text-Only Version
Woojung Jo ”Choose Your Own Fortune" Text-Only Version
Sarah Elizabeth Kimsey ”With Possible Side Effects" Text-Only Version
Sharon Lee "Citizen Lydia Harrow"
Tashi Stewart ”The Dead Sisterhood" Text-Only Version
Waleed Vaid ”With Every Hardship Comes Ease" Text-Only Version
Catherine Valdez ”Colony Collapse Syndrome" Text-Only Version
Katherine Weber ”The Little Things" Text-Only Version

High School 11th/12th Grade:

Hanel Baveja "Ambassadors of Nostalgia"
Matt Chervin ”Amidst the Lilies" Text-Only Version
Rishindra Chinta ”Shrimposium" Text-Only Version
Mari Cohen ”Ringtones and Reasons" Text-Only Version
Alexa Derman ”On Atticus" Text-Only Version
Megan Estey”One Million Realities" Text-Only Version
Maeher Grewal ”Where the Moon Does Not Rise in Argentina" Text-Only Version
Yoojin Hahn ”But Howard is Not a Character" Text-Only Version
Christian Koch ”Different World, Same Story" Text-Only Version
Kate Lipman ”Eden's Forest" Text-Only Version
Thomas Morin ”Chalk" Text-Only Version
Madeline Woods ”The Great Appliance Rebellion" Text-Only Version
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