Write On 2020 Teen Short Story Contest Winners

Teens in Anoka County had a chance to show off their skills in Anoka County Library’s fifth annual Write On! short story writing contest sponsored by the Friends of the Anoka County Library. Teens submitted a short story online beginning April 1, 2020, through May 31, 2020. The stories below were selected as the three prize winning stories in three categories of Grades 6-8, Grades 9-10, and Grades 11-12. This year, we are also highlighting the honorable mention stories in each grade category.


Grades 6 - 8

1st Place: "The Whisper of Moonlight Mist" by Amaya A.

2nd Place: "A Tour of the Universe" by Ian L.

3rd Place: "Reborn" by Pooja S.

Honorable Mention: "To Save a Kingdom" by Alyssa C.

Honorable Mention: "Industrial Genesis" by Janae K.

Grades 9 - 10

1st Place: "Recipe for a Craft Store Prophet" by Vivian C.

2nd Place: "Letters to the Moon" by Akshay R.

3rd Place: "Her Little Heaven on Earth" by Maddy K.

Honorable Mention: "The Hobyahs" by Lydia K.

Honorable Mention: "Case C29-834-666" by Kathryn D.

Honorable Mention: "A Light in the Shadow" by Amelia R.O.

Honorable Mention: "Northern Light" by Elliana J.


Grades 11 - 12

1st Place: "The Moon’s Regret" by Morgan P.

2nd Place: "Temple of Life" by Lum C.

3rd Place: "The Robin" by Elaina L.

Honorable Mention: "Sweet Peas and Army Men" by Anne S.

Honorable Mention: "The Week After" by Hailey S.

Honorable Mention: "The 1973 Crisis" by Rebecca B.