Back in the dead of winter, at the very beginning of 2017, we announced a short story contest open to all ages. Now, well after spring has sprung, we are delighted to announce the winners and share their stories with you. Without further ado, let’s turn the floor over to our esteemed judge, author Mark Holtzen.
Congratulations to those who entered the short story contest. Often the most unnerving part of writing is sharing your work with someone else.
I enjoyed reading all the entries. The process was a great reminder of how many perspectives exist in the world. We all chug along in our own lonely narratives and sometimes it takes a strong community center like Island Books to bring us together for a spell.
The winners are ... continued