Congratulations to the 2018 Young Writers Short Fiction Contest Finalists!
Elementary  School Finalists      
Naomi Delf –  Adams Elementary School
Hannah J.  Ellingsworth – Willagillespie Elementary School 
Emily Krauss  – Pleasant Hill Elementary
Anna Masonic  –  Twin Oaks Elementary     
Middle  School Finalists
Ella Schmeling – Monroe Middle School 
Kiri Sinha – Roosevelt Middle School     
Clayton Su-Parker – Arts and Technology Academy        
Ellie Urbancic – Roosevelt Middle School       
High School Finalists   
Sydney Crews – South Eugene High School
McKenna Hein –  South Eugene High School   
Serena Jones –  Baker Academy
Sander Moffitt  –  South Eugene High School 
Lexis Sixel – Sheldon High School

Fiction Fantastic 2018 Highlights

A special thanks to Barnes and Noble for hosting us and to author Melissa Hart for her inspiring keynote.
2017 and 2018 anthologies available for $10. Email info@wordcraftersineugene.org for more information on how to get your copy!

Tell Us Your Story!

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Romance, Growing Up, On the Road, On a Mission, Mystery, Mystical, Mischevious. Whatever your story is, we want to read it! Submit it to the 2018 Young Writers Short Fiction Contest!


Can I Enter? All elementary, middle, and high school students in Lane County, Oregon are eligible, whether they attend public, private, or home school.
TEACHERS: Click here for a handy flier to share with your students! Check out our Story Sparks to inspire your students!

Why Should I Enter? To tell your story! And to win amazing prizes. There will be awards for the top 3 stories in each level–elementary, middle, and high school. The winning stories will also be published in our 2018 anthology.
Want to see some of the entries imagined as book covers? Check them out below and be inspired!

How Do I Enter? First, write a story! What you write is limited only by your imagination. You can take us to the moon or to the center of the Earth. We can travel with you to ancient times or a future yet to be. Above all, have fun! But please make sure that your story is…
  • fiction.
  • a minimum of 300 words and a maximum of 3000 words.
  • original, entirely your work, and previously unpublished.
  • typed and double-spaced, and saved as a Word document (.doc, .docx) or copied and pasted in to submission box, (Elementary submissions may be hand-written, scanned/photographed, and submitted as a .pdf, .jpg, .tif, or .png)
  • submit up to three stories

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2019 YOUNG WRITERS SHORT FICTION CONTEST OPEN NOVEMBER 1, 2018. Check back for more information!