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Semi-Finalists named in Write Michigan Short Story Contest

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Kent District Library and Schuler Books & Music are proud to announce the semi-finalists in the seventh annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest. Over 1,300 Michigan writers from all over the state entered the contest.

Winners will be chosen by public voting at www.writemichigan.org through January 31 for the $250 Readers’ Choice award, and by a panel of judges for the $250 Judges’ Choice and $100 Judges’ Choice Runner-up awards. Winners will be announced February 5.

The top five stories in each age category (Adult / Teen / Youth/Spanish), as chosen by the celebrity judges, as well as the Readers' Choice winners will be published by Chapbook Press using the Espresso Book Machine. Copies will be available in March 2019.

Semi-finalist Stories:

Adult
The D  by Lisa McAllister
Mother of Hanged Girl  by Chad Broughman
The Widowmaker  by Garrett Stack
An Old Friend  by Rebekah Glupker
Spider Wishes  by Jessine Van Lopik
The Millennial Mermaid of White Lake  by Betty White
The Job that Wasn't  by Julie Mitchell
The Photograph  by Tina Lonski
La Zona Del Infierno  by Ryan Grinwis
The Therapy of Will Brown  by Jason Mey

Teen
Revolutionary  by Rebecca Yeomans-Stephenson
Flowers are Like Humans  by Riley Finn
The Navy Blu Cap  by Gracie DV
The Demon Snow  by Amelia Lobdell
The Gloaming Hour  by Megan Sternisha
The Ballad  by Justin Wolters
For the Meantime  by Eleanor Barrett
The Raven and the Reindeer  by Evelyn Wolf
Back Road  by Colin Pearson
Monsters  by Josephiine Koch

Youth
Helping Paws  by Janae Brugel
Life of a Leaf  by Kingsley Donaldson
Escape from Thanksgiving  by Henry Minks
The Tomboy Princess Diary  by Celia Stark
The Artist's Last Sculpture  by Hope Patterson
Mershifter Secrets  by Anneke Anglin
The Mission  by Prabhat Majji
Ollie's Woods  by Olivia Simon
Legend of the Stars  by Chase Nesbitt
Fading Echoes  by Shea Williams

Spanish
Mojado  by Lauren Jousma
El Bigote de Supermiguel  by Sarah Joshi
Nueva, Nueva York  by Teagan Randall
El Dia Emocionante  by Bella Pettijohn
Un cambio en la vida  by Sofia VandenHoek
Saben que estamos aqui  by Daniel Tighe
La aventura de Genesis Velez  by Sheridan Llewellyn
Aventura Albornoz  by Ana Maria Groenenboom
Mi Aventura en Traverse City  by Miles Loney
La Mascara  by Shelby Johnson

Read the stories and vote for your favorite!