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Aspiring writers from around North Central Washington submitted short fiction pieces for a writing competition sponsored by Write On The River and North Central Regional Library.

Three winners have been selected for the 2019 right here, write now High School Writers Competition.

The overall winner of the competition and the $100 cash prize is Gracie Larson of Cashmere with her fantasy fiction piece The Veil Crosser.

Read “The Veil Crosser”

Two honorable mention prizes of $50 went to Shelby Donohue of East Wenatchee, with her story Call of the Void, and Benjamin Payne of Dryden for his story Political Parenting.

Read “Call of the Void”

Read “Political Parenting”

The sponsor of the annual competition is national bestselling thriller author Chelsea Cain, a 2010 Write On The River conference presenter and a champion of student writing. This year’s competition was expanded to include all of North Central Washington, and stories were submitted from several different communities.


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