Sunday November 23, 2014 | 2014 High School Writing Contest Winners Announced
Gayle Brandeis, SNC Distinguished Writer in Residence, award-winning novelist.
Sierra Nevada College’s English Program has released the winners of the 5th annual High School Writing Contest, a national competition which honors high school juniors and seniors in three categories: creative nonfiction, fiction and poetry. The winning students have been invited to read their work in an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, alongside highly acclaimed writers Suzanne Roberts and Alan Heathcock.
The winning submissions were chosen from a record 525 entries from students across the United States. The winners in each category receive a cash prize of $500 for first place, $250 for second and $100 for third, and the $100 Local’s Prize honors student writers from Nevada and California. The winners also receive a $20,000 scholarship offer from SNC and consideration for publication in the Sierra Nevada Review, a literary annual which publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by emerging and nationally recognized authors.
Finalists: Emily Zhang, Family History; Oriana Tang, Sister; Aletheia Wang, Scar; Jack Priessman, A Merciless Deed; Annie Harmon, Reflected
Finalists: Lindsay Emi, For My Daughter; Jessica Li, Ellen and Su-Ji; Tatiana Saleh, Laundry; Madison Hoffman, Genderfuck; Oriana Tang, Lara
Finalists: Emily Zhang, Transitory; Katia Kozachok, Primordial Roar; Allie Spensley, Palo Verde; Emma Symmonds, Purging; Jessica Prescott, Daughter of Zeus, Lover of Mine
Bryce Bullins, managing editor, Sierra Nevada Review
The 6th Annual High School Writing Contest will be accepting submissions from Sept. 1 – Nov. 1, 2015. Guidelines can be found at www.sierranevada.edu/writer