Bookshop Santa Cruz established the Young Writers Contest in 2010 to highlight talented young people in our community who enjoy writing and storytelling. In this annual contest, Bookshop Santa Cruz staff narrowed down the entries to a set of finalists. Bookshop Santa Cruz is proud to showcase their work in this printed edition.
First Place: Keelin Duffy & Aisha McCollogh, 9, Leia and Mayla and the Revenge of Darkness
Second Place: Xander Faer Nass, 7, I Caught a Huge One!
Third Place: Daphne Robertson, 9, Gila Monsters Come to Arizona
Honorable Mention: Jacob Stone, 9, The Wave
Honorable Mention: Zoe Loudenslager, 9, The Battle for Survival
First Place: Cassandra Lopez, 13, Could Flowers Bloom Again?
Second Place: Julia Mao, 11, Your Choice
Third Place: Violet Wolfers, 10, The Adoption Diary
Honorable Mention: Ciel Duffy, 11, Without Coco
Honorable Mention: Jade Haskins, 11, Nightfall
First Place: Lily Sonnenblick, 14, Birlity Lane
Second Place: Claire Chandler, 15, Death, the Boy and the Clockwork Hall, In which a Boy Loses His Mother, Travels the World, and Befriends Death
Third Place: Jesse Chamberlain, 15, The Hospital Window
Honorable Mention: Kyleigh Cawaling, 15, Press to Start
Honorable Mention: Amrita Bhasin, 17, The Lost Key