PROVIDENCE — With strong competition from more than 130 story submissions from across the state, School One and Goat Hill, along with their invited group of judges, announce the winning entries of Rhode Island’s only short fiction writing competition for students.
Maya Joncas of Saint Mary Academy Bay-View, one of the competition’s four winners, won for her story “Bloom,” which will be published in the Write Rhode Island anthology. Joncas will also receive $100.
Olivia Martin of Saint Mary Academy Bay-View, Riverside, received a Notable Mention for her piece “A Revenge of Convenience.”
Maison Teixeira from Bishop Hendricken also received a Notable Mention for his story, “The Day Rhode Island Disappeared.”
St. Patrick Academy (Providence) produced three winning students this year: Fernando Ibanez, Alessandra Gonzalez and Victoria Fuller. All three students received a Notable Mention and will be published in the Write Rhode Island anthology.
Write Rhode Island is a short fiction writing competition that promotes and celebrates the work of students by incorporating Rhode Island as a theme in a creative piece of prose. This fall, Write Rhode Island sponsored 35 creative writing workshops for teens at public libraries and schools across the state.
The winners of the Write Rhode Island short story competition will be honored at a special awards ceremony at the Newport Art Museum on March 22.