The Morristown Festival of Books is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Teen Writing Contest. The writing contest was open to all New Jersey high school students entering grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 during the 2022-23 school year. We received 63 entries from students at 32 different schools in ten counties throughout New Jersey.
This year’s theme was flash fiction, a short story of 1,000 words or less. You can read the winning stories by clicking each author’s name in the list below.
And the winners are:
The Morristown Festival of Books congratulates all the winners as well as every student who submitted writing to this year’s contest. All the entries testify to the incredible talent among New Jersey’s young writers.
The 2022 Teen Writing Contest has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Gunzler Family Memorial.
Linda L. Hellstrom, Founder
Wendy Supron, Chair
Elizabeth K. Parker
Diane Naughton Washburne