College Edition 2017 Finalists

Our College Edition 2017 of Stories Through the Ages has generated a remarkable outpouring of words from young people, who don’t seem to be aware that writing is a lost art.

Judging these amazing stories was difficult and a bit daunting. There is no right or wrong, no clear cut guidelines for what makes a successful short story. The judges disagreed often and sometimes with passion but in the end the finalists became apparent by dint of their own merits.

The actual criteria used in determining the value of a story is difficult to delineate but must surely include the obvious factors of plot and depth of character, quality of the prose and reliability of the structure of the story itself—does it make sense?  For our judges and for anyone who reads a story the final proof is in the most important criteria of all: Did we enjoy reading it?

We, at Living Springs Publishers are dedicated to giving voice to those who deserve a chance to tell their story, regardless of age. Our Stories through the Ages series is proud to announce the top fourteen finalists in our inaugural College Edition 2017 short story contest. The top 15 stories will appear in our book; in addition the top three receive a monetary prize.

1st Place Nicholas Reid - George Mason University
2nd Place Kelly Doyle - Emory University 
3rd Place Jacques Denault - Merrimack College
          Declan Falls - Carleton College 
          Sophia Jenkins - Carleton College 
          Kyandreia Jones - Hamilton College 
          Alexander Kenny - George Mason University 
          Jillian Kovach - University of New Mexico 
          Greg Lozano - Sonoma State University 
          Alexis Noel - Southern Oregon University 
          Emily Morgan - California Lutheran University
          Zakery R. Munoz - University of New Mexico
          Gabrielle Tourtellotte - George Mason University
          Jamie Wright - Colorado State University

We will announce the fifteenth finalist in the near future.

Stories Through The Ages – College Edition Winners chosen

The winning stories of the Stories Through The Ages – College Edition 2017 have been chosen. It was a tough decision and the judges had to leave out several stories that they would have liked to include.

We have notified the top three who will receive cash prizes and have their stories appear in our book. We have also notified the twelve whose stories were chosen to be published in the book. We plan to announce the names of all of the winners soon. So keep checking back.

Stories Through The Ages Update

Judging is in progress for “Stories Through The Ages-College Edition”. We will be sending out notifications to the students in the next couple of weeks and awarding prize money of $500, $200 and $100 after that. After notifications have been sent we will post the results. We are very excited about the stories and anxious to start putting the book together.

Submissions for the short story contest for Baby Boomers Plus are now open.  The stories must be written by someone born 1964 or earlier. The entry fee is $25 for submissions before July 15, 2017 and $35 for submissions July 15 – August 15, 2017. Cash prizes of $500, $200 and $100 will be awarded and the top 15 entries will appear in a book.

It will be interesting to see the types of stories that this age group will submit.

If you know anyone who enjoys writing, please tell them about our upcoming contests. People can subscribe to our newsletter to be notified when submissions open for the contests.