The Kiosk’s Fall 2023 Fiction Story Contest winners

The Kiosk’s Fiction Story Contest concluded last week and we are thrilled to share the results with you! The entries were captivating, making the selection process for our judges both exciting and challenging. 

Without further ado, here are our top winners:

Short fiction winners:

  1. Red Suspenders by Ana Maria Londono Leudo
  2. Dear Marley by Samantha Funk
  3. The Young Student Who Overcame His Fear at San Diego Cemetery by Tasqui Guayasamin

Poetry winner:

  1. Fear of the Unknown by Maliha Zaman

Congratulations to Ana Maria Londono Leudo, Samantha Funk, and Tasqui Guayasamin for the well-earned win! 

We were also pleasantly surprised by the great number of poetry submissions, which led us to create a category just for poetry. As a result, the Poetry winner, Maliha Zaman, will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a CUNY SPS swag bag!

A big thank you to everyone who participated in making this contest a success. We would like to announce some deserving honorable mentions from this competition:

Short fiction honorable mentions:

  • The Beast by Ashleigh Prahl
  • The Dream by Estefania Hagins
  • The Enchanted Forest Adventure by Donald Lawson

Poetry honorable mentions

  • An Unknown: Why am I so Seasonally Affected? by Sarah Macy
  • Fears Journey into the Unknown by Farah Lespes
  • Manster by Raquel Garcia

These stories can be read in The Kiosk as we publish them over the coming weeks and months.

For those looking to share their thoughts, have any questions, or just want to connect, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]. We always look forward to hearing from you!

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