To celebrate the release of Jacqueline West’s newest middle grade novel, Long Lost, we held a writing contest for authors ages 8-18. The submitted stories were based on a writing prompt created by Jacqueline. The grand prize was a personalized, autographed copy of Long Lost, and the story published on the library’s webpage. Runner-ups received signed copies of The Collectors, the first of a duology written by Jacqueline, and their stories published on the library’s webpage.

Without further ado, we are pleased to announce our Long Lost writing contest winners! Drumroll please…

Grand Prize Winner

Maggie K., for her short story Little Writer


Sophia B., for her short story The I.E.M.D.

Aria G., for her short story The Library

Congratulations to these young writers – we can’t wait to read what you write next!