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Winners of Write Here Write Now 2024 Announced

Drumroll, please...we’re ready to announce the winners of Write Here Write Now 2024, Burlington Public Library's annual writing contest.

It’s no secret that Burlington has a wealth of writing talent. Our community is brimming with creativity and loves to celebrate it with others. Our annual Write Here Write Now writing contest confirms that writing truly is a lifelong passion in our city! The contest took place from May 1 to May 31, and was open to everyone ages 10 and up who lives, works, or attends school in Burlington. 

Announcing Our Winners

We received an impressive 150 entries across all categories and enjoyed reading each one. A panel of BPL staff reviewed all submissions and was amazed by the incredible talent displayed in every category!  


10-12: Nora Hewitt, The Monarch's Voyage

13-17: Avery Parkes, The Day You Left

18+: Anitha Krishnan, A Snow Avatar

Short Stories

10-12: Alice Yang & Keira Scarrow,  The Journey To Find The Nature Stone

13-17: Angela Genova, The Tin Foil Woman

18+: Jules Lough, I Will Sing For Her


10-12: Ahaan Kataria, The Fishing Trip

18+: Eniola Olutunfese, SunSpots

Thank You, Burlington!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered Write Here Write Now. Sharing your creative work requires courage and we are proud of all of you. (Next year, we hope to see comics created by storytellers ages 13 to 17—we know you're out there!) Another big thank you to our judges for helping us make some very difficult decisions.

We highly recommend you take the time to read these fantastic entries. The time and talent that went into these submissions are admirable. Interested in taking part in the future? Hone your writing chops during our two annual festivals, Burlington Literary Festival in November and Burlington Lyrics & Poetry Festival in April, where we offer a range of writing workshops for all ages.