November is celebrated as National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). During this time, aspiring authors can participate in an internet-based contest to write a 50,000 word manuscript. An online community provides tips for writer's block, meetings to discuss the progress of work, and general support/encouragement. The contest has produced numerous popular works of fiction, including The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
To correspond with this national contest, the University Honors College hosted a short story competition for all residents of Honors Housing. Stories were required to be 500-1500 words in length and could be any work of fiction or prose. We are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 competition.
Sutherland West Winner: Claire Molaison, When She Had Teeth
Sutherland West Runner-Up: Audrey Kris Burton, The Remove Control That Started It All
Irvis Hall Winner: Aaron Zheng, The Cubicle
Irvis Hall Runner-Up: John Starr, Lego Car
Forbes-Craig Winner: Abena Ampofo, Not Black Enough