Write Out of This World Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writing Contest 2018
Presented by MoPOP and Jack Straw Cultural Center

Since 2013, MoPop and Jack Straw Cultural Center have collaborated to provide winners of their annual Write Out of This World Writing Contest with a unique experience: Winners participated in a writing workshop, voice workshop, and recording session at Jack Straw, resulting in a professionally recorded CD of each writer reading her own work.

You can download or stream all of the story excerpts below! Click on the story title to download the full stories in pdf form.

3rd - 5th Grade Winners:
1) "The Harpy's Familiar" by Vivian R. Tynes (5:06)
(download mp3)
2) "Letting Go" by Sylvia Petrescu-Prahova (2:44)
(download mp3)
3) "38 Minutes" by Ava Gharib (3:15)
(download mp3)

6th - 8th Grade Winners:
1) "A Dragon's Seasons" by Varenna Ronald (4:15)
(download mp3)
2) "Ember and the Temple" by Cecilia Ayres (3:42)
(download mp3)
3) "The Unfortunate Disappearance of Ms. Ellison" by Edan Gortzak (4:13)
(download mp3)

9th - 12th Grade Winners:
1) "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary" by Daphne Land (4:15)
(download mp3)
2) "Galatea" by Ken Cummings (4:37)
(download mp3)
3) "The Burning Line" by Kenny Goliff (3:41)
(download mp3)

Write Out of This World was produced in the studios of Jack Straw Cultural Center. Jack Straw artist team: Jared Leising, writer; Meg McLynn and Alyssa Keene, vocal coaches; Daniel Guenther, engineer; Joan Rabinowitz, executive director.

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