2017 YA Top Three Winners

We’re excited to share the top three winners in our Young Authors contest, as selected by our faculty here at Columbia College Chicago. As always, this was a highly competitive year with great entries from all over the world. We’re glad to give some extra attention and praise to these standout writers.

In Nonfiction:

First place: Rachel Litchman, “Reflections on Trauma over an X-axis”
Second place: Joonho Jo, “A Blind Model”
Third place: Kathryn Hargett, “Misfire”

In Poetry:

First place: Heather Yenna Kim, “Every Place Is Empty until We Leave It”
Second place: Farah Ghafoor, “Home, Oven”
Third place: Masfi Khan, “Heirloom”

In Fiction:

First place: Jacqueline He, “House of God”
Second place: Ella Lerner, “Magic”
Third place: Michelle Chen, “The Semester of Fading”

Congratulations to these winners and to all the young authors. Happy writing!