2021 Fresh Ink Fiction Contest Winners

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Fresh Ink Fiction Contest! This year’s theme was “Thrive in a Hybrid World” and we were blown away by the submissions we received. We are very proud of all these talented young authors and are thankful that they chose to share their work with us!

Congratulations to the 2021 winners:

Middle School

Sara T. – The Princess and the Maid

Tiffany J. –  Hold My Hands in the River of Wishes

Dhwani N. – The Power Within

High School

Kayla H. – Ultranet

Thanh-Lan N. – Devotion

Reyna T. – Painting the Future

All Fresh Ink Fiction Contest participants will be awarded a Literati Kids gift card or subscription and invited to our creative writing workshop with featured speakers and authors. The Fresh Ink Fiction Contest is sponsored by AT&T . Thank you to partner Austin Bat Cave for providing workshops and Austin based book subscription company Literati for providing contest prizes!

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Join us for the 2021 Texas Book Festival!

The 2021 hybrid festival lineup features nearly 200 authors, illustrators, poets, journalists, artists, chefs, and thought leaders across a diverse array of genres and topics including Chandler Baker, Oscar Cásares, Sandra Cisneros, Ann Cleeves, Tamron Hall, Nathan Harris, Louis Menand, Sam Quinones, Rumaan Alam, Mary Gaitskill, R. J. Palacio, Raj Patel, Amor Towles, Colson Whitehead, and more!

2021 Texas Book Festival Authors

Visit the 2021 Festival Schedule to register for our virtual and in-person session!

And if you love the Festival as much as we do, become a Festival Friend today!  In appreciation for your donation of $100 or more, you will receive a Festival Friends Pass which provides you with:

  • Special Festival Friends viewing access to virtual ticketed sessions
  • 20% discount on one book bought during the Festival week through BookPeople
  • Access to signed books through BookPeople online Festival Friends’ bookstore during Festival week
  • Acknowledgment on dedicated Festival Friends donor wall on TBF website 

Donors of $150 or more will receive a commemorative 25th anniversary enamel pin, and donors of $250 or more will receive the enamel pin, a special edition TBF tote bag, and Texas Monthly one-year home delivery and subscriber-only digital access.

 

Be a Festival Friend

The Texas Book Festival is committed to connecting Festival-goers with access to acclaimed authors and unforgettable conversations.  The 2021 Festival will take place from October 23-31. As always, the sessions are free thanks to the support of our community of donors, especially our Festival Friends.

We hope you will join us by becoming a Festival Friend!

In appreciation for your donation of $100 or more, you will receive a Festival Friends Pass which provides you with:

  • Special Festival Friends access to designated sessions
  • 20% discount on one book bought during the Festival week through BookPeople
  • Sunday morning exclusive Festival Friends shopping hour at the Book Sales Tent
  • Acknowledgment on dedicated Festival Friends donor wall on TBF website 

Donors of $150 or more will receive a commemorative 25th anniversary enamel pin, and donors of $250 or more will receive the enamel pin, a special edition TBF tote bag, and Texas Monthly one-year home delivery and subscriber-only digital access.

Become a Festival Friend today!