2023 Fresh Ink Winners

We’re overjoyed to share the 2023 Fresh Ink Fiction Contest Winners! This year, students across Texas were invited to write stories on the theme “Passwords”. We were impressed with the creative submissions we received. We’re honored to share these young writers’ stories with you. Our 2023 Fresh Ink Fiction Winners will take part in a special panel discussion at the 2023 Texas Book Festival.

Congratulations to the 2023 Fresh Ink Fiction Contest Winners:

6th grade – Passwordtopia by Jake T.
7th grade – The Phoenix Society by Dylan P.
8th grade – The Locked Journal by Nola P.
9th grade – Nuclear Country by Regan M.
10th grade – Sour Candy Purple by Audrey H.
11th grade – Blood Moon Guild by Claudina T.
12th grade – 2296 Renegades by Kaylen E.


Thank you to sponsors Random House Children’s Books and Austin Bat Cave.