2019 High school Writing Contest

The Roadrunner Review held its first annual High School Writing Competition and we were blown away by the impressive submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. High school writers tackled big topics–family, death, divorce, love, cars, and heritage, among others–and amazed us with their careful attention to language and form. The future of writing is bright.

We are pleased to announce the results of our contest.


Rome Smaoui, Idyllwild Arts Academy
My Grandfather Died While I Was Shopping for Funeral Shades

Honorable Mentions

Shawnewa Dahozy, Holbrook Indian School
Native Americans in U.S. History

Steviee Geagan, Lincoln Park Performing Charter School
Divorce Diction: A Phrasebook

Bella Koschalk, Idyllwild Arts Academy
Odes to the Dregs of Last Year

Ava Lee, Notre Dame San Jose
Revelation, Revolution


Congratulations all the fine writers who submitted to our contest. We were honored.