Three options. Three perspectives. Three narrative voices. That’s what we gave you to choose from for the Junot Díaz Contest, which is being judged by Junot Díaz (The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) himself. Congratulations to the 10 top-hearted entries, which exhibited some masterful narrative voices.
The 10 finalists, in no particular order, are:
“Symbiosis” by Kent DuFault
“Why Fangs Envelop the Tongue” by Rolando Lopez
“I’ll Clean it When I Want To” by Zahra Hadi
“On the Inside” by Em Kam
“Yo Prometo” by I Am Calliope
“It’ll Be Okay” by krystelle faulkener
“Friends..Or Enemies?” by Bareha Ahmed
“Read This If You Dare” by Amanda’s Notebook
“Time Flies When You Have Work To Do” by Winnie the Poet
“Lip Gloss” by Leontine
Thanks to everyone who entered, and if you missed Junot’s Q-and-A, in which he answered your questions, click here to read his writing tips.