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Fiction Contest

The SABF Fiction Contest is generously sponsored by the Texas Cavaliers.


The 2018 Fiction Contest is now closed for submissions.

UPDATE: Finalists will be announced on February 14. Winners will be revealed in early March. To see the 2017 winners and read their winning submissions, click here.

In 2018 San Antonio will celebrate its 300th birthday. To commemorate this Tricentennial celebration, our 2018 Fiction Contest theme is “MISSION: San Antonio.” Pick a place that exists only in San Antonio and write a story of action, mystery, lessons learned, history—it’s up to you! It can be an iconic place, like the city’s missions or river, or it can be a special place in your neighborhood. You could talk to your relatives about family history and/or experiences in San Antonio. Your story just might win cash prizes for you and your school!

About the SABF Fiction Contest Contest:

The Fiction Contest is a wonderful opportunity for young writers and storytellers in grades 7-12 across Bexar County to showcase their creativity. Winners from each of the three grade categories (7th-8th; 9th-10th; and 11th-12th) will not only have their work showcased at a special session during the San Antonio Book Festival, but will be awarded CASH PRIZES, ride on the official Texas Cavaliers Fiesta float in the River Parade, and have their stories published on the Festival website and other local publications!

The Fiction Contest has been an annual program of the San Antonio Book Festival since 2014. Since then $12,100 has been awarded to contest winners and their schools. 

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