Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 Short Story Contest hosted by the Clermont County Public Library. Thank you so much for sharing your writing.

The first, second and third place winners in both categories have been selected.

Adult Winners

  • First Place: Mama by Jill Broyles
  • Second Place: The Whisper by CherieDawn Haas
  • Third Place:  Tree Whisperer by Tiffany James


Teen Winners

  • First Place: An Incident by the Creek by Jasmine Pettit
  • Second Place: Every Minute Counts by Sophia Broyles
  • Third Place: The Alien and the Human by Amelia Landreman


The manuscripts were judged in a blind format where the judges of both categories did not know the names of the authors and each work was evaluated independently. The highest scoring entries from the contest were passed along to an outside judge who read the entries without knowing the authors and then chose the winners for both categories.


Stories can be powerful and personal. Thank you to everyone who shared their words with us.