Shira Behore
2021 Contest Winner
SHIRA BEHORE is a 19-year-old student and aspiring author from Central Florida. She loves all forms of art and expression and believes that one cannot own too many books. Aside from stitching up characters and whisking them away on adventures her free time is split between studying and devouring new books of every genre.

What is the Lost Island Writing Contest?

Contest submissions were open for the last three months of 2020. Participants submitted their middle grade and young adult novels for the chance to win free publication through Lost Island Press in 2021.

Throughout the month of January, the Lost Island team reviewed manuscript submissions to determine our winner. Shira Behore's novel is currently undergoing the publication process and will be released later this year (date TBA).

Huge thank you to all of the contest participants for their hard work and dedication! It has been a pleasure for us to read through your stories.

Will there be more writing contest in the future?

This is one of our most frequently asked questions. Although the 2020 Lost Island Writing Contest has been an amazing experience for our team, we cannot make any promises about future writing contests.

We are certainly open to running more contests in the future, and would love to do so, but whether we will be able to depends on our available time and resources.

Thank you for your understanding! In the meantime, feel free to submit your manuscripts through our submissions page.

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