Thank you everyone for sending in your short stories, poetry, and artwork. In 2019, we had 167 submissions. The judges were educators, authors, librarians, and publishers. They spent countless hours choosing 55 entries to be published in In Our Own Teen Voice 2019. THE BOOKS WILL BE PRINTED BY THE VIRL PRESS IN EARLY JULY. CHOSEN FINALISTS WILL NOW HAVE TO PREORDER & PAY IN ADVANCE FOR A COPY OF THE BOOK FROM VIRL PRESS. DETAILS WILL BE EMAILED TO FINALISTS.