Festival Info

Fiction Contest

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


The 2018 Fiction Contest winners have been revealed!

To see the 2018 winners and read their winning submissions, click here.

Thank you to each and every student who submitted to our 2018 Fiction Contest. We are very proud to celebrate the writing accomplishments of so many talented students across Bexar County.

Stay tuned for the launch of our 2019 Fiction Contest later this fall.

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. Click below to see past Fiction Contest winners and read their stories:

2017 Fiction Contest winners

2016 Fiction Contest winners