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Read the stories that took top honors in Family Circle's annual Fiction Contest and find out how to enter this year's contest.

My very soon-to-be-9-years-old son has a king-size Star Wars habit, courtesy of his dad. (I mean, my husband is such a superfan that I surprised him with an R2D2 groom’s cake at our wedding.

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See the rules and entry information for the 2013 Family Circle Fiction Contest.

"The Last Battle," by Caroline Sposto, won third place in Family Circle's 2012 Fiction Contest.

"Pink Sneakers and Sycamores," by Sammie Callahan-Hutchens, won second place in Family Circle's 2012 Fiction Contest.

"The Lost Cabin," by Susan Ratkovic, won first place in Family Circle's 2012 Fiction Contest.

See the rules and entry information for the 2012 Family Circle Fiction Contest.

Read the winning stories and meet the authors who took top honors in this year's fiction contest.

"Red Raspberries," by Amy Cappelli, is the second place winner in the Family Circle Fiction Contest 2011.

"Ice Cream," by Kathy Paulsen, is the third place winner in the Family Circle Fiction Contest 2011.

"Buried Treasure," by Diana Bletter, won first place in Family Circle's 2011 Fiction Contest.

Lisa A. Koosis' story, "Our Atlantis," won first place in the Family Circle 2009 Fiction Contest.

Vicki L. Wilson's story, "On the Wire," won second place in the Family Circle 2009 Fiction Contest.

Cynthia L. Hefti's story, "The Sanity of Socks," won third place in the Family Circle 2009 Fiction Contest.

Read the winning stories and meet the authors who took top honors in this year's fiction contest.

Linda Fears, Family Circle's editor-in-chief, asked readers to recommend books for her 12-year-old son, and you sure did respond! Check out your favorites and find new picks for your kids here.

Patty O'Hara's story, "The Secrets of Celestial Navigation," won first place in the Family Circle 2010 Fiction Contest.