Story Shares Contest 2018! Stories written and published by writers, educators and students to engage and support teen and adult readers. Do YOU have a story to share?
Story Shares is a non-profit organization devoted to inspiring reading practice and improving literacy skills.
The millions of readers who complete elementary school reading below grade level are unable to read about the characters and plots written for their age group. The stories they can read are meant for a less mature audience. At best, they hide this by reading only in private. At worst (and most often) they simply give up reading altogether. Given the daily importance of reading in all aspects of life, lacking this crucial skill negatively impacts everything from academic performance to everyday communication.
Story Shares is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to inspiring reading practice and improving literacy skills. Our library is full of Relevant Reads—books that are both compelling and approachable for struggling teen and young adult readers.
The Story Shares digital writing tool enables writers, educators, and students to create and publish Relevant Reads. These books cover a range of age, interest, and reading levels, and are also enhanced with features to make reading more accessible and fun.
By leveraging the combined powers of great books and interactive web design, our literacy hub brings together a community to engage and support readers who struggle.
Story of the Year Contest - 2018
Tell Your Story. Change Someone Else's.
This contest is all about great stories for the millions of teens and adults who need them.
Compelling themes. Relatable characters. Approachable language.
Story Shares is a nonprofit focused on engaging and supporting struggling readers. The stories generated through our contests make a real difference.
They serve the 774 million teens and adults around the world who lack key literacy skills... in pursuit of a more literate society!
The best submissions from our previous contests have:
- Reached over 250,000 students in all 50 states and over 80 countries globally
- Been recognized by The Library of Congress, Forbes, The International Literacy Association, Teach for America, and more
- Begun to inspire a love of reading
Submissions are for teens & adults at a range of lower reading levels. This means that:
• The content (topic, characters, plot) should be mature & intriguing for ages 10+
• The language should be straightforward and easy to read
• The format should feel approachable, and relatively short
Complete submissions must be between 1,000 and 15,000 words.
For more information and guidelines, click here: https://storysharescontest.org/guidelines
For information about prize categories, click here: https://storysharescontest.org/award-categories
To see books and read online (free) or to buy books, go to the Story Shares website: