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Story Shares is a nonprofit focused on engaging and supporting struggling readers. The stories generated by our writers 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!

Our collection of books 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

We are constantly on the lookout for more "easy to read, hard to put down," books to support our audience of striving readers. Your words could be the start of someone else's lifelong reading journey. Sign up here to submit a story.

2018 Story of the Year Contest

Thank you so much to our 2018 participants for your engaging submissions, to our judges for choosing just three winners from such a wide pool of talent, and our many partners and friends who helped to spread word of this contest. Its success belongs to you.

For updates and information about our next contest, be sure to sign up for our mailing list!

Congratulations to our 2018 winners!

Where Can I Find Copies of These Stories?


The winning and honorable mention stories for the Diversity and Character-Based Award categories are now available on Amazon Kindle. Over 200 more titles will be added over the next few months.

To check whether your story has been accepted as part of our growing collection, please log in to your contest account or email our team.

The winning and honorable mention stories for the Texas Award category will serve middle school students in Texas who are working to improve their literacy skills.

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