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The 2018 Story of the Year Contest is now closed.

Judging is underway!

BUT, that doesn't mean that you can't continue to submit your stories for inclusion in our library! 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.


Story Shares RECOMMENDED Reads


past CONTEST winners

These wonderful stories represent some of the most successful submissions from our previous contests. Browse while you wait for the newest additions!


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THE IMPACT

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

Our amazing panel of judges are determining this year's winners. Check back on September 10th for the announcement!

In the meantime, learn more about our judges here.

 Sharon G. Flake

Sharon G. Flake

 Natalia Sylvester

Natalia Sylvester

 Colin Seale

Colin Seale

 Lauren Oates

Lauren Oates

 Melissa Shang

Melissa Shang

 Michael Hurd

Michael Hurd

 Tammy Weber de Millar

Tammy Weber de Millar

 Hector Lopez & Jordan Delgado

Hector Lopez & Jordan Delgado

 Tessa Beatrice

Tessa Beatrice

 Tess Mauck

Tess Mauck

 Sandra Budiansky

Sandra Budiansky

 
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 Bob Cunningham

Bob Cunningham

 
 Lisa Simon

Lisa Simon

 


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