Writing Contest

Story Shares, a nonprofit organization devoted to inspiring reading practice and improving literacy skills, has launched its annual “Relevant Reads Story of the Year” writing contestThe call-for-entries began Aug. 23, 2016 and has a submission deadline of Dec. 31, 2016.

The contest is seeking submissions of books for young readers in a variety of genres including historical fiction, horror/suspense, fantasy and overall diversity. The contest also has a “For Teens by Teens” category and accepts submissions by youth (under the age of 18) who wish to contribute their unique voices to the organization’s growing library. Submissions can range in length from 1,000 to 10,000 words. Full details and submission guidelines area available at StoryShares.org/contest.

Like most writing contests, the Story Shares “Relevant Reads” contest offers cash prizes along with publication in both digital and print form. Awards range from $500 to $3,000. But unlike most writing contests, there is no submission fee and those who submit work to Story Shares will have a real opportunity to make a difference.

More information about the “Relevant Reads Story of the Year” writing contest including contest guidelines, submission instructions and official contest rules are available at StoryShares.org/contest.