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Personal Essay Contest


Friday, October 31, 2014


Entry Fees

No entry fee.


Publication in StoryShelter's "I Am Here: The Untold Stories of Everyday People."


Do you have an amazing true story to share? The kind of story that people almost don’t believe when you tell it to them? Did you overcome incredible odds to accomplish a goal? Do you have a breathtaking love story? Or a hilarious mishap story?

Then we’re looking for you.

Now’s your chance to get your true story published in a book!

StoryShelter is putting together a “Best Of” book made up of stories from the site and we’re calling it: I Am Here. The Untold Stories of Everyday People.

Answer ANY question on StoryShelter with a 400-800 word response and you could be published!

Some juicy questions for stories…

– What is the most difficult challenge you’ve faced in your lifetime? How did you overcome it?

– What was your most memorable birthday?

– Who has had the biggest positive impact on your life so far – whether or not you’ve met them? How have they impacted you?

– What is one of the funniest stories your friends will remember from your high school days?

Find these questions and more on the StoryShelter “Answer Questions” page!

Contact Information

To give yourself an even better shot (and make sure we see your story!) email [email protected] with the subject line: I Am Here and a link to your submission. You are allowed to submit as many stories as you'd like to write, but only ONE of your stories can be published in the book if chosen, so write wisely and bring us your best!

Remember: All stories must be submitted by October 31st, 2014 to be considered!

Good luck!



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