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Story of the Year Contest


Tuesday, February 1, 2022


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Entry Fees

Free to enter


$2,000 grand prize
$1,000 prize for three additional categories
Publication in digital and print


The annual Story of the Year Contest is back for the fifth year, and we are searching for fresh, diverse stories that are “easy to read and hard to put down.”

The 2021 competition will run from November 2 to February 1 and will feature 4 distinct categories. Winners will be announced April 5, 2022 to receive $5000 in cash prizes, in addition to publication in both digital and print form. Winning stories and those selected as runners-up will be included in the Story Shares library, which is currently serving tens of thousands of students in all 50 states and over 150 countries. This is an opportunity for writers to not only expose their work to a large, established network of readers, but moreover, for their words to become part of the mission to improve literacy outcomes for teens and young adults across the globe. This is an opportunity to change lives, and make a difference.

Entry is free, unlimited, and open internationally.


At Storyshares we are dedicated to building a global library filled with diverse, accessible, and compelling choices for the millions of teens and adults [still] learning to read. Our annual writing contest is our key vehicle for generating more great books to engage and support these readers.

Contact Information

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