Monday, November 4, 2013

New contest for stories for beginning readers of all ages

A new contest is now open for those — writer, readers, teachers, and others — with an interest in stories for teen and adult beginning readers. With over 20 percent of US teens and adults lacking fundamental literacy skills, there simply isn’t enough compelling and accessible content out there.

The Poses Family Foundation has partnered with Benetech, the National Center for Learning Disabilities, CAST, and Orca Book Publishers to launch Story Share: The $50,000 writing contest to benefit teen and adult beginning readers. Story Share seeks to inspire writers and educators in the United States to author engaging stories with age-appropriate characters and themes for readers of age 13+ who read at a beginning or intermediate level.
Find more details or check out their Facebook page. Anyone who might be interested in writing a story can enter, but do read the rules carefully; it appears that entrants give up many or all rights to their workBe informed.

The contest is open now through December 8, 2013. Winners will be announced in January. More information is available from Louise Baigelman at

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