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October/November 2018


December 1, 2018

Wolf Contest

Imagine you are an alpha wolf. Write a story, with details from the article, to explain to your pack why the number of wolves went down and back up again.


The Good Dog by Avi

Chicken Contest

Write the article that Izzy wrote for the newspaper, describing the march from Izzy’s perspective. Include why she decided to participate.


In Your Shoes by Donna Gephart

Perseus Contest

What challenges did Perseus face on his quest for Medusa’s head? How did he overcome them? Write an essay answering both questions.


Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess by George O'Connor

Day of the Dead Contest

Imagine that you live in Mexico, and your cousins from the U.S. are visiting for the Day of the Dead. Write a letter telling them what to expect, using information from the infographic.


Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.

Cave Contest

In the article “Caves of Doom,” find one noun that means risk-takers, two nouns that mean dangers, and three adjectives that mean dangerous.  Then write a paragraph using at least three of them.


Five winners will each receive a Storyworks prize.

Word Nerd Contest

Write your own Word Nerd sentence, along with its translation. 


You’ll be featured as a Real-Life Word Nerd in a future issue, and you’ll get a Storyworks prize.

Wild Word Contest

Think of a word that can be used at least three different ways. Then write three fabulous sentences, each using a different meaning of that word.


The winner will receive a Storyworks prize, and his or her entry may appear in a future issue.

Create a Character Contest

In Storyworks's most popular contest, author Lauren Magaziner needs your help! Click here to find out more.

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