October/November 2019

Deadline

December 1, 2019

Roanoke Contest

Write a conversation between Robert and a Croatoan child, in which they introduce themselves and describe where they’re from. Bring them to life with details from the article!

Prize

Blood on the River by Elisa Carbone


Worm Contest

How did Maddie overcome her fear of worms? Write an explanation, with details from the beginning, middle, and end of the story.

Prize

Me and the Pumpkin Queen by Marlane Kennedy


Claudette Contest

Write a journal entry as if you’re Claudette at the end of the play. Explain why you took a brave action on the bus and what happened as a result.

Prize

The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis


Pumpkin Contest

Imagine you’re a pumpkin that wants people to know what makes you special. Write a blog post to introduce yourself, presenting facts from the infographic that people might not know about you.

Prize

Storyworks prize


Trampoline Contest

Send the words and simile you find in "The History of the Trampoline" and use at least three of them in a paragraph.

Prize

Storyworks prize


Word Nerd Contest

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

Prize

You will be featured as a Real-Life Word Nerd


September 2019

Deadline

November 1, 2019

Fire Contest

Write a letter to one of the people in the article, telling them what you learned about the Paradise fire and sharing your own message of hope for them. 

Prize

Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick


Game Contest

Do you think Cory found a good solution to his problem? Why or why not? Answer in a brief essay, using details from the story.

Prize

Basketball (or Something Like It) by Nora Raleigh Baskin


Goose Contest

What if the Boyds had learned their lesson before they killed Gloria? Rewrite Scene 7, showing what they realize and what actions they take instead.

Prize

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin


Dollar Contest

Imagine your cousin Mina is coming to visit America for the first time. She’s never seen a dollar bill before! Using information from the infographic, write her a letter explaining some of its symbols. 

Prize

Storyworks prize


Wild Word Contest

Find a word that can be used at least three different ways. Send it to us, along with an excellent sentence for each meaning. 

Prize

If we choose your entry for a future issue, you’ll get a Storyworks prize.


Word Nerd Contest

Write your own Word Nerd sentence. 

Prize

 you will be featured as a Real-Life Word Nerd