October Challenge: Trick or Treat!

In celebration of the year's most candy-packed holiday, October's writing challenge is going to be short and sweet. Write a picture book that takes place on one evening: Halloween. Your story should be short (maximum 20 pages) and focused on what happens when your character (or characters) go trick or treating.

What are Featured Stories?

You ask, we answer! A lot of people wonder what it takes to get their story featured on Storybird. Here, we answer all your questions.

September Challenge: Dreamers

This month, we challenge you to dream up a better world for all. World peace? Love? Equality? Chocolate for everyone? Express your ideas in poetry. We can't wait to be inspired by your ideas.

Mystery writing tips: foreshadowing

Guest author, artist, and superhero Phil Amara (also known as zeromojo on Storybird) gave us some tips on foreshadowing – perfect fodder for this phase of the Summer Writing Club Mystery Challenge.

Summer Writing Club July: Mystery!

Get ready for the Summer Writing Challenge (SWC)! We're looking for your best old-school whodunnit bloodless mystery over the summer -- with a cliffhanger in the middle!

Storybird Scribes: May Challenge roundup

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers. In honor of moms everywhere, the May Challenge featured: Lessons from Mom

April Challenge: Laughter & Poetry

April is Poetry month, so this month, we're focused on rhyming poetry: Make people laugh with your silly, cheesy, or sincere rhyming poem.