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Boys & Reading: Our Challenge

Studies show a continuing decline in boys reading. Though boys initially are excited to learn to read in school, they drop off as readers as they age. They are significantly behind girls of the same age.

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Winners Announced for Our First Writing Contest

Nightlight Reading is pleased to announce our First Annual Short Story Contest winners!

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Announcing 2nd Annual Nightlight Reading Short Story Contest

This year's theme is MYSTERY. Do you have a story to tell? Learn more about this year's writing contest!

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Nightlight Reading Summer Reading Pilot Program

Nightlight Reading is looking for help!
We are looking for teachers, librarians, tutors and organizations who are working with 10- to 12-year-old at-risk boys this summer. For our pilot summer reading program, we have published last year’s winning short stories and are now working to get them into the hands of

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2nd Annual Nightlight Reading Short Story Contest


The mission of Nightlight Reading is to encourage the creation of literature that will motivate and engage at-risk boys to read. 

Dates & Deadlines

Submissions deadline: EXTENDED! April 30, 2017

Our Reading Audience

At-risk boys, ages 10‐12



Rules & Regulations

5,000 words, double-spaced, 1 inch margin, 12pt font

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