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Story Institutes Announces - Penelope the Lost Pelican by Penny Beevor

For Immediate release

Penelope the Lost Pelican Cover

WINDERMERE, FL – April 17, 2017 – Story Institute, your online and in-print source for imagining, enhancing, and growing stories, is proud to announce the updated publication of Penelope the Lost Pelican, a children’s story, by Penny Beevor.

Join Penelope the pelican and her new friend Dolly, the dolphin, in their adventure to find Penelope's parents. They must hurry and find them before it is time to migrate. Together, Penelope and Dolly search for clues across the Florida coast and meet some other fun animals along the way.

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Maggi and Milo Make New Friends Now Available

Maggi and Milo Meet New Friends

Are you looking for a good children's book to read with the younger members of your family...check out the new book by Juli Brenning, Maggi and Milo Make New Friends. Stop by your local bookstore or check it out on Amazon. Enjoy the story and enjoy the time with your family.

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Corwyn and Company making a comeback

If you've listened to our podcasts or taken a look through some of our news and posts, Chad Corrie has been one of those authors we never hesitate to promote. Chad is working on brining back some of his earlier works through a Kickstarter project.

We encourage you to check out the books and make your pledge to bring back some wonderful stories. Whether you are into digital copies or physical, this Kickstarter offers both. Support a fellow author and receive a great story in return.

Watch the video and visit the Kickstarter page:

Snapshots by Mehreen Ahmed

Mehren Ahmed has written another excellent book. This one tells tales from travels and adventures delighting audiences of all ages. Check out her work in the links is more about the book from the author herself:

"On a trail of relics and ruins, Snapshots is a book of travels delineating my journeys of four major continents. A travel through the ancient, the medieval, the renaissance and the modern, national heritage of each of these continents has been pivotal to this book, showing an evolution of history. Primarily, palaces, mosques, churches, temples and museums, however, renowned forests and sea beaches have also been depicted..."

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2016 Writing Contest updates

Story Institute Writing Contest

We had a few questions on the writing contest:

1) Does the work have to be factual or based on a memoir? The writer can choose the theme of his or her work. We would like to see works align with the theme, but understand that the muse may not be favorable to that topic.
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Facebook page - Writer resources and contests

Have you checked out our Facebook page? Have you liked the page or commented on one of the posts? If you have, you'll be entered to win one of our writer-centered prizes. This month, it is a journal or pen set.

Story Institute Writing Journals


Story Institute 2016 Writing Contest Announcement

Story Institute is proud to announce our new writing contest for 2016!

Do you have a short story or poem that reflects on a memoir or memory?
Do you have a hope to be published online and in print?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, our new writing contest is for you. This year, we are calling our contest: Memoirs, building stories of our past and present

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New Writing Contest in 2016

After the new year, visit us here at Story Institute for a new writing contest that could launch, extend, or cap a young writing career.

Here's a sneak peak into the topic for those who are interested or can not wait another 30 days:

Memoirs, building stories of our past and present

Maybe there's a connection with your NaNoWriMo novel…maybe, it's something completely different. Stay tuned…


Story Partner Links

Have you noticed a link in one of our newsletters, podcasts, or posts? Do you have a writing, story, or poetry website and would like to share it and stories with others? Are you a bookseller with an excellent line of products? Look no further. Post a comment here with you link and description of your site, poetry, or storyline. We will review your site and provide comments to support it here. Enjoy...

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Return of the Wizard King by Chad Corrie available as ebook

For listeners of the Story Institute RamblingVerser podcast, you may remember author Chad Corrie. His new work, Return of the Wizard King, the first book in The Wizard King Trilogy, is now available as an e-book by Mantikore. Chad knows how to tell a good story, build characters, and establish a universe that engages readers.

Purchase a personal copy from one of these ebook retailers:
iBooks – Return of the Wizard King – Chad Corrie

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