#SparkAMind

HMH is home to many of the world's great authors and stories, from J.R.R. Tolkien's tales of Middle-earth to Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway. We believe in the power of a good story to take us to new places, spark our minds, and change our lives. That’s why we launched Spark a Story as part of our Spark a Mind initiative. The submission period is now closed and our judges are now hard at work reading each entry. Thank you to everyone who submitted a story!

Winners will be announced in early 2017.

CHECK OUT THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2015 FOR TO READ THE MOST INSPIRING SHORT STORIES PUBLISHED LAST YEAR!

Award-winning author T. C. Boyle guest edits The Best American Short Stories, the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction.

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How to Spark a Mind

Here are some resources to Spark a Mind at home, in the classroom, and through books and beyond.

At Home: Curious World

StudyPop App

A fun, interactive study game students can play with their friends and classmates, anywhere anytime. Try it FREE!

Classroom: Read 180 Universal

NEW! READ 180 UNIVERSAL

The world's leading blended learning solution-proven to raise reading achievement by merging brain science, growth mindset, professional development, and knowledge necessary for school and life.

Trade: Curious George

CURIOUS GEORGE

Get curious with Curious George and open up a lifetime of learning and fun!

Eligible tweets must use #CuriousWorldTour or #SparkAMind. HMH will donate up to 10,000 books to schools and/or nonprofit organizations; both the books and recipients will be selected at HMH's sole discretion.