New Story Contest: To the Rescue

Lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis became famous for her lifesaving rescues. In Greek mythology, the great musician Arion was rescued from drowning by a dolphin. Nimbus in “The Finch” rescues herself and her friends from their classroom cage by learning to read. Even Papa G’Ho helps rescue injured owlets by teaching them what they need to know to be released back into the wild. For this month’s contest, everybuggy wants to read your best story about a remarkable rescue.

Will you write about an ordinary person who unexpectedly comes to the rescue in a dangerous situation? Perhaps you’ll invent a fantasy about being rescued from a wizard’s spell, or a myth about defeating an angry dragon, or a science fiction story about a rescue that takes place on another planet. Maybe you will write about a rescue that doesn’t involve physical danger at all—like a good friend who comes to the rescue when you forget your homework, or are having trouble making the soccer team, or feel stage fright before a performance. Perhaps in your story an animal (or even a bug!) will come to the rescue.

Whatever you choose, hurry to the rescue of everybuggy in Cricket Country by sending your best story (of 350 words or less, please) about a remarkable rescue. Help!

  • 1. Your contest entry must be your very own original work. Ideas and words should not be copied.

    2. Your entry must be signed by your parent or guardian, stating that it is your own work, that no help was given, and that Cricket has permission to publish it in the magazine and on our website. 

    3. Be sure to include your name, age, and full address on your entry.

    4. Only one entry per person, please.

    5. If you want your work returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for each entry.

    6. Your entry must be received by April 25, 2018.

    7. Send entries to Cricket League, P.O. Box 300, Peru, IL 61354. (No faxes or email submissions, please!)

    8. We will publish winning entries in the September 2019 issue and on the Cricket website.