Additional Opportunities for Creative Writers

For all of you budding writers out there check out these opportunities for fame and fortune!  Okay, you’ve got me.  Maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but the publications below offer great opportunities for young writers to start sharing their work with a larger audience in a supportive environment and to win lots of great prizes.  Check out the amazing opportunities for summer intensives at some of the best American colleges out there too!  Come to the library with any questions that you may have or for help preparing submissions and/or applications.  GOOD LUCK!

Magazines that Accept Submissions from Younger Writers:

The Adroit Journal – accepts submissions from writers under 21 years old
Aerie International – accepts submissions from writers aged 13-19, special interest in poems in foreign languages
The Blue Pencil Online  – accepts submissions from writers in grades 8 -12
The Children’s Corner at the Louisville Review – accepts submissions from poets in grades K-12
Cicaida –  accepts submissions from writers aged 14+ in poetry, creative nonfiction and artwork
The Claremont Review – accepts submissions from writers aged 13-19
The Concord Review – accepts high school papers about any historical subject
Crash Test Magazine – accepts submissions from writers of high school age
Creative Kids Magazine – accepts submissions from writers aged 8-16, material may include cartoons, songs, stories between 500 and 1200 words, puzzles, photographs, artwork, games, editorials, poetry, and plays, as well as any other creative work that can fit in the pages of the magazine.
Cricket – accepts book reviews from students aged 9-14
Cyberkids – accepts a little bit of everything from creators aged 7 through 12
Cyberteens – accepts a bit of everything for teens by teens aged 13-19
Hanging Loose Press – accepts submissions from high school students
Highlights Kids – accepts submissions from children of all ages, but geared toward younger students, a bit of everything
Launch Pad – accepts writing and illustration from children aged 6-14
New Moon Girls – accepts art and writing from girls ages 8 and up
Polyphony H.S. – accepts submissions by high school students in all genres
Skipping Stones – accepts art and writing from all ages in all languages provided that an English translation accompanies all writings in other languages.
Stone Soup – accepts stories, poems, book reviews, and art from students aged 8-13
Teen Ink -accepts art and writing from people aged 13 – 19
The Writer’s Slate – accepts writing from students in grades K-12
Young Writers Magazine – accepts poetry, fiction, and creative essays from people aged 13-19

 

Competitions:

The Claremont Review – March 15 deadline, ages 13-19, poetry and fiction
The Claudia Ann Seamen Awards for Young Writers – April 15th deadline, grades 9 through 12, writing
Elizabeth Bishop Prizes – Feb 1st deadline, grades 8 through 11, poetry and prose
Foyle Young Poets of the Year – July 31st, ages 11 through 17, poetry
NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program – entire month of November, all ages, novels
Poetry Rivals – August 31st, all ages; poetry
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards – between December 15th and January 15th depending on your genre and region, grades 7 through 12, all forms of writing and art

 

Summer Writing Programs:

Bard College at Simon’s Rock Summer Young Writers Workshop – apply between January and April, workshop takes place between late July and early August
Fir Acres Workshop in Writing and Thinking – rolling applications, workshop takes place early July
Iowa Young Writers Studio – apply by February 11th, 2 sessions offered: June and July
The Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop – apply January through March, 2 sessions offered: June and July
Lake Forest College Writing and Thinking Workshop – rolling applications, workshop takes place mid to late June
 New England Young Writers Conference – apply by November 15th, workshop offered in May

 

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