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Resources for Young Writers

A+ Research and Writing
Tips on writing essays and papers, with step-by-step writing and research info.

Aaron Shepard's Young Author Page

The Blue Pencil
Edited and produced by the students in the Writing & Publishing Program at Walnut Hill School for the Arts, in Natick, Massachusetts. The magazine seeks to publish the best of literary work in English by young writers (1218) around the world. Also offers a scholarship prize (click "The Bishop Prize"). Last year the magazine received 1,000 submissions from 700 young writers.
While this is a site for "emerging writers" of every age, it has an excellent section on tips for young writers.

Literary 'zine by and for girls (ages 7-17).

Claremont Review
An international literary magazine for young adult writers (no payment).

Creative Writing for Teens: A Community of Teen Writers
"Tips, activities, games, a chat room, and a selection of young authors' works, including poems, stories and lyrics."

Genna's World
A site launched by a ten-year-old that provides young writers with a place to publish their writing, join in collaborative stories, provide book reviews and more.

Giggle Poetry
Lots of funny poems, poetry contests, and more. Ideas for educators on teaching poetry in fun and interesting ways.

Billed as the largest collection of stories on the Internet; also offers an author forum.

Publishes the works of young authors and illustrators between the ages of 6 and 14. Welcomes submissions of unpublished stories, poems, and book reviews, as well as applications from potential illustrators. NOTE: This site claims to "retain the copyright" of published works, which could mean that the author no longer holds the copyright.

Merlyn's Pen
A literary magazine for and by young writers.

A community where young writers (primarily teens) can publish stories and poetry and get feedback. It offers a number of competitions, forums and a blog. It can also be accessed through an app. Be sure to read the site terms and conditions, however, as the site takes a big chunk of rights to posted materials!

New Moon Publishing
Written and edited by and for girls age 8-14.

Poetic Power
This site is aimed at young writers. It offers free contests in poetry and fiction writing and is judged by teachers and educators.

Read Write and Imagine
Read stories by other teens and post your own.

Resources for Teen and Pre-Teen Writers and Their Teachers, by Heather E. Wright
If you're a young writer looking for guidance, inspiration or prompts, or if you're the parent or teacher looking for ways to inspire and guide young writers, this site is a great place to start. It offers resources for teens and younger writers (including prompts), market information, and tips on teaching creative writing.

Resources for Teen Writers

Scriptito's Place
Places for young writers to publish/post their work, plus information on writing skills, contests, resources, illustration information, workshop, etc.

Skipping Stones
A publication for youth that accepts "art and original writings in every language and from all ages."

Stone Soup
"The beautiful magazine by young writers and artists!"

Sweet Designs Magazine
Written by & for teen girls & young adult women, ages 13 - 25. Accepts writing of all genres, including original fiction.

Teen Ink
Teen Ink is a monthly print magazine, website, and a book series all written by teens for teens. There are over 16,000 pages of student writing on this site.

Teen Writer's Club
An Australian site for teen writers around the world, with articles, opportunities to post your work, and more.

Pairs girls in grades 9-12 with practicing writers through monthly workshops.

Young Poets Canada
The youth division of the League of Canadian Poets

The Young Wanderer
"The Young Wanderer is a student-led online magazine based in Alberta with the aim of showcasing the thoughts and perspectives of high school students across Canada."
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