Girls Write Now Writing Resources


Girls Write Now recently shared info about the Bennington College Young Writers Awards with their email subscribers. At the link, they included a number of helpful contest and publications-specific resources and opportunities for young writers, as well as a host of other writing-related resources here. I hope you find these as useful as I did!

If you’re a young writer, the parent/guardian of a writer, or an educator, I highly recommend signing up for the GWN newsletter or connecting with them here!


Updated Resources for Educators

Welcome to 2022! I recently updated my Resources for Educators page with some exciting new contest and publication opportunities for young writers! I also added 2022 application deadlines, where available, for upcoming workshops. I’m on a brief teaching hiatus for some project deadlines, but I’ll have new workshops to share later in the year. Hope it is a good one for all of us!

Summer Writing Workshop @ The Center for Fiction

CFF Supernatural SummerI’m thrilled to be teaching a week-long online writing workshop for young writers at the Center for Fiction this summer!
July 12-15, 2021
1:00 p.m. EDT- 2:30 p.m. EDT
Online via Zoom
Click here to register!

Want to know more? I’ve got all the details up on their website:

The Supernatural Summer KidsWriting Workshop will focus on fostering creativity and confidence in a fun, encouraging environment over the course of four days. As we write supernatural short stories, we’ll explore key elements of genre fiction, including character, dialogue, setting, and world building. We’ll also discuss revision strategies, practice reading our work to others, and review techniques for giving and receiving feedback. Each session will include interactive presentations, story prompts, writing sprints, and opportunities to share our creative challenges and triumphs. The supernatural theme is open to interpretation through all genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mystery, fabulism, and horror.

This is a 4-day workshop; individual session registration is not available and missed dates cannot be refunded. Required workshop materials: Zoom access and preferred writing supplies (ex: pencil/pen and paper, MS Word, or any online document editing software, like Google Docs).

Designed for young writers, ages 9-12.
Capacity: 12

NOTE: Please include the following information about the student taking the course in the “Notes” field at checkout: student’s name, grade level, and email address.

Each year The Center for Fiction offers KidsWrite Fellowships for young adults in need of financial assistance. To apply to be a 2021 Summer KidsWrite Fellow, please click hereThe deadline to apply for a KidsWrite Fellowship is 11:59pm ET on June 12, 2021.

Don’t wait to register–previous workshops have sold out quickly!