Resources for Educators

I’m delighted to offer virtual classroom visits and writing workshops for students. I specialize in teaching genre writing workshops including ghost stories, horror, science fiction, and fantasy. We’ll talk about the rules of the genre (and how to break them), do writing sprints with engaging visual prompts, and share our work in a lively, encouraging environment. Please contact me for details!

Below are some resources for young writers interested in submitting their work for publication, contests, and awards.

Writing Markets, Contests, & Awards for Young Authors

(I advise checking any new contests, publishers, or publications for legitimacy through Writer Beware and a thorough Google search before submitting work. Always follow submission guidelines!)

CAST OF WONDERS
Ages: All; Under 18 will require parent or guardian to sign contract upon acceptance
Deadline: Rolling, check the schedule
Special call for young authors: Aug. 1, 2021 thru Aug. 31, 2021
*Please read the submission guidelines carefully, this market requires anonymous submissions.

Ages: 16+ | Deadline: differs for each of their publications.
Submittable (a site that many publications use to manage submissions) collated this list of opportunities for young writers in 2020, which includes some of the outlets mentioned above: https://discover.submittable.com/blog/opportunities-for-young-writers-in-2020/

 

WORKSHOPS

Octavia Project

Alpha Writers Workshop
Ages: 14-19 | Deadline: March 14

 

RESOURCES FOR YOUNG AUTHORS

Girls Write Now

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

Octavia Project

826 (National)

826 Digital

Writopia Lab


Previous Opportunities

RAY BRADBURY AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Ages 13-18 | Regional Deadlines begin Dec. 1, 2020
More information and downloadable information guide here.

ONE TEEN STORY
Ages 13-19 | Deadline Nov. 20, 2020

NATIONAL TEEN STORYTELLER WRITING CONTEST
Ages 13-18 | Deadline Oct. 25, 2020

ILLUSTORIA (posted on Twitter)
Ages: up to 14 | Deadline Nov. 27
CALLING YOUNG WRITERS
Imagine a visit to this place—what might you see, feel, taste, hear? Send a short story 250 words  or less to: madebyme@illustoria.com by Nov 27. Include your name, age & what city you’re from. This call is open to artists up to 14 years old! Art by QU.

Ages: up to 14 | Deadline Jan. 26
Ages: up to 14 | Deadline Mar. 8
Photo prompt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/illustoria/status/1365328744609685506