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 (19 and under): June 15, 2022 thru June 30, 2022
*Please read the submission guidelines carefully, this market requires anonymous submissions.
NANOWRIMO’s 2022 YOUNG WRITERS NOVEL EXCERPT CONTEST
Two categories: 13 & under; 14-18 | Deadline: February 28, 2022
Opens February 1st. Requests 400 word excerpt. Special guest judge, Tashie Bhuiyan.
ONE TEEN STORY
Ages 13-19 | Deadline TBD Fall 2022
RAY BRADBURY AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Ages 13-18 | Rolling Regional and Category Deadlines, check the site for your category and region
More information and FAQ here.
Alpha Writers Workshop
Ages: 14-19 | Deadline: March 13, 2022
From their site: “To apply to Alpha, you will need to submit an original short story and a $10 application fee. If the $10 fee presents a barrier to application, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The tuition for the in-person workshop from July 20 – July 31, 2022 is $1,200, and will only be collected upon acceptance. Scholarships and financial aid are available for accepted students.”
RESOURCES FOR YOUNG AUTHORS
NEW EVENT: Young Authors Publishing Q&A
Tuesday, February 8, 1:00 PM PST
Join NaNoWriMo.org for an Instagram Stories Q&A with Leah Hernandez, founder of Young Authors Publishing, all about publishing. Kids and teens are especially encouraged to participate in this event!
ONE TEEN STORY
Ages 13-19 | Deadline Nov. 20, 2020
NATIONAL TEEN STORYTELLER WRITING CONTEST
Ages 13-18 | Deadline Oct. 25, 2020
Photo prompt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/illustoria/status/1365328744609685506