Polyphony Lit is a national literary magazine specifically for high school students that is run by high school students and published on an annual basis. 

Teen writers who are 13-18 years old may submit short fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry for their 2019...

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!”


I don't know about you, but I LOVE Jane Austen. My first encounter with Jane's writing was in high school, long before movies of her books became popular. If you love Jane Austen...

February 15, 2019

The Ann Arbor District Library is hosting their annual “It’s All Write!” Teen Writing Contest. Young Adult authors take part as judges each year, who then read and select the winning stories.

Stories are judged in three different categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9 &...

January 18, 2019

Are you brave enough to write? Then, write. 

The Brave Enough to Write Short Story Contest is an annual writing competition for high school and college students sponsored by The Brave Enough to Fail (BETF) organization. BETF inspires and motivates students to reach out...

January 11, 2019

STORYBIRD is an online tool that helps writers generate ideas, write stories, and share them with others. Writers can access artwork from illustrators around the world to inspire new ideas and turn them into fresh stories. Then, writers can access various quick tutoria...

December 28, 2018

Got an idea? How about 30 ideas? StoryStorm is an annual challenge to help writers generate ideas for the new year. Each January, writers are challenged to come up with 30 new ideas for novels or short stories, fiction or non-fiction in 30 days. Writers who sign up are...

November 30, 2018

Scholastic is known for it's book clubs in schools across the country, but did you know that they support student writers with annual writing and art competitions?

Scholastic offers dozens of contests for students in grades 7-12 throughout the school year (September thr...

November 2, 2018

It's National Novel Writing Month! Are you ready to take the challenge? 

If you haven't heard of it, there is just one simple rule: For the month of November, write every day (as much as you can) with the goal of completing a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month. S...

October 12, 2018

Unlocked is a new devotional magazine written by teens for teens. While they accept submissions from adult writers, they are primarily looking for teenage writers ages 13 and above. 

Owned by Keys for Kids, Unlocked features daily devotionals for teenagers who are tryin...

September 21, 2018

 “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen

can change the world”

-Malala Yousafzai

the Pakistani teenager who fought to bring education to girls in Pakistan. 

Write The World Literary Journal is a new magazine written exclusively by young people. They offer month writin...

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CAROLYN BENNET FRAISER is a published writer and creative writing instructor in Brevard, North Carolina, where she enjoys helping youth find their passion for writing. 

Carolyn is available to speak to children and youth about creative writing at your school or special event. 

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