Teen Writing Opportunity!
I found an amazing contest held by the people over at Figment. They’re having a short story contest and the grand-prize winner gets an all-expense paid two day trip to New York, tour the HarperTeen offices and write a column for Teen.com for a year! The contest is judged by Lauren Oliver, the author of Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem.
The contest rules are below:
- participants be between the ages of 13 and 21 (residents of U.S only)
- the short story has to be less than 1,500 words and be a story “in which love is dangerous”
Submission details are here, on the Figment website: http://dailyfig.figment.com/2013/01/07/the-requiem-writing-contest
10:10 pm • 8 January 2013 • 4 notes
Teen Writers: Win Critiques by Industry Pros!
Writers who are of the ages 13-20: there are only TWO WEEKS left to enter CritFest, our short story competition, and we need more entries! You can win critiques by industry pros like Ginger Clark, Jodi Meadows, Kat Zhang, Victoria Schwab, and so many more!
I mean, like, you *have* to enter. HAVE TO. (Peer pressure.) Details are here:
1:51 pm • 25 November 2012 • 4 notes
CritFest Judges Announced!
Do you remember the post that I made about CritFest?
John just announced the judges who are participating and here they are!
1. Ginger Clark, literary agent
She represents fantastic YA authors like Elizabeth Wein, Jeri Smith-Ready, Gretchen McNeil, and more at Curtis Brown Ltd.
2. Jodi Meadows, author
She’s the author of Incarnate (HarperCollins, 2012) and Asunder (HarperCollins,2013)
3. Victoria Schwab, author
She’s the author of Near Witch (Disney, 2011)
4. Leigh Fallon, author
She’s the author of Carrier of the Mark and Shadow of the Mark (both published by HarperTeen)
5. Kat Zhang, author
She’s the author of What’s Left of Me, (HarperTeen, 2012)
6. Cath Crowley, author
She’s the author of the award-winning Graffiti Moon (Pan Macmillan, 2010), A Little Wanting Song (Knopf, 2010), and more!
7. Jeyn Roberts, author
She’s the author of Dark Inside (Simon & Schuster, 2011) and Rage Within (Simon & Schuster, 2012)
8. Emily Steele, editorial director
She works at Medallion Press, which publishes the works of Rachele Alpine and more.
Also, we’re looking for two more judges. If you’re an industry professional (agent, published author, or editor) please email us at teenriter[at]gmail[dot]com.
For contest submission details, please visit our main blog: Teens Can Write, Too!
11:02 am • 28 October 2012 • 1 note
I have something exciting to announce!
We (Teens Can Write Too!) are doing a short story contest with TEN industry professionals as the judges. The judges include literary agents, editors, and authors, some even at the top of their class.
- To participate, you must be of the ages 13-20. No exceptions.
- You don’t need a finished manuscript or anything special. All you need is to write and polish a 3,000 -5,000 word short story and submit it to us during the submission.
- For your entry to be counted, you must tell us in the entrywhether or not you’d like to participate in the voting stage, in case you end up to be one of the ten runners up.
- The story must not have been previously published on your blog or anywhere else.
- Only one entry per person.
Submission Info & Dates:
- The short stories should be 3,000 – 5,000 words in length and should be some form of Young Adult, although genres within the Young Adult category work too. Other than that, anything goes. There’s no set prompt; just a short story.
- You can start submitting your short story as soon as October 26th, but it may be best to hold off for a few weeks because we’ll be running short story writing advice posts and I’ll have an opening paragraph critique going on throughout November, which should hopefully help make your short stories even better.
- The deadline for entries is December 10th.
Please check back on the 26th when we announce the participants and how to submit your entry! Thank you!
9:03 pm • 19 October 2012 • 1 note
Literary Agent Chat Tonight + Agent Pitch Contest
As part of Teens Can Write Too! first anniversary celebration, we’re also doing an live agent chat on Twitter along with @TeenWritersChat at 8PM EST today (Tuesday, 9/18/2012). The hashtag is #TeenWriters
For this chat, you DO NOT NEED need to have a completed manuscript. You don’t even need to be serious about writing. Please participate! :D It’ll be fun.
The literary agent that will be chatting with us is:
Pam van Hylckama of Larsen Pomada!
See you there! :D
Another reminder about the Agent Pitch contest! If you’re a teen (ages 13-20) and have a completed manuscript, please consider submitting it to this contest! The top 10 submissions will be presented to FOUR literary agents.
For submission details, please visit our main blog, Teens Can Write Too!
3:01 pm • 18 September 2012 • 1 note
Agent Pitch Contest!
It’s Teens Can Write Too’s first anniversary and to celebrate, we’re doing a agent pitch contest for teen writers.
The top ten submissions will be presented to FOUR literary agents. The agents are as follows:
Pam van Hylckama of Larsen Pomada!
Natalie Lakosil of Bradford Literary!
Julia A. Weber of J.A. Weber Literary!
Emily Keyes of L. Perkins Agency!
The rules are simple:
1. Be a teen (ages 13-20)
2. Have a completed manuscript
For submission details, please see the full contest post here: Teens Can Write Too! Agent Pitch Details
The contest ends on Tuesday, September 18, at 11 PM EST.
5:40 pm • 16 September 2012 • 2 notes