First, figure out what is the next thing that happens in your story.  This is the next beat, or the next plot point, as your protagonist struggles to achieve his or her goal or desire, and to avoid.
11 May
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A lot of the time we talk about writing, we describe the inner world, the magical, multi-sensory universe of your story you can only experience in your mind. Imagining your story as vividly as possible is one.
This week, I want you to try a writing technique I’m going to call a “tracking shot.”  A tracking shot is actually a term from film, where a camera moves on a dolly.  It’s a great way.
Hi there! In our second workshop, we talked about why setting was so important and how we can think of it as the: 1. time and time period 2. place or location 3. environment and weather 4..
In our first workshop, we started off writing absurd (and hilarious) “true” stories but by the end were talking about funny/surprising/unexpected real events that occurred in our lives. We learned that a personal essay is more than just.
02 Dec
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You’re down to the final week before the reading.  You’re going to go back through your story, read it out loud, tell it to yourself.  If you stumble, if it feels funny in your mouth, or to.
It’s getting down to the wire, folks! Your personal essays are starting to take great shape! Let’s push to make them even stronger! In our last workshop, we started looking at effective outlines for our personal essays..
Hey, everyone! Do you know what time it is? It’s DRAFTING time. So, we need to bring the rough drafts of our personal essays to our next two workshops for reading and peer review. Therefore, make sure.


The Young Authors Guide at
A select list of children’s, teen, and young adult publications in print and online that have open submissions with guidelines, an editorial selection process, and a regular print cycle. Some publish only young writers, some publish all ages for young readers. For more specific submission guidelines, visit the publication’s website.

Canvas is a highly respected teen literary journal that is published quarterly and works to maintain an environment of, “for teens, by teens.” Submissions ranging from fiction, poetry, plays, creative nonfiction, video/audio poems, even artwork, from 13-18 year-olds are all accepted.

Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors.

Iris is a new literary magazine for LGBTQAI+ young adults and their allies! Iris publishes fiction, poetry, and artwork, and aims to be a safe place for young adults – a magazine which features engaging, transporting, challenging stories that offer a breath of fresh air in the young adult literary market.

Launch Pad  publishes stories, art, poetry, nonfiction, and book reviews by kids ages 6 – 14

Lip Magazine offers a place for female authors ages 14-25 to write about the problems and triumphs relevant to them. There is room to submit articles, essays, short stories, poetry, reviews and even artwork. Lip hopes to address the serious topics that plague their readers and contributors, and wish to stay far away from the “crass sex advice and body-shaming fashion pages” of many media giants. Instead they aim to, “provide intelligent, thoughtful content for our equally intelligent and thoughtful readers.”

New Moon Girls is a website and magazine written by and for girls aged 8-15

One Teen Story is looking for great short stories written for the young adult audience ages 13 and up. These stories should deal with the teen experience (issues of identity, friendship, family, coming-of-age, etc.) and should be geared primarily toward an audience of teen readers. We’re open to all genres of literary fiction between 2,000 and 4,500 words.

Stone Soup is a 30-year-old magazine for young people who love to read, write, and draw. Published in print form every two months, each issue contains 48 pages of stories, poems, book reviews, and illustrations by writers and artists aged 8-13.

Skipping Stones is a nonprofit magazine for writers aged 8-16 that encourages communication, cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and environmental richness

Teen Ink – This site accepts art, poems, stories, personal narratives, college admission essays, and reviews of favorite (and least favorite) movies, books, colleges, and websites for their monthly print and online magazine.

YARN is an award-winning literary journal that publishes outstanding original short fiction, poetry, and essays for Young Adult readers, written by the writers you know and love, as well as fresh new voices…including teens.


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