Archive for December, 2010

Baker’s Plays offers a playwriting competition for High School students.  Plays may be about any subject and of any length.

Submissions must be postmarked no later than January 31th, 2011.  $500 first prize.

Details are at:  Baker’s Plays High School Playwriting Contest


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Highlights Fiction Contest

Highlights Magazine is sponsoring a fiction contest for those ages 16 and up.  The contest is for short works of fiction up to 750 words, although the word count for stories for beginning readers is 475 words.  Stories must be postmarked between January 1 and January 31, 2010.

Category is Fiction involving an embarrassing moment.

Details are here.


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Information about the Kenyon (College) Review Young Writers Workshop:

From their website:

Young Writers is an intensive two-week workshop for intellectually curious, motivated high-school students who value writing. Our goal is to help students develop their creative and critical abilities with language—to become better, more productive writers and more insightful thinkers. For more than eighteen years, Young Writers has provided a lively, supportive environment where students can stretch their talents, discover new strengths, and challenge themselves in the company of peers who share their interests.

Writer Under a Tree

Young Writers takes place at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, a leading liberal-arts college renowned for its tradition of literary study. The program is sponsored by The Kenyon Review, one of the country’s preeminent literary magazines.

This is for ages 16-18. Summer 2011 Dates: Session I: June 26-July 9.

Session II: July 17-30.

For more information: http://www.kenyonreview.org/workshops-ywinfo.php


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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to All Our Young Writer and Artist Friends!

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Write2Ignite! Conference for Christian Writers of
Children’s Literature

Feb. 18-19, 2011 at North Greenville University, Tigerville, S.C.
Featuring a special Teen Track for young authors.
Scholarships available. For more information or to
register, visit https://www.write2ignite.com/Home_Page.php

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From the New York Times:

When Jacob Lewis helped create the beta version of the Web siteFigment with Dana Goodyear, a staff writer at The New Yorker, Mr. Lewis envisioned it as a sort of literary Facebook for the teenage set.

“I really went into it and thought, ‘We’ll be the social network for young-adult fiction,’ ” said Mr. Lewis, a former managing editor of The New Yorker. “But it became clear early on that people didn’t want a new Facebook.”

The young people on the site weren’t much interested in “friending” one another. What they did want, he said, “was to read and write and discover new content, but around the content itself.”

Figment.com will be unveiled on Monday as an experiment in online literature, a free platform for young people to read and write fiction, both on their computers and on their cellphones. Users are invited to write novels, short stories and poems, collaborate with other writers and give and receive feedback on the work posted on the site.

Read the rest here: Web Site for Teenagers with Literary Leanings


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The Blue Pencil Online, the magazine edited and produced by students in the Writing and Publishing Program at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, offers the Elizabeth Bishop Prize, a unique prize of a $15,000 scholarship to the school for the best piece of writing in fiction, verse, or playwriting submitted to the magazine.  For those in grades 8-11.  (Student must apply and be accepted to the school to receive the scholarship.)

Deadline: Submissions made to the magazine between October 1, 2010 and February 1, 2011, will be considered.

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