Further Resources

Society of Young Inklings

Author, Author participants were fortunate to work with Kristin Howell and Naomi Kinsman of the Society of Young Inklings!  They offer awesome classes and one-on-one mentorships, as well as newsletters and publishing opportunities!

Writing Courses

Local writing guru Jennifer Tsay offers courses after school and over the summer through Omega Teaching.

Here’s a direct link to the Society of Young Inklings course offerings!

Alpha – The Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Workshop for Writers – a summer course in Pittsburgh!

Publishing Opportunities

Stone Soup is a literary magazine by kids and for kids! It was founded in Santa Cruz, publishes six times a year, and accepts submissions from kids aged 8-13.

Teen Ink produces a magazine, book series and website distributed through classrooms across the country, featuring writing of teens aged 13-19.

The NaNoWriMo website has this list of contests and publishing opportunities.

Society of Young Inklings publishing opportunities!

Online Writing communities

Please check with your parents before signing up – all of the usual caveats about social networking apply, plus the added possibility of people stealing your ideas. Still, many writers find these super useful. (But check with your parents first!)

Figment is an online writing community for writers aged 13-and up. You can meet other writers, share your work, and get feedback.

Fanfiction.net – Have you written the further adventures of Harry Potter? Or Edward and Bella’s happily ever after? find a community of like-minded writers.

NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers Project has tons of resources that you can use all year round – not just in November when you are scrambling to write that novel.