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Here is where you find information on places and Web sites to learn about writing, places to publish, contests and just cool writing stuff in general. A lot of the sites overlap categories, so be sure to check them all — and tell us about any sites or events we've missed.



Of course, there are our own Kay Snow Awards every spring. Applications are usually due mid-May.

Fire Escape Teen Writing Contest for Immigrant Teens For writers between the ages of 13 and 19 who live in the United States, and whose parents were born in another country.

$10K Poetry Contest from Poetry.com. Prizes awarded January and June.

Pathetic.org will not only publish your work, but offers a monthly poetry contest.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards For grades 7 through 12. Sign up for reminders.

SFF.net not only offers lists of contests, but has great information about contest scams to avoid and tips on how to win.


A List of publications that publish student writing, poetry, and art from "Online Student Publishing & Writing Resources." No sense in doing this over--it is a great list. Just scroll down the page until you find it.

Frodo's Notebook A literary and arts magazine for talented teens around the world.

Merlyn's Pen Foundation Gives teens a chance to publish their fiction, essays and poetry. The foundation promotes teen literacy and its programs serve the developmental needs of precocious teen writers. This site also has a Resource database—an all-around great site for young writers.

TeenInk a monthly print magazine, website, and a book series all written by teens for teens

Teen poetry and short stories at Student Center.org.

Teen Writing at Writer's Voice Check the site for submission guidelines.

Young People's Press a North American news service that empowers a large network of youth and young adult writers to have a voice in the mainstream media and a space at the table of public opinion.

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