Teen Writers: From Inspiration to Publication Ages 13-18
Are you a teen writer who dreams of getting published? A diverse world of publications and contests exists to showcase teen writers just like you! This class will give you the tools you need to explore it safely and with confidence. Together, we will learn how writers create and refine their work — all the way from first-glimmer-of-inspiration to ready-for-publication. We will read a few examples of successful pieces, and see what we can learn from them. We will create a welcoming, supportive environment for teen writers to share their own work, using the language and respectful culture of a read-and-critique group. We’ll talk about editing; how to create an effective Author’s Bio, how to keep a submissions list or spreadsheet; and the importance of embracing both success and rejection! Teen writers will leave this course with a wealth of writing resources, including respectable contests and publications (both local and global) that accept submissions from teens. Previous writing experience is not necessary; a deep sense of curiosity about writing is. You will be emailed the Zoom link 24 hours before the start of class. If you sign up less than 24 hours before the start of the class, please email Kristen at [email protected] for your link. With Jen Laffler.