For updates on 2017 projects, see the blog at the bottom of the page (oldest post is at the bottom).
TEENS Publish is a free 8-week summer creative writing (and/or illustrating) program for aspiring writers and illustrators going into 7th-12th grade (or just graduated high school). This program is led by author Molly Blaisdell (who also writes as Cece Barlow). Workshops were held every Wednesday from May 31 to August 2, 2017, except July 5. Each week focused on a different topic related to writing or illustrating and publishing. Manuscripts were due to editors on July 19. July 26 was a work day only. Final manuscripts were due August 2.
Applications were accepted during the month of May only, and the group is limited to 15 people.
It is too late to apply for 2017. Please check back in May 2018 to apply for next year’s program.
Teens will complete one polished piece by the end of the 8-week program. Each participant chooses whether that will be a short story, the first chapter of a novel, a nonfiction article, poetry, or illustrations. Upon approval of the editor, the polished piece will be published in the 2017 TEENS Publish anthology (each person is limited to 3000 words or 12 pages). After first publication, all rights revert to the authors. The Author’s Release Party will be on October 9, 2017; RSVP to Kendra if you would like to attend.
For more information, contact Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org or (979) 764-3416.