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).
Ringer Library is currently closed due to construction. We should be open in time for the 2019 session of TEENS Publish. We will be accepting applications before we reopen. This page will be updated once applications are available (probably available from this site in May 2019). The program will probably be held on every Wednesday afternoon in June and July. More details will be posted here once available. For more information, contact Kendra Perkins at email@example.com, temporarily at (979) 209-5600. The Ringer Library phone number (979-764-3416) is currently forwarding to the Mounce Library number (979-209-5600). Ringer Library (College Station) is expected to reopen June 3, 2019.
Teens 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, each participant has one polished piece published in the TEENS Publish anthology (each person is limited to 3000 words or 12 pages). After first publication, all rights revert to the authors. There will be an author’s release party held in late September or early October.
Anthologies from each year are available to check out from the Young Adult (teen) Fiction section of the Ringer Library (College Station) and the Mounce Library (Bryan). Searching for Teens Publish in the library catalog will pull them up, and the call numbers all start with Y-F Teens. The 2015 title is The New Generation. The 2016 title is Words Were Spilt. The 2017 title is Chaotic Creativity. The 2018 title is An Overwhelming Surplus of Skittles.
There is a blog at the bottom of the page with updates from the 2017 program (oldest post at the bottom).