Monday, October 05, 2009
Kids Who Write
Every time I talk to a group of students, I inevitably get asked the same question by an earnest and passionate tween or teen: "I'm a writer. Where can I get published?"
Here's a resource list for budding authors, in addition to recommending that you create your own blog or website.(That's what I do!)
For writers 13 and under, there's the wonderful Stone Soup, which is published in my town (Santa Cruz, CA), and distributed all over the country. It's been described as "The New Yorker for kids", and I agree. For details on how to publish and subscribe, go to stonesoup.com. At this website, you'll find more resources. Click on "links" and click on "Young writers in print." Voila.
A wonderful salesperson at Anderson's Books in Naperville, Ill. suggested kidpub.com and its teen counterpart at teen-author.com.
A friend pointed me to teenlink.com.
Another: Kids who are immigrants or whose families are immigrants might enjoy entering Mitali Perkins' Fire Escape contests.
Now it's your turn. Have your found anything else either print or online?