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Writing

Do you express yourself through writing? These resources will help you improve your writing, get published or even win prizes for your work.

Ralph Munn Creative Writing Workshop and Contest
Don't forget the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's own annual writing contest. Get your entry ready for next April & May!
 
  • AdLit Writing Contests
    Although this is written as if it were for your parents or teachers, don't let that stop you from entering these contests.
  • Alliance for Young Artists & Writers Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
    You can't get any more prestigious than this. Writers like Truman Capote, Sylvia Plath and Joyce Carol Oates had their beginnings in this contest. Acclaim, scholarships and more for students in grades 7 to 12.
  • CyberTeens Creativity
    Publishes poetry, fiction and non-fiction by teens from all over the world.
  • A Girl's World
    Opportunities to send articles and creative writing and to find a pen pal for girls 7-17.
  • Gurl
    Show off with comics, poetry, stories and personal essays on this site for girls with a bit of an edge
  • HSJ.org: High School Journalism
    Check out high school newspapers from around the nation and see if yours is among them.
  • National Gallery of Writing
    Share your writing in this online gallery by the National Council of Teachers of English.
  • Pomegranate Words
    Writing tips plus a chance to publish poetry, fiction, literary essays and drama for anyone under 19.
  • Push Novel Writing Contest
    If you're in 7th to 12th grade and have written a novel or are in the process, submit it to PUSH, edited by none other than David Levithan. The novel you submit could be published in PUSH!
  • TeenInk
    The magazine and website depend on submissions from teens like you. Send in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or your art/photographs. See what other teens are saying, thinking, and writing.
  • TeenSpace
    From the Internet Public Library: booklists, zines and other sources to read or to consider for submitting work.
  • TeenVoices
    Like the print magazine version, this site is written by, for and about teen girls and young adult women. Includes articles, creative writing and an activist of the month.
  • Western Pennsylvania Writing Project Summer Young Writers Institute
    The Young Writers Institute is open to students entering grades 4 through 12. Students can develop the craft of writing in a variety of genres while being mentored by University of Pittsburgh writing instructors. Events also include visiting writers, field trips, and publication of polished pieces.