Writer's Refuge
Take time to explore your creative side. Use the resources below to guide your writing journey.

For Teen Writers

Go Teen Writers

Go Teen Writers was developed by YA author Stephanie Morrill as a way for aspiring teen writers to learn craft, connect with other aspiring writers like themselves, and submit their work through the We Write Books writing contest. There are many opportunities to learn from industry professionals and there is substantial information about novel writing and the publishing process.

NaNoWriMo Young Writer's Program

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. This writing challenge asks writers to complete an entire novel during the month of November. Originally started for adult writers with the purpose of fostering community and accountability, NaNoWriMo has expanded to include young adult writers (aged 17 and under) who are serious about their writing goals. The Young Writer's Program also offers resources for educators who want to offer their students an opportunity to participate. Though adult writers are supposed to try to reach a goal of 50,000 words by the end of November, the Young Adult Writer's challenge can be modified to meet individual needs of 17-and-under writers.

Teen Ink

Teen Ink is a teen literary website that provides publication opportunities to teen writers and artists. Teens may submit their own original work, read the work of their peers, connect via discussion forums, and participate in reading and reviewing books, music, movies, TV shows, and video games. There is also a monthly print magazine solely dedicated to teenage writing and artwork and is available for subscription.

Young Adult Review Network (YARN)

YARN features the best of young adult writing and actively seeks submissions by teen writers in all literary genres. Teen writing will be featured alongside established YA writers. Click the links to learn more about YARN and/or their submission guidelines.