Calling Young Writers!
Do you have a young writer in the house who dreams of having their stories published? If so, then read on!
I have been an avid writer ever since I was fairly young. Reading and writing have always been a passion of mine. As a young kid, I dreamed of having my stories published so that people outside of my family and friends could read them. Being a kid, though, can make it difficult to have your stories made public.
My first published short story got printed in a student collection through a national contest when I was fifteen. I would have loved to share my stories with others before then.
That’s why I am offering an opportunity for your children to have their stories published right here on this site, so they can share their work with a larger audience at a young age.
Introducing the Young Writers Published Club
I will publish a piece of writing from a young writer, either once every week or once every month, depending on the amount of submissions I receive. I will try to publish as many works as I can.
Near the end of every month, I will give shout-out on various social medias platforms for submissions. I will pick a few of those submissions to publish during the following month right here on the blog and share them with all of my readers.
If I get plenty of submissions one month, but not very many the next month, I will publish older submissions on the blog, so if your child’s work does not get published one month, it may get published in a different month.
What I'm looking for
I am looking for ambitious young writers who want to share their writing with a broader audience. They can submit fictional short stories, sci-fi, fantasy, poems, prose, essays, articles, and basically any other type of writing they can come up with. However, of course, like with anything else, there are a few guidelines.
Here are the guidelines for Young Writers Published Club submission:
- Young Writers must be between the ages of 5 and 17 years old.
- The entire piece of writing must be original work.
- Submissions must be at least 100 words long and no more than 800. If your child’s work is shorter or longer than the above parameters, please mention this in the submission email.
- If the piece of writing includes a quote, or several quotes, those must be properly attributed. (The name of the person that the quote is from and/or the piece of writing that it is quoted from will suffice.)
- Profanity, Racism, Inappropriate Content, and General Rudeness will not be accepted!
- Only one submission per child is allowed in one month! There are twelve submission opportunities throughout the year, one for each month, each young writer is only allowed to submit one piece of writing per submission opportunity.
If your child’s piece of writing gets published on this site, I may choose to share it on social media so that their writing reaches more readers. If you would prefer I not share it on social media, please be sure to mention this in the submission email, otherwise I will assume that you are okay with it.
If you wish to see the social media posts containing a link to your child’s published work, then it may be a good idea to follow me on social media, and if you give me your social media handle I will tag you on the post.
- Your child retains the rights of their work even if I publish it on this site, however, I have the right to make minor changes to their work, such as fixing small spelling and grammar errors.
How to Submit Your Child's Writing
Now that we have the rules out of the way, here is how you can submit your child’s work.
Send the document containing your child’s piece of writing to Anne’s Book Basket using the subject line: Young Writer Submission.
You can send their work as a Word Document or Google Doc. If possible, change the text to the Times New Roman Font size 12pt and 2.0 line spacing.
Please be sure to also include the following in the same email.
- A picture of your child (optional, but suggested)
- A short bio of your child including their name and age.
- The name of their current favorite book
I look forward to reading your child's submission!
I can’t wait to see what your younger writer can come up with! Remember that you can submit your child’s work at any point in the year during one of the twelve submission periods.
I look forward to reading their submission and hope to publish their work on this site in the coming year!