50+ Great Poetry and Writing Organizations


5x5 http://www.5x5litmag.org/Bio.html We like reading. We hope you do too. We strive to find exceptional, undiscovered writing and artwork, package it into a neat little book and send it to as many mailboxes as possible. Some of our long term goals are to encourage high school students to work on their creative writing. Encouragement comes in many different forms, from offering themes as a writing catalyst to providing scholarships for contest winners. Seeing their work in print and distributed nationwide may be the most encouraging. Anansesem http://www.anansesem.com/ An online magazine of Caribbean and related writing and illustration for children by adults and children. Anubis Magazine http://www.anubismagazine.com/

Genre magazine for writers ages 13-19

Cicada Magazine http://www.cicadamag.com/ Publishes writers 14+. The Claremont Review http://www.theclaremontreview.ca/ The international magazine of young adult writers. Corner Club Press http://www.thecornerclubpress.com/teens-who-write.html Teens Who Write: We are calling for submissions from teens who write that are ages 13-17. Our plan at The Corner Club Press is to choose THE BEST poem and THE BEST short story to publish in our issues from one writer in each category. What we would first like to do with these pieces is help you as writers edit them. Not only do you receive a learning opportunity on how to edit and what a critique is like, but you also have the experience of actually being published in a literary magazine alongside other established writers. However, you will not be included in the 50 dollar prize because you are being rewarded through a learning opportunity, something not many magazines offer. The submission guidelines still apply to you, so make certain you read those before submitting. Crashtest http://www.crashtestmag.com/ Crashtest is an biannual online magazine founded and run by the creative writing students at the Fine Arts Center, a public arts high school in Greenville, South Carolina, so that students in high schools all over the country will have a place to publish work that tests limits, asks questions, rejects the easy answers, risks obliteration, believes in failure, is suspicious of scripted success. We only publish high school age writers with the exception of one solicited piece by an established adult author an issue. Cricket Magazine http://www.cricketmagkids.com/ Ages 9-14. Enizagam http://enizagam.org/ OSA Enizagam seeks to fill the existing void in nationally respected secondary-student-run literary publications. The journal’s editorial mission is to promote the literary arts by introducing high-caliber fiction and poetry to traditional and emerging readerships. Its content is comprised of submissions from writers living in the U.S. and beyond, as well as the winning and finalist entries of an annual contest: the OSA Enizagam Literary Awards in Poetry and Fiction. Generations Literary Magazine http://generationslitmag.org/index.html Literary Magazine publishes the original works and ideas of both emerging and established artists in an effort to encourage conversations across the generational gaps. The gaps can come from almost anywhere—misunderstandings, lack of communication, apathy, cultural differences, time, access, or distance. To that end, we print page and stage poetry, short fiction, personal narratives, interviews, and visual art from every generation in hopes of filling the gaps with positive discussion and interaction across the age divide. With special thematic issues, we aim to feature the diverse voices of our global community and to promote cultural exchange and inter-generational dialogue. Hanging Loose Press http://www.hangingloosepress.com/submissions.html This publisher is youth-friendly. They have put out several anthologies of high school student work and welcome submissions for their magazine from teens. Heavenly Muse Literary Magazine http://www.heavenlymusemag.com/ We are a fledgling publication intended to be written by, and for, Christian teenagers. We seek to connect young believers from a variety of walks of life, locations, and denominations through original poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Hunger Mountain http://www.hungermtn.org/ Publishes young adult and children’s lit written by adults. The Louisville Review http://www.louisvillereview.org The Children's Corner of The Louisville Review accepts submissions of previously unpublished poetry from students in grades K-12. We seek writing that looks for fresh ways to recreate scenes and feelings. Honest emotion and original imagery are more important to a poem than rhyming and big topics—such as life, moralizing, and other abstractions. Monster’s Alley https://sites.google.com/site/monstersalley/ Children's lit journal. New Moon Girls http://www.newmoon.com/magazine/ Magazine by and for girls 8 and up. Newport Review newportreview.org Is an independent online journal of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and visual art. Founded in the 1980s as a print journal, we are now an electronic publication dedicated to publishing innovative, language-rich fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. We are also open to prose poetry, one-act plays and experimental forms and photography. Our New Voices section welcomes work from new and younger writers from high school through college. The Newtowner Magazine http://newtownermagazine.homestead.com/YouthExpressions.html Youth Expressions is a section of the magazine where young artists, poets and writers and visual artists are able to express themselves and present their work for publication. Currently, we accept creative nonfiction, fiction, columns, poetry, art and photography mediums from high school and middle school aged students. One Teen Story http://www.oneteenstory.com/ One Teen Story is a literary magazine for young adult readers of every age. Each issue will feature one amazing short story about the teen experience Polyphony H.S. http://www.polyphonyhs.com/index.php Our mission is to create a high-quality literary magazine written, edited, and published by high school students. We strive to build respectful, mutually beneficial, writer-editor relationships that form a community devoted to improving students’ literary skills in the areas of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. READ Magazine http://www.weeklyreader.com/archive/37 Fiction, nonfiction, and reader’s theater for grades 6–10. Scholastic Art & Writing Awards http://www.artandwriting.org/ Smories http://www.smories.com/ Free original stories for kids, read by kids. 50 added every month. Stinkwaves (new as of 2013) http://stinkwavesmagazine.com/index.html Stinkwaves is a literary magazine for young readers-- and adults, too, I suppose. Each issue will be approximately 40-60 pages in length, filled with art work, poetry, and stories to keep you entertained for a short while...at least until the next issue arrives. Stone Soup Magazine http://www.stonesoup.com/ Features writers from ages 8-13. Teen Ink Magazine http://teenink.com/ Has a well-populated resources page: http://www.teenink.com/Resources TeenChook http://echook.com/submissions/ iPhone journal for writers aged 13 – 19. Any topic. What’s important to you? Tell the world in 750 – 2,000 words, fiction, non-fiction, or a blend of both. Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Teen Poetry Competition and Magazine http://www.voya.com/contests/ YARN http://yareview.net/how-to-submit/ Since this is a YA literary journal, we ask that the material be appropriate for, and of particular interest to, young adult readers, 14 years old and up. We have no age restrictions for authors (fogies over the age of 18 write YA, too), and no genre restrictions (if you’ve got a story set in 2060, bring it on!). [Regional] Literature for Life (LA only) http://literatureforlife.net/beta/ Lit mag/arts ed project: Emerging Voices will be a space for publishing the work of middle and high school students. Teachers may submit their students’ work, and, in conjunction, we will be running a series of ongoing writing and visual arts contests to encourage the young people of Los Angeles and beyond to celebrate their own creative endeavors. Random House, Creative Writing Competition http://www.randomhouse.com/creativewriting/index.html For NYC Public High School Seniors Stage of Life Monthly Writing Contests http://www.stageoflife.com/StageHighSchool/OtherResources/WeeklyHighScho... Stage of Life® is an online life journal for everyone from teenagers to Baby Boomers. You can participate in our community by sharing a personal essay about your life, entering one the monthly writing contests, or answering the "life question" of the week. Whether you contribute your voice to our educational, digital literacy initiative, or stick around to read the posts for inspiration, we welcome you to the world's largest collection of cross-generational stories. The Word Works, Jacklyn Potter Young Poets Competition http://www.wordworksdc.com/young_poets.html For Wash DC high school students.


826 National http://826national.org/ 826 centers offer a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills. We also aim to help teachers get their classes excited about writing. Our mission is based on the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Last year our centers—which are located in Ann Arbor, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco,Seattle and Washington, DC— served over 29,000 students. Brave New Voices http://www.bravenewvoices.org/ International youth poetry gathering. Girls Write Now http://www.girlswritenow.org/gwn/ Girls Write Now provides guidance, support, and opportunities for New York City's underserved or at-risk high school girls, enabling them to develop their creative, independent voices, explore careers in professional writing, and learn how to make healthy choices in school, career, and life. Girls Write Now has a nice resources page:http://www.girlswritenow.org/gwn/?q=node/748 Pongo Publishing http://www.pongopublishing.org/ Seattle nonprofit that works with teens who are in jail by helping them express themselves through creative writing. MACLA’s Youth Slam Poetry Program http://www.maclaarte.org/site/ Teen slam program, reading, writing and performing workshops for Chicano/Latino youth. Richard Hugo House http://hugohouse.org/content/teens Great programs for teens and youth in Seattle. Scholastic's Write It http://teacher.scholastic.com/writeit/ Sort of an online workshop Urban Word NYC http://www.urbanwordnyc.org/uwnyc/ WritersCorps (San Francisco) http://www.sfartscommission.org/WC/ San Francisco WritersCorps places professional writers in community settings to teach creative writing to youth. WriteGirl (Los Angeles) http://www.writegirl.org/ WriteGirl is a nonprofit organization for high school girls centered on the craft of creative writing and empowerment through self-expression. Through one-on-one mentoring and monthly workshops, girls are given techniques, insights and hot tips for great writing in all genres from professional women writers. Young Artists United (YAU) http://www.facebook.com/youngartistsunited seth.roseman@yahoo.com Young Artists United is an organization that was founded by Seth Roseman and Chase Condrone. Young Artists United (YAU) believes that the future of the arts rests on the coming generations of artists. It is our greatest goal and hope to spread theater, dance, music, drawing, and all forms of the arts through works and activities organized and created solely by youth with little to no adult help. Through this we hope that all involved may gain invaluable experience while spreading the joy and wonder of the arts to the world around us. Below are the three main goals of Young Artists United; • To create a podcast that will be composed of interviews, reviews, contests, advice and other assorted segments. • To connect aspiring artists to other aspiring artists, to help aspiring artists connect to more experienced artists, and hopefully develop mentorships between these artists. • To showcase talent through art shows, theatrical events, contests, readings, performances and more all set up primarily by artists under the age of 18. Youth Speaks http://youthspeaks.org/word/ National nonprofit presenter of youth spoken word performances. SUMMER YOUTH WRITING PROGRAMS http://www.bu.edu/summer/program_high_school_students/ http://www.slc.edu/high-school/Summer_Writers_General_Info.php http://www.sce.cornell.edu/sc/programs/writing_focus.php http://www.ce.columbia.edu/hs/courses.cfm?PID=4&Content=JS http://www.lclark.edu/org/firacres/ http://www.interlochen.org/camp/summer_camp_programs/creative_writing/hi... http://www.summer.harvard.edu/2008/programs/ssp/overview/ http://www.lakeforest.edu/academics/summer/wtw/ http://www.collegeplanningsimplified.com/SummerPrograms.html http://www.crec.org/magnetschools/schools/ccy/


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