Writing Contests and Publication Opportunities

Whether you want to win a competition or see your work published, there are many opportunities for young writers today.
The list below is just the beginning of our research.  Check back often, as the list is sure to grow throughout the year.
If you know of another writing contest or publication opportunity available to kids, please inform us in the comment section below.
As with all opportunities, use caution before submitting your work or giving out personal information.  Check out each program carefully with your parents.

Writing Contests for Kids

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a book, poem or speech and write to that author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Letters are judged on state and national levels. Tens of thousands of students from across the country enter Letters About Literature each year.”

 Publication Opportunities for Kids

Stone Soup Magazine is made up of stories, poems, book reviews, and art by young people through age 13.”

Creative Kids Magazine is the only magazine by kids for kids, ages 8-16.”

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3 thoughts on “Writing Contests and Publication Opportunities

  1. Well, for teens there is Teen Ink magazine, Cicada magazine and the Claremont Review Kiki Magazine and New Moon Girls also accept submissions from girls. Discovery Girls occasionally publishes reader work, particularly in the Book Reviews section.
    I, personally, am a member of the Creative Kids magazine advisory board and a huge fan of the magazine.
    Just wanted to let you know.

  2. Chautauqua magazine (annual) runs a “young voices” section based on a theme.
    Imagine magazine (5 times yearly) runs annual fiction, poetry, nonfiction contests.

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