Aspiring Writers

Be an Author!

Looking for a place to get your writing published? Check out these sites!

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Canvas is Writers and Books' exclusive teen literary journal run by and for teens. We publish quarterly (our first issue came out May 3, 2013). We are open to writers 13-18 years old in Rochester, NY and beyond.

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Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other people who love to read, and discover new stories and authors.

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TeenInk is a website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums.

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Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers: identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

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National Novel Writing Month happens every November! It's a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!

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The RACL Student Publishing Project is an annual opportunity for students in grades K-12 to have their written and visual work published and read by a broader audience.