Welcome to the WriteGirl Clubhouse. A place only for YOU. Get your work out there! Submit your writing for publication and scholarship opportunities.

Every other year, WriteGirl publishes an anthology of mentee writing from the previous two years, and we want to make sure that your work makes it into the 2017 book! 

The theme for this anthology is MUSIC, so you might want to incorporate musical details into your submissions. For instance, you could mention the soft jazz playing in the background of the restaurant, or the old guitar you once found in your garage, or any of the music that has become the soundtrack to your life. Your submissions don’t have to be music-related, but we’d love to encourage you to include the theme in some way.

TIPS FOR INCORPORATING MUSIC INTO YOUR WORK


APRIL/MAY SUBMISSIONS

Applications are now open for Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate! The winner receives a book deal from Penmanship Books!

Contest Details

1: You must be 14-19 years old to apply. 
2: Please submit 5 poems and a resume/cv to poet@urbanword.org or here: https://www.urbanword.org/la  – we also suggest 1 Youtube video.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 5, 2017

 

The New Voices One-Act Competition for Young Playwrights

Submit your best one-act play (one per playwright!) to the New Voices competition and you can potentially win cash, software from our fabulous sponsors Final Draft and Great Dialogue, and even publication! SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR MORE INFO AND GUIDELINES

  • Guidelines: Plays must be unpublished, non-musical one-acts between 10-40 minutes in length. Plays must have two or more characters, and large and/or flexible casts (with relatively more female roles) are encouraged. 
  • Awards: The Winner will receive $200 and publication by YouthPLAYS, as well as free copies of Final Draft and Great Dialogue software. The Runner-Up will receive $50, as well as free copies of Final Draft and Great Dialogue software. 
  • Deadline: May 1, 2017

One Teen Story Contest

You have an opportunity to be published in One Teen Story, an award-winning, quarterly lit magazine and even win some prize money!

  • Guidelines:  
    • To enter, you must be between the ages of 13-19 as of May 31st, 2017.
    • Short stories should be between 1,500 to 4,000 words and be the writer’s own original, unpublished work.
    • Previously published stories and stories forthcoming at other publications cannot be considered. This includes stories that have been self-published online on personal websites or other publishing platforms.
    • No entry fee is required.
    • Only one submission per person.
    • One Teen Story reserves the right to approve all final, edited content. A parent must sign a consent form for One Teen Story to publish the names of the winner and honorable mentions on our web site.
    • You must submit through our online Submission Manager.
  • Awards: The Winner will receive $200 and publication by YouthPLAYS, as well as free copies of Final Draft and Great Dialogue software. The Runner-Up will receive $50, as well as free copies of Final Draft and Great Dialogue software. 
  • Deadline: May 1, 2017

You can learn more about how to submit to the contest and read the complete submission guidelines here.
 

Best New Writing — Accepting Submissions

Best New Writing accepts unpublished fiction and creative nonfiction under 10,000 words for publication and consideration for the Gover Story Prize ($250). The story must be new and unpublished, including on-line publication. Submissions are read quarterly following the last day of March, June, September, and December. You will receive a response within two weeks of those dates. CONTEST PAGE WITH MORE INFO AND GUIDELINES

  • Guidelines: New, unpublished fiction and creative nonfiction under 10,000 words
  • Awards: Gover Story Prize ($250)
  • Deadlines: March 31, June 30, September 30

EVENTS and ongoing submissions

  • A great list of writing contests, year-round

  • Literary Happenings in LA — Your one stop for all the most exciting literary events in the LA area.

  • LA Times High School Insider — Students post their stories on LATimes.com to report on the issues that matter to them. Join a network of more than 100 local schools, attend conferences and reach thousands with their reporting. If you're interested in getting involved send an email to Kyle.Finck@latimes.com.

  • “Dispatches from High School” —SheKnows Media is working on a video series called Hatch, featuring issues affection Generation Z as told by kids and teens. They're latest Hatch program is "Dispatches from High School." They're looking for raw and honest content about what's affecting teens. Share your unique perspective of the issues affecting you. Learn more about how to be a part of this project by emailing Community Programs Director, Jordan Boswell: Jordan.Boswell [at] sheknows.com.