Welcome to the WriteGirl Clubhouse!

A place only for YOU. RSVP to our upcoming workshop! Get your work out there! Submit your writing for publication and scholarship opportunities.

WriteGirl workshops are for teen girls only. Event details will be sent by email. RSVP below!

RSVP for the WriteGirl Songwriting Workshop!



Saturday, March 3, 2018 (10am - 4:30pm)
SONGWRITING WORKSHOP: The Huntington – Haaga Hall

April 28 (10am - 4pm)
CHARACTER & DIALOGUE WORKSHOP – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater, Hollywood


  • LA Times High School Insider — Students post their stories on LATimes.com to report on the issues that matter to them. If you're interested in getting involved send an email to Kyle.Finck@latimes.com.

  • ForthWrite Magazine is an online, news-based publication produced for and by teenagers, co-founded by WriteGirl Allyson. ForthWrite is seeking contributors, and you can apply online Here.

  • #PoetWe Campaign, launched by WriteGirl alumna Amanda Gorman, is a national initiative that invites students to write poetry about why creative writing and the arts matter.

  • One Teen Story is looking for great short stories written by teens about the teen experience. Deadline: May 31, 2018

  • Teen Ink Magazine — If you are ages 13-19 and you'd like to be published in this online magazine, you can submit an original work of poetry, fiction or non-fiction. Rolling deadlines. 

  • Rookie is an online magazine that’s always looking for submissions of fiction, nonfiction, essays (not school essays), rants, raves, humor, poetry from teens. 

  • CICADA is a YA lit/comics magazine fascinated with the lyric and strange and committed to work that speaks to teens’ truths. Submit online.

  • YARN is an online literary journal that publishes creative writing for young adult readers, ages 14-18, and features work by young people alongside adult writers. 

  • Canvas Literary Journal asks writers ages 13-18 to submit in the areas of fiction, memoir, poetry, playwriting, nonfiction, new media and cross-genre.

Writing contests

  • BOOKFOX is a great list of writing contests, year-round.
  • 4th Annual LAUSD Student Film Festival is seeking short film submissions in any genre. Submissions must be under six minutes in length and made during either the 2016-17 or 2017-18 school year, by LAUSD students, either in a LAUSD classroom setting or as part of a principal-approved arts program or after-school program.  Deadline: April 6, 2018.
  • California Young Playwrights Contest — Playwrights Project's annual statewide playwriting contest is open to all Californians under the age of 19 as of June 1, 2018. Deadline: June 1, 2018. 

 events in Los Angeles

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

  • LA Times Festival of Books
    Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22 – A free two-day celebration of books and authors. Enjoy panel discussions, celebrity author signings, food trucks and hundreds of popup tents with books, books and more books!

 Additional opportunities

  • The Adroit Journal 2018 Summer Mentorship Program — an entirely free and online program that pairs experienced writers with high school and secondary students (as of the current academic year) interested in learning more about the creative writing processes of drafting, redrafting and editing. Deadline: May 1, 2018.