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 for Mentee Welcome Day!



Sunday, December 2
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tap into your creative mind and create characters and stories that only YOU can write. You and your mentor will be guided through interactive writing activities to help ignite your imagination and help you invent fantastical worlds or small emotional moments.

Saturday, January 26
POETRY WORKSHOP: The Huntington, Pasadena
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Art inspires poetry inspires art. Color, shape, texture, sound...your senses will come alive at this all-day extravaganza to help guide your poetic voice. Renowned poets will share insights and techniques, and of course, we will end the day with our annual, “WriteGirl Poetry Cafe,” where girls are invited to share some of their poetry and passion!

Community Bulletin Board

Publishing Opportunities

  • One Teen Story — One Teen Story will be accepting stories by teens about the teen experience until Nov. 15, 2018. Writers between the ages of 13-19 are encouraged to submit. Selected entries win a cash prize and will be published in the upcoming issues of One Teen Story.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Tomorrow Prize — If you love writing sci-fi, this contest is for you! Winners will have their work read at LitFest Pasadena in May! Submissions Open: October 1, 2018. Deadline: February 18, 2019.


  • The 2019 Encampment: June 29th - July 23rd  – The Encampment is a residential summer program that prepares young people to be effective global citizens through experiential learning and through living in a diverse, democratic community. If you are between 15-18 and are interested in leadership development, please apply by February 4, 2019. http://encampmentforcitizenship.org

  • The LARB/USC Publishing Workshop — During this five-week summer program in Los Angeles, Fellows work with the most forward-thinking people in publishing and digital culture, gaining the training and hands-on experience needed to thrive in this competitive field. Open to graduating college seniors and alumni. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until April 30, 2019. To be considered for a scholarship, your application must be in by February 15, 2019. Apply here.

 Events in Los Angeles

  • Girls Behind the Camera: Voices & Visions of Change, Short Docs ScreeningGirls Behind the Camera: Voices & Visions of Change, Short Docs Screening – GlobalGirl Media + Women’s Voices Now presents a series of social impact short documentaries. Wednesday October 24th from 7-9:30 pm. Tickets are free for WriteGirl mentees. Contact Katie at membership@writegirl.org for the promo code. Click here for more info about the event.

  • FREE THEATER TICKETS! — Center Theatre Group is offering free tickets on select dates to playgoers under the age of 25! Their plays are held at the Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown LA, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Click here for the schedule and details.

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