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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 Journalism Workshop!



Saturday, May 19 (10am - 4pm)
JOURNALISM WORKSHOP – USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism - Wallis Annenberg Hall

Sunday, June 10 (11am - 5pm)

Saturday, June 23 (1pm - 5pm)
Public Event!
Celebrate the 17th Season of WriteGirl! Food, beverages, silent auction, special guests and performances by the teen girls of WriteGirl!


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

  • Rattle Young Poets Anthology publishes 50 poems in an annual anthology. Authors must have been age 16 or younger when the poem was written, and 18 or younger when submitted. Deadline: June 15, 2018.

  • Teen Sequins Poetry Spotlight — Each summer, the literary print journal Gigantic Sequins presents Teen Sequins, an online feature designed to showcase outstanding poetry from writers ages 13 through 19. A single poem from each age group is featured on the Gigantic Sequins blog each August, and all submitters will receive the distinction of honorable mention for their dedication to poetry. Deadline: July 31, 2018.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Critical Junior Poet’s Award Contest — This contest was established to foster an interest in poetry in students between the ages of 13 and 18, and provides a basis for recognition and encouragement of outstanding student interest and achievement in the art of poetry. Deadline: September 1, 2018.

 events in Los Angeles

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

  • Lummis Days — Friday, June 1 - Sunday, June 3
    This FREE cultural festival celebrates the many ethnic communities in one of the first and most diverse areas of of Los Angeles, Northeast LA. The festival will include poetry, music, dance, film and puppets at five Northeast LA locations.

 Additional opportunities

  • AT&T Hello Sunshine Filmmaker Lab — To address the gender imbalance and bring more diversity to the screen, AT&T, Fresh Films, and Hello Sunshine--Reese Witherspoon's media company--have joined forces to create an unforgettable opportunity for young women to immerse themselves in a professional film production and learn from industry experts, including Reese herself! Twenty (20) teenage girls will be selected to spend 8 days in the Los Angeles area, working on a real film set to produce a TV show July 30 - August 6, 2018.  Deadline: June 10, 2018.

  • Camp Reel Stories - A Film Camp for Girls — At the Camp Reel Stories summer programs girls get to work in small, collaborative groups, to write, shoot, edit and broadcast their own short films. Full scholarships are available. Apply now for summer 2018 and contact the WriteGirl office for guidance.