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 our next workshop!

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#PoetryGoals

Poetry Resources From WriteGirl

  • Poetry in Motion stages live poetry events locally – search their name in EventBrite!

  • Los Angeles has a Poet Laureate, Robin Coste Lewis. Search her name to find out what she’s up to in your area. There’s also a Californian Poet Laureate, but the position is currently vacant – find out more here! Or apply to be a Poet Laureate with the LA Youth Poet Laureate program at: http://youthlaureate.org

  • Local poetry publishers (and friends of WriteGirl) Red Hen Press are based in Pasadena and schedule events. Check out their website.

  • Download the Poetry Foundation free app from iTunes for a fun interface that categorizes topics by theme, and it offers you a chance to SPIN for a random poem every time you open it!

  • Local Poetry Journal: The Los Angeles Review features many poems and poets.

  • Online Zine We Love: Movellas has a poetry section: you can submit as well as read the work of others.

  • Poetic Devices: We presented this at the WriteGirl Poetry Workshop, but here is a link to a great slideshow with a ton of poetic devices you can learn and try to incorporate into your poetry.

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Submit your work for the 2019 WriteGirl Anthology!

Calling all WriteGirl mentees! We invite you to submit 3-5 pieces for the upcoming WriteGirl anthology. Please download the three forms below and check your email for more details.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Feb. 28, 2019 at 11:59pm

For questions about submitting to the 2019 WriteGirl anthology, please email writegirlbook2019@gmail.com or call 213-253-2655.


UPCOMING Writegirl EVENTS

Saturday, February 23
SONGWRITING WORKSHOP: The Huntington, Pasadena
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Stellar singer/songwriters will help girls craft lyrics in this day-long lyric writing event. The day culminates in a special showcase where our singer/songwriter guests will set some of the girls’ lyrics to music. Don’t miss this day!


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Publishing Opportunities

  • 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.

  • Bright Lite Magazine — an independent magazine created for girls, ages 10 to 16. Accepting submissions from poems, short stories, to opinion pieces. Submit to: submissions@brightlitemag.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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • HERlead Fellowship Application — A fellowship to provide leadership training to young women, empowering them to become the next generation of global trailblazers. Spearheaded by ascena retail group inc., parent company of Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey, and Vital Voices Global Partnership. Deadline: March 8th, 2019.

  • The Ronald Reagan Great Communicator Debate Series — The debates search for students who can effectively use logic, evidence, and personality to communicate their ideas. Offers $50,000 in scholarships for high school students. National Championship competition in July!

  • 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.

Workshops

  • 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 interested in leadership development, the extended deadline: March 4th. http://encampmentforcitizenship.org

  • University of Pennsylvania’s 2019 Summer Workshop for Young Writers — Ten-day program for high-school sophomores and juniors to live at and explore Penn and Philadelphia taking place from July 7-17, 2019. Learn from the faculty of Kelly Writers House http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/. Deadline: March 3rd.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Local Bookstore Readings: Check out events at your nearest independent bookstore: Book Soup, Skylight Books, the Last Bookstore, Chevalier’s Books, Small World Books all have events featuring writers.

Additional Resources

LOW COST INTERNET – The nonprofit organization human-I-T offers a low-cost internet program to assist qualifying households to find low-cost internet options, ranging from $10-$25 a month with no contracts. Click here to check out this great resource.