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.



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.


Community Bulletin Board

Publishing Opportunities

  • Pear Shaped Press – Pear Shaped Press is accepting submissions for their first anthology: A Teenager’s Guide to Feminism. The collection will feature stories, essays, letters, and poems of hopes and experiences for the next generation. Submissions will be accepted until the end of August 2019. Submit here!

  • LA Times High School Insider — LA Times High School Insider allows schools to participate within their network, dedicated to showcasing youth voices on pressing issues through art, poetry, and creative writing. They are recruiting poets, writers, and artists to become contributors for the publication before launching. Apply here!

  • 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.

Writing Contests

  • YoungArts — Hosts its’ annual competition offering young artists the unique opportunity to connect with peers across 10 arts disciplines, take master classes and workshops with leading artists, present their work to public audiences and become eligible for nomination to the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars program. If you know a 15- to 18-year-old visual, literary, design or performing artist, encourage them to Apply Here! The 2020 application opens June 4, 2019. 

  • BOOKFOX is a great list of writing contests, year-round.

 Events in Los Angeles

  • Poetry Performance at MOCA – WriteGirl alum and the first Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, Amanda Gorman, is performing her poetry at MOCA on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 7pm. WHERE: MOCA, 250 South Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012. ADMISSION: FREE; priority entry for MOCA members (Early arrival recommended). Event Page https://www.moca.org/program/poet-amanda-gorman

  • 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.