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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UPCOMING Writegirl EVENTS

Saturday, April 6
PUBLIC EVENT
LIGHTS, CAMERA, WRITEGIRL!: Linwood Dunn Theater at The Academy, Hollywood
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Get ready for the red carpet evening benefit, “Lights, Camera, WriteGirl!” where selected scenes and monologues, written by WriteGirl teens and performed by acclaimed actors, will make a packed audience roar with laughter – it’s our special annual fundraiser to support WriteGirl programs! Celebrity actors, silent auction, raffle prizes, dinner and cocktails!


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Publishing Opportunities

  • Joining HS 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!

  • 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.

Writing Contests

  • WE RISE Poetry Contest — In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH) is sponsoring the WE RISE Poetry Contest, which is seeking creative, original poems that address mental health and wellbeing. Deadline: is May 1, 2019.

  • Expressing Feelings Through Art Competition — An opportunity for high school students in L.A. County to explore their personal feelings and strengthen their creative voices! When: May 19, 2:00-4:00pm. More infomation at http://www.lightbringerproject.org. Deadline to apply: April 15th.

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

  • Center Theatre Group’s College & Career Fair for the Arts — A totally free event to help high school students go to college and learn about careers in the arts. When: April 6, 2019 at 9:30am – 3pm.

  • 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!

Workshops / Opportunities

  • Summer Film & Media Training OpportunityGlobalGirl Media and Women's Voices Now seek 18 committed and enthusiastic femme-identifying candidates for our 2019 intensive summer media training program in Los Angeles. Each participant receives a weekly stipend, intensive documentary film and media training, access to mentorship and a host of exciting year-round opportunities. Click the links above to find out more!

 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.