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Teen Writer Resource Page

Opportunities at The Muse

Each session, we offer classes specifically for teens: Creative Writing Level 1, Level 2, and various seminars. We also offer a Young Writers class for kids 9-11.

Teen Fellowship applications open every fall. Sophomores and Juniors can apply for the program which offers free creative writing classes and mentorship from professional writers. The deadline is January 3.

Internships at The Muse provide high school and college-aged students with hands-on literary experience.

We have a strong community of young writers who stay in touch on our Discord and meet bi-monthly through our writing club.

Every month we offer different events specifically for young writers: from panels on publishing to Q&As with guest authors.

Literary Journals

New Pages aggregates most of the literary anthologies that are open to teen submissions. Send out your work!

All Ears is looking for young writers just starting out in the creative industry. They accept poetry, fiction, non-fiction (including book & film reviews), and visual art.

Check out this list of opportunities by Submittable, a popular online submission system.

One Story To Accept Teen Submissions Submit in the Fall of 2021.


Opportunities in Virginia

Apply to be the Youth Poet Laureate for Virginia through Teens With A Purpose. The winner will receive $1,000 along with many performance opportunities (most are paid) and the opportunity to compete to become the national youth poet laureate! The deadline is March 21st, 2022.

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra is having a poetry competition with winning entries to be read at the June 4th concert titled “Symphonic Celebration of Water”. Two student winners will receive a $100 prize. Deadline:  Wednesday, March 30. Poetry topic: Water.  Submit your name, contact information, and poems to

Go study at one of the best MFA workshops in the country—the University of Virginia Young Writers Workshop.

The Hampton Roads Writers conference occurs annually in September and has programming specifically for younger writers.

Richmond Young Writers offers workshops and more.

Podium, also in Richmond, offers great resources for young writers. They also offer internships.


Fellowships and Workshops

Kenyon Review offers programs for Young Writers.

In Boston, there is the Grub Street Summer Fellowship.

Check out the New England Young Writers' Conference.

The great journal Adroit has a Summer Mentorship.

Vox offers a mentorship program for young people interested in careers in journalism.