Monday, September 24, 2012

Attention Young Writers!

Do you know someone of tender years who already has the writing bug and is looking for a place to get their work published?

Check out this list, compiled by the fabulous Gillian O'Reilly,children’s book author and editor of Canadian Children’s Book News for the Telling Tales Festival in Hamilton, Ontario. Gillian has very kindly allowed me to reprint her listings here.


* Check for local papers and contests in your area.
* Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge
* Claremont Review - an international print magazine, based in British Columbia, that accepts manuscripts by writers 13-19.
* CNIB Braille Writing Contest  and click on Braille Creative Writing Contest.
* Cicada Magazine - an international print and online magazine that publishes writing by teens.
* Cricket Magazine - an international print magazine that holds monthly writing and artwork contests for young subscribers 9-14.
* The website accepts work for online publication.
* Hamilton Public Library annual Power of the Pen contest, poetry and short fiction, for ages 12-18. Look for it in the spring. Check the Teen Page at
* KIdsWWwrite - e-zine for young authors and readers, published by the Department of English at Okanagan College.
* New Moon: The Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams - a print magazine edited by 8 to 14 year-old girls.
* Skipping Stones - an international print magazine that accepts manuscripts by writers 8-16.
* Stone Soup - a print magazine of writing by young people from 8-13.
* Toronto Public Library Young Voices Magazine and other venues for writing and art:
* Windscript, the Saskatchewan Writers Guild's e-zine of high school writing   (click on “publications” and then on “Windscript”)
* Check out summer writing camps for kids, including the Brantford Camp run by Kids Can Fly ( and the Burlington Book Camp (

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