Sample market from a recent WritingKid: NEW VOICES YOUNG WRITERS CONTEST. This contest is open to students worldwide, attending public, private, or home schools, between the ages of 11 and 18. The competition is divided into two divisions. The Junior Division is for entrants 11 to 14 years of age, while the Senior Division is for entrants 15 to 18 years of age. Fiction, poetry and nonfiction essay for each age group. Entries will be accepted from November 1 through December 20.
Hope has been providing free information on markets and contests that publish kids and teens for thirteen years. “Kids have few places to research markets/contests where their work is accepted,” she says. “Teachers don't have time to do it, and parents don't know where to start. So when teachers, parents and grandparents who wrote began asking me where they could refer the young writers in their lives, I created WritingKid.“ Besides teen and young writers, teachers use the newsletter, too. “A teacher in northern South Carolina uses the newsletter in her creative writing class each year,” Hope explains. “Since I purchase pieces from kids for the newsletter, she gives them an assignment to write a piece per my guidelines at www.fundsforwriters.com and see if they can get accepted. I love that.”
Sample market from a recent WritingKid: AZ TEEN MAGAZINE We welcome content contributions for the azTeen website. If you have a story to tell we want to know. Maybe you've written a poem the world would enjoy or you want to bring attention to someone who deserves recognition. Perhaps a relationship issue, a beauty tip or even a short rant. Our category topics will give you creative ideas.
C. Hope Clark is the editor of FundsForWriters, including WritingKid, one of three newsletters that she produces to an overall audience of 45,000 readers. Her website has been chosen by Writer's Digest for its 101 Best Websites for Writers for the past 13 years. She is also author of the award-winning Carolina Slade Mystery Series, published by Bell Bridge Books. Her third in that series will be released in first quarter 2014.