"January's a crazy exciting time at CicadaHQ. Our annual Best of The Slam is out, featuring top poetry & fiction from our online writing forum for ages 14-23. On right now at The Slam: our Into the Woods fairy tale zine project. Folks looking for fairy tale story ideas can play with our Fairy Tale Plot Machine. It's completely addictive.
If you love animals (and who doesn't??), you should submit to our Call for Creative Endeavors: Animals contest. Deadline: January 31. We'll be launching a new Creative Endeavors theme on February 2, so check back!
I can tell you a thousand things about how smart, passionate, kind, nerdy, and fun the confederacy of Cicadaphiles is, but I'm going to let a couple of the Slammers do it for me:
'Welcome to ze slam! *squints owlishly* we're all mad here …' --Nick
'We are many, but we are strong, and we enjoy writing down the things that other people are scared to think about.' --kimmie66"
Teen writers -- check back next Tuesday for more writing updates.