Teen Newsletter needs you!

March 15, 2011

Did you know that West Regional Library has a teen newsletter called The Splash and they’re looking for contributors?  All content is authored by teens, and the library’s teen advisory board puts it together.  All teen, all the time.  Check out the latest issue here.  The Splash features artistic and written work by local teens. They accept:

  • Poetry
  • Short Stories
  • Digital or Traditional Artwork
  • Photography
  • Book Reviews
  • Riddles/Jokes
  • Comics
  • Questions for Ask Elizabeth, an Advice Column

There are two easy ways to submit your work. Email thesplashsubmit@gmail.com
Drop off your work in person in the Teen Section of West Regional Library in Cary.  Please include your Name, Title of Work, Age and/or Grade.


Contest: Short Essay

December 18, 2010

Winning $100 for a hundred word essay sounds pretty awesome to me!   Respond to the question: “How does technology make the world a better place?” Check out the contest and rules on www.tweentribune.com

Writer Alert!

October 7, 2009

smallsplatTeen author Beth Kephart is the Author-in-Residence on readergirlz.com, so she is doing some cool writing exercises for teen authors. Click here to check out her writing exercise (and contest!). It’s great inspiration!

logoNational Novel Writing Month is coming soon…write 50,000 word novel to celebrate and express your creativity! Quantity, not quality is the goal. Here’s  a little more:

“It is a fun, seat-of-your-pants novel writing event where the challenge is to write an entire novel in just 30 days. That means participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but our Young Writers Program allows participants who are 17 years old and younger to set reasonable, yet challenging, word-count goals.”

Wake Forest Reads: Perfect and The Unforgiving Minute

July 7, 2009

Wake Forest Reads: Perfect by Natasha Friendperfect

★ ★ ★ 3 stars

This book is about 13-year-old Isabelle whose life is far from perfect. She has an eating disorder, a “snitching” sister, a depressed mom, and worst of all, a dead father. Read the rest of this entry »

Got Published!

May 12, 2009


Two teens from Zebulon got published in Teen Ink! Check out a copy at your library. If you can’t find it, ask a librarian or visit the website!

You can comment on articles and also vote for your favorites. See what Teen Ink RAW is all about too. 

They need your submissions too!

Everyone can submit art, essays, reviews of tv shows, movies, music and books, poetry, college reviews! Include your name, birth year, address, phone #, school name, email and English teacher’s name. If it’s art – write the info on the back.  Pretty cool! Wouldn’t that look great when you apply to college? You can submit it online at www.teenink.com/submissions or by emailing editor@teenink.com

Hunger Games Contest!

March 16, 2009

hunger-gamesDid you love Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games as much as I did?  Enter this contest to win lunch with the author in New York City!

From Publishers’ Weekly website:

“Scholastic is also launching a writing contest to promote Catching Fire(the sequel). From March 16 to May 15, readers ages 12 to 17 can submit an essay describing how they would survive the fight-to-the-death games chronicled in The Hunger Games. The winner will receive a lunch with Collins and her editors at Scholastic in New York City; the winner and 100 runners-up will also get an ARC of Catching Fireand a mockingjay pin (the bird featured on the books’ covers). Details and official rules are available at Scholastic’s Hunger Games Web site. “

Have a Happy Hallow-Wii

October 9, 2007

Join Mirrorstone and Hallowmere to celebrate Teen Read Week (Oct. 14-20) and enter a Hallowmere virtual fan contest. Your entry could win a Nintendo Wii for your library or an iPod just for you. Visit Mirrorstonebooks.com for complete info on the contest!

Hallowmere is an all-new fantasy series for teens. In the 10 book series, six girls from around the world are drawn together to rescue their missing classmates and prevent catastrophe in an epic battle between dark Fey and the mortal world. homebuttonhallowmerero.jpg

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