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Resources for Teen Writers Interested in Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Home | SF&F Contests | Other Contests | Markets | Writing Workshops | SF&F Resources Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing Contests fantasy, science fiction, and horror writing contests some are limited to teens some are limited to college students others are open to all ages Other Writing Contests Short story, novel, poetry, and essay contests Most are limited to writers under 22 No entrance fees Short Story Markets Links to other web sites with lists of science fiction, fantasy, and horror markets Print and electronic markets for ages 5-22 Summer Writing Workshops Summer speculative fiction writing workshops for teens Summer speculative fiction writing workshops for adults (and older teens) Summer creative writing workshops for teens Science Fiction & Fantasy Resources Speculative fiction organizations Trade magazines Conventions Critique groups On-line forums
Hello Writers! With cold weather rapidly approaching, we are thrilled to announce our next contest--The Winter Writing Contest. Details are below.
Dear Teenage Writers: Hi there. I was once a teenage writer like you (see goofy picture to the right), although that was so long ago that between now and then, I could have been a teenager all over again. Nevertheless, recently I’ve been thinking about offering some thoughts and advice on being a teenage writer, based on my own experiences of being one, and on my experiences of being a teenage writer who kept being a writer when he grew up. So here are some of those thoughts, for your consideration.
Finding the right idea is the key to beginning your YA novel. So where, exactly, do ideas come from? How can you find ideas that teenagers will enjoy? The answer to this question is both simple and complex. Ideas for your teen novel can come from anywhere. That’s the simple answer.
Is your book a middle-grade or young adult novel? What themes are appropriate? Can you use cuss words? Here are some tips to write for this age group. in all its iterations means adventure, romance and mystery in a magical setting.