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TeenWriter Tuesday: Free StoryCon for Scotland’s Teen Writers/Illustrators

The first Scotland-wide program for teen writers will be held June 11 and 12 at The Prince’s Trust: Wolfson Centre, Central Glasgow. It’s free and open to teen writers, illustrators and creators 13-19 years old who live in Scotland. It … Continue reading

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TeenWriter Tuesday: Summer Writing Camps for Teens

Angelo State University (TX), Sarah Lawrence College (NY), Boston University–and hundreds of other colleges and universities around the world–are hosting summer camps for young writers this summer. No archery or horseback riding here. No campfires or sing-alongs, either. Just people who GET writing. … Continue reading

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Teen Tuesday: What Teens Hate to See in YA Books

Recently, The Writer’s Dig (a blog hosted by Writer’s Digest) published a guest post by teenage writer Jamie S. Margolin. Margolin has written articles for Teen Ink. One of her articles earned her an Editors Choice award and was voted #1 by readers. … Continue reading

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Teen Tuesday: Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Regional winners are being announced now. From these, a designated number of best-in-region selections will be judged nationally for American Voices/American Visions Medals. Continue reading

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Teen Tuesday: 15-year-old author’s success story

Emily Trunko, a high school sophomore who studies from home, has been the subject of articles in newspapers across the world and is now under contract to write two books. My name’s Emily, and I’m 15.  —Emily She started her … Continue reading

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