If you are a teenager and your passion is writing, you might be interesting in writing websites for teenagers. Here it is a short list I’ve done browsing through the Internet.
Writing Communities and Courses
Young Writer’s Society is the largest website in the world for young writers between the ages of 13 and 25. The community is only for members, so you have to register. The community encourages submissions and offers tips that will help anyone become a better writer. http://www.youngwriterssociety.com
National Novel Writing Month takes place every November! You must complete a novel in 30 days. That means contestants begin writing November 1 and must finish by midnight, November 30. There is the Young Writers Program (YWP) that allows contestants who are 17 and under to write a 50,000 word novel. If you are over 17, you have to join the adult version of the NaNoWriMo Program. http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/
Websites for teenagers to write
Pomegranate Words was originally founded to address for students interested in creative writing but have the lack of opportunities in schools. This site offers free lessons in poetry and fiction, critiquing services, book recommendations for teens and a magazine. http://www.pomegranatewords.com/
Young Writers Online. There are two forums- one for submitting your work for critique and one forum for general conversation about the craft. http://www.youngwritersonline.net/
To Boost Your Creativity
The Book-In-A-Week is for young writers who want a challenge. The writing community encourages creativity by asking members to write as much as possible the first week of every month; blog with section How-To, books reviews, recommendations and online community. The Book-In-A-Week was listed in the Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers for 2006, 2007 and 2008.http://www.book-in-a-week.com
Story Spinner Online is a generator of millions of creative writing exercises. The inventor is Bonnie Neubauer, writing instuctor. Just click on the Story Spinner and you get a starting phrase, a setting and four words that must be included in the story. Isn’t it fun? http://bonnieneubauer.com/storyspinner.shtml Teen Writers Can Submit Their Work Here.
Reach Every Child is website for exceptionally young writers (12 and under) and offers a list of publishers that accept stories, poems and works of art. More than 40 markets are listed.- http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/kids_publish.html
Teen Voices is the website to support and educate teen girls. Through the journalism mentorship program, girls learn writing and editing skills, develop critical thinking. Teen Voices accepts submissions from young writers between the ages of 13 and 19. http://www.teenvoices.com
If you want to know where to write stories online, think about Teen Ink. Writers must be between the ages of 13 and 19, and there are also community forums to which any teenager can submit work for peer review.
If you are a young writer looking to get published, the Wow-schools.net is the place for you. They offer free advice and information to help you succeed in your scholastic career. http://www.wow-schools.net/
Frodo’s Notebook: A Journal of Teens, Literature, and the Arts
This is a free online magazine features poetry, essays, and short stories by teen writers around the world. Accepts original, thoughtful, and well-crafted submissions from teens age 13 to 19. http://frodosnotebook.com/
When Teens Write
Owned and managed by teens. Publishes teen poetry, short stories, artwork, and journalism. Includes free email, live chat, message boards, and established mentors. http://www.teenwriters.net/
I hope you will find helpful my list of writing websites for teenagers. Good luck!