The Write Stuff Literary Magazine
Hey kids—want to be published? Starting November 1, we'll begin taking submissions for the seventh edition of The Write Stuff Literary Magazine. To be published in early 2014, the magazine will include work from participants in The Write Stuff creative writing workshops as well as a limited number of "at-large" authors in grades 3 through 6.
Want to participate? See below for all the info.
Interested in writing or know someone who is? Check out The Write Stuff, the library's monthly creative writing workshop for kids.
The Write Stuff Literary Magazine 2014
What is the goal of the magazine? To give young authors an opportunity to be published and share their work with other kids, their families and the wider community.
Who may participate? All kids who have attended at least one Write Stuff workshop in 2013 may publish their work in the magazine. In addition, up to 15 kids in grades 3 through 6 who haven’t attended a Write Stuff workshop may participate on a first-come, first-served basis.
When will the magazine be published? January 2014.
Will the library put a copy on the shelf? Yes! The magazine will be entered in the library catalog and a copy will be shelved in the Youth Reference Section for everyone to enjoy.
Will the magazine be published online? Yes! The magazine will be published on the library’s website. Authors who participate in the online edition will be identified only by first name and grade.
Will I get a print copy of the magazine? Yes! Each author will receive a copy of the magazine.
What are the guidelines for submitting my work for the magazine?
· Submissions will be accepted at the Youth Services Reference Desk (or at Write Stuff workshops) from November 1-December 31. (If you want to submit your work electronically, talk to Elisa Gueffier—her contact information is below.)
· Each author may submit up to four pages, meaning two pieces of paper (8-1/2 by 11 inches) filled front and back. You may fill those pages however you like: a short story, a chapter of the book you’re writing, poetry, jokes, drawings, etc. All work must be original; please, no drawings of copyrighted characters.
· Turn in a completed submission form along with your work.
· The work you submit may be created on a computer or written/drawn by hand. Just make sure to leave some blank space at the margins.
· Everything will be printed in black and white, so keep that in mind if you’re submitting drawings.
· We will be publishing what you submit as-is, with no editing. In other words, what you turn in is what will be printed, so proofread your work carefully!
· We hate to even have to say it, but … no profanity or gross stuff. Keep it clean, people!
What’s this about a cover art contest for Write Stuff workshop participants? The artwork for the front cover of the magazine will be chosen in a contest for Write Stuff workshop participants. See the separate information sheet and submission form to learn more.
What’s this about an Authors’ Reception? If we have enough participation, we’ll kick off the magazine with a reception for the authors and their families in January. You’ll receive more information about the Authors’ Reception after you turn in your submission for the magazine.
What if I have more questions? Call Elisa Gueffier, Youth Services Librarian, at 847-356-7711.