Inklings Book Party 2017
The 2018 Inklings Book Contest results are in!
Click here to see the list of winners and finalists.
The Inklings Book Contest submission deadline was March 15. But, never fear! While the submission deadline has passed, we still have many opportunities for you to connect with Society of Young Inklings.
First things first … Are you a member? If not, we’d love to show you around our community and send you a free Inklings Starter Kit personalized for your creative style. Click here to take our creativity style quiz and join.
Also, did you know that we offer editorial feedback all year long? Our editorial letter mentorships are the perfect way to share your work and gain specific feedback to take your writing to the next level.
Finally, if you’re ready to think about a new project, check out our game-packed mini-course, the Idea Storm. Brew up a storm of new ideas and keep that creativity flowing.
Thanks so much for your interest in our contest, and remember … this is our tenth annual! That means next year’s contest is already on its way. Our submission deadline is always March 15, so mark your calendar and come on back next year.
- What is the Inklings Book?
The Inklings Book is an anthology that features short stories and poems by twenty young writers and is professionally published by Society of Young Inklings in August of each year.
Young writers in grades 3-9 who are ready to be treated like a pro and increase their writing skills.
Stories and poems must be submitted between January 8, 2018 and March 15, 2018. Submit your manuscript with our easy online application here. Be an early bird! Submit or RSVP by February 15, 2018, and you will receive a personalized editorial letter specifically about your story or poem at the end of the contest, whether or not you are chosen as a winner or finalist. All applicants will receive a note of encouragement about their writing. The application window is now closed.
- How are the winners chosen?
We’re looking for submissions with a strong point of view and for writers who are committed to the revision process. Up to ten winners will be chosen from grades 3-6 and up to ten from grades 7-9. This year, we’re excited to welcome Mandy Davis, Marilyn Hilton, David Shannon, and Lauren Wolk as guest judges.
Winners receive a two-session editorial mentorship with a professional mentor/writer, throughout which they will revise and polish their poem or story. The revised stories and poems are then published in the Inklings Book, which is distributed through various retail channels. Winners also receive their own copy of the Inklings Book as well as one for their school. Finalists will receive a personalized editorial letter with feedback about their work. See our FAQ page for more details about the contest.