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Development and Training for Youth Writers
Youth athletes train their muscles.

Youth musicians train their ears.

Youth writers train their creativity.

 

What’s Society of Young Inklings all About?

Society of Young Inklings supports youth writers, ages 8-18, as they move the big ideas from their hearts and heads onto the page. “When I was young and filling notebooks with stories, I wanted someone to take my dreams seriously,” says Naomi Kinsman, Founder and Executive Director. “Now, I have the privilege of granting wishes like my own by pairing youth writers with professionals who provide artistic mentorship and with our publishing team who deliver real-world publishing opportunities.”

How might Society of Young Inklings support you?

Youth Writers

Become a member of our Society (it’s free!) and take your writing to the next level. Gain access to behind-the-scenes author interviews, writing challenges, creative prompts, editorial guidance, and more!

Educators

Spark joy and momentum in your writing classroom with our game-based videos. We also offer publishing opportunities such as our current writing contest with Stone Soup magazine.

Parents

Open new horizons for your creative child with our customized mentorship programs, mentor-supported online courses, plus editorial mentorship and publishing opportunities for budding novelists.

INKLINGS CELEBRATE

Young Author's Studio: Design a Picture Book

Come artists and writers alike! In this writing and art-making workshop, you’ll play to your strengths, be those strengths visual art, storytelling, or both. We’ll create and refine a picture book text, design a book dummy, experiment with illustration style, and complete at least two finished spreads. You’ll walk away with all you need to take your book to completion!

This Zoom workshop in partnership with Stone Soup runs July 20-23 from 9 – 11 am (PST).

 

At Society of Young Inklings, we connect youth writers with professional authors and mentors.

“When my students submitted their work to the Society of Young Inklings contest, I expected a form letter, but was surprised instead that Inklings mentors  carefully read the writing and gave each student specific feedback that was really helpful and encouraging.”


Zoe Sharp, 5th grade teacher in Mountain View, CA

SYI is a registered nonprofit dedicated to providing programs to support a diversity of youth voices nationwide, particularly in high-need and underserved communities. We offer need-based scholarships, low-cost, and free programming.
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