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Development and Training for Youth Writers
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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.
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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Inklings Book Contest

Submit your story or poem today! 

Due to current events, we have extended our Inklings Book Contest deadline to March 31, 2020. You've still got time to submit!

We are looking for stories and poems that have 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 to be published in our 2020 Inklings Book Anthology.

 

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