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Development and Training for Youth Writers

We’re here to support you as you move the big ideas from your heart and head onto the page.

 

AS PART OF OUR COMMUNITY, WE INVITE YOU TO:

WRITE WITH US

– Subscribe to the Ink Splat for an exclusive author interview and writing challenge.

– Join the Drafting Workshop online community to collaborate with peers and boost your writing momentum.

MENTOR WITH A PRO

– Customize your weekly or bi-weekly one-on-one sessions to fit your schedule and goals.

– Explore new skills and genres or draft a project through “the end!”

DREAM BIG

– Enter our annual Inklings Book contest with your short story or poem.

– Revise and publish a book of your own with Inklings mentorship and community support.

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

ARE YOU AN EDUCATOR?

We’ve designed tools especially for you. Subscribe to our Writerly Play Kit to receive an exclusive monthly author interview paired with a writing challenge, plus tools, printables, and video mini-lessons for your classroom.

INKLINGS CELEBRATE

The Inklings Book Contest is Here!

3rd-9th graders, send in your story or poem today!
Whether you write stories or poems, whether your words are funny, heartfelt, imaginative, or true-to-life, there’s a place for you in the Inklings Book Contest.

Winners receive a two-session editorial mentorship with a professional mentor-writer and will be published in our annual Inklings Anthology. Every writer who enters will receive feedback. That means this contest is a win-win, for every applicant!

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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Who are our Inklings?

In their own words …

And special words of encouragement from beloved author, Lois Lowry …

Books BY our INKLINGS

Spark your creativity!

Subscribe to our monthly Ink Splat for an exclusive author interview, a writing challenge, and other fun (and free!) goodies, curated especially for youth writers.

As a bonus gift, we’ll send you an Inklings Starter Kit packed with creativity-sparking fun.