Inklings Book 2019


Embrace imagination in twenty fanciful stories and poems by passionate young authors.

This eleventh edition of the annual Inklings Book anthology features work by young writers in grades three through nine. Each piece is a daydream an Inkling brought into reality—with the help of grown-up author-mentors guiding revisions! Part storybook, part teaching tool, Inklings Book 2019 can both inspire and guide your literary flights of fancy.

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The Inklings Book 2019 is the result of this year’s Inklings Book Contest. Youth writers from around the world submitted stories and poems to be considered, and 20 youth writers were chosen to be featured in the book. Each youth author worked with a mentor to revise their winning pieces, and the results are here for your reading delight! The stories and poems are complemented by interviews with each author, along with a letter from their insightful mentors about the revision process. Along with being a thumping good read, the book is stuffed full of writing craft insight and practical strategies that you can try in your own writing.

The anthology includes work by these Young Inklings: Maryam Ali, Vedant Balan, Simon Chien,  Maizie Ferguson, Inés García, Maia Goel, Kaia Lucas, Ching Yi Mak, Chris Matthews, Austin Moon, Sanjay Ravishankar, Claire Reiger, Carolina Ruiz, Julie Shi, Caroline Strickland, Esabella Uche, Natalie Wong, Melody Xu, Caitlyn Zhu, Liana Zhu

Their mentors include: Devorah Berman, Bronté Bettencourt, Philomena Block, Ailynn Collins, Malar Ganapathiappan, Julia Hettiger, Ellen Kazimer, Gwen Lee, Tasslyn Magnusson, Jena McNealy, Kalena Miller, Melody Reed, Beth Spencewood, Megan White, Kristi Wright

Cover illustration by Polly Alice McCann: www.pollymccann.com.

Learn more about the Inklings Book Contest here.