Young Writers’ Markets

I’m resurrecting my old list of Young Writers’ Markets because there are so many young writers who are not eligible to submit to the Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest. What are they to do with their awesome stories, poems, and comics? Well…

If you are a young writer in Canada with no local contests to enter, there is still a market for your work. Follow the link to the post below to get started in your search. (You’ll find an updated list of youth writing markets, plus several links to other lists. Good luck!)

MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Festival 2023

It’s back! In person! And I want to see you there.

Young writers and artists in eastern Ontario and western Quebec can sign up now for the MASC Young Authors and Illustrators Festival (MYAIF) to be held in Ottawa on April 4th.

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Awesome Authors 2023 is on!

Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest

The Ottawa Public Library’s Awesome Authors Youth Writing Contest is back! Young writers of the nation’s capital, get to work on your poems, short stories, and comics. You could win publication, glory, cold hard cash!

The contest opened on January 10th and it closes on February 24th. Learn all the details from the Awesome Authors page on the OPL website.

I’ll be judging English fiction in the 9-12 age category again this year — and I want to read your story!

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Stories and Litmags

Updated February 2023 (with links to a new children’s story, “Balloon Party,” a fresh take on “Stone Soup” published on the Blue Met website).

Back to the 2022 post….I’m resurrecting my old list of Canadian litmags because it’s just so handy for short story writers to know the word limits at a glance. Since I’m updating it for myself, why not share?

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Pot-Pourri 2022

It’s here, awesome authors! The latest volume of Pot-Pourri, containing all the winning stories, poems, and graphic narratives from Ottawa’s Awesome Authors aged 9-18.

Buy your copy today.

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