Wild Words: Adirondack Teen Writing Anthology is a new publication of the Adirondack Center for Writing, created to give teens a venue to publish their original creative writing. Any teen (age 13-19) living in the North Country is eligible to submit writing for consideration. Each contributor will receive one copy of the anthology when it launches on April 22, 2023 (save the date!). Learn more about Wild Words, including submission guidelines.

Are you thinking about submitting your writing to the Wild Words Adirondack Teen Writing Anthology? The deadline for submissions is March 10, 2023. Here is some insider advice that might help you with your submission:

1. Share With Someone Else

Have someone else look at your writing before you send it in. This is something that all writers do! The person you share it with can give you feedback on any parts of the poem or story that aren’t clear & a second pair of eyes can catch any typos.

2. Be Ready To Share

Submit something that you’re excited about and ready to share with the world. If your story or poem isn’t something you feel comfortable with other people reading, it might not be ready for publication just yet.

3. Send Text

We are unable to print photos or graphics in this anthology, so keep your submissions words-only. Still want to publish visual work? That would be perfect for a zine!

4. Be a Local

You must live in the North Country/Adirondack region to be published in the anthology. If that’s not you, we have other resources for teen writers on the Wild Words webpage.

5. Submit a Variety

Submit a variety of different writing, while staying within the 10-page max. Why not send us a mix of essays, poems & short stories? We’ll email you about which one we pick (this is a selection process, not everything will be accepted for publication).

Stop By

Want help in person? Join us in Saranac Lake on March 3rd for Friday Night Writes: Teen Night + Wild Words Cram Session (with FREE PIZZA). Teen are welcome in our Teen Lounge Monday – Friday, 9-5pm.

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