Wild Words Adirondack Teen Writing Anthology

About Wild Words: Adirondack Teen Writing Anthology

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. Stay tuned for information about the 2024 anthology!

Order Your Copy

To order a copy of the 2023 Wild Words Anthology, send us an email at info@adirondackcenterforwriting.org. Suggested donation is $5 for pickup and $9 to ship. Donations are accepted through Venmo, PayPal, check, or credit card.

How ACW Can Help

  • We have a Teen Lounge open 9AM-5PM at our Saranac Lake location where teens can write, read, and build community after school. All are welcome!
  • Contact us to schedule a class visit to the Adirondack Center for Writing or to discuss bringing a writer into your classroom for a visit.
  • Join us for the High School Writing Retreat in the fall of 2023.
  • Stay tuned and watch our events calendar for upcoming workshops.
  • Use promo materials from our toolkit for teachers and organizations, which will be added during the summer of 2023.

Coming Soon – Toolkit for Teachers & Organizations

ACW will compile a toolkit to help promote Wild Words in your community or classroom. You are welcome to duplicate and use any of these materials:

  • Worksheets – Black & white PDF worksheets for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction
  • Low-ink printable posters – 8.5×11 PDF in color and b&w
  • Full color posters – 11×17 PDF and 8.5×11 PDF
  • Social media graphics – Zip file with square pngs (tag us so we can share! @adkctr4writing on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook)
  • Press releasePDF
  • Logo – PNG on white & transparent backgrounds

Teen Writer Resources

Additional resources & opportunities for teen creative writers:

About The Project

Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY), a project of the Tides Center, is a three-year, $125 million investment in the financial stability of New York State artists and the organizations that employ them. The Wild Words Anthology was made possible through support from CRNY’s Artist Employment Program in collaboration with Visiting Writer Erin Dorney. Logo image by rawpixel.com on Freepik.

Submissions are now closed.

  • Watch this page for information on the 2024 anthology (open to any teen age 13-19 living in the New York North County) sometime during the summer of 2023.


  • Questions or comments? Contact Visiting Writer Erin Dorney at info@adirondackcenterforwriting.org.


  • TBD – Submissions open
  • TBD – Submissions close
  • TBD – Contributors will be notified if their writing has been accepted for publication & given directions on how to obtain their copy of the anthology
  • TBD – Anthology book launch
  • TBD – Additional anthology copies distributed