Friday, May 20, 2016

Articles by YOU and for YOU

Shannon Dittemore is the author of the Angel Eyes trilogy. She has an overactive imagination and a passion for truth. Her lifelong journey to combine the two is responsible for a stint at Portland Bible College, performances with local theater companies, and a love of all things literary. When she isn’t writing, she spends her days with her husband, Matt, imagining things unseen and chasing their two children around their home in Northern California. To connect with Shan, check out her website, FB, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.

I hope your weekend is kicking off splendidly. We have some fun news to share with you today.

In an effort to encourage your writing and to expand your skill-set, Go Teen Writers is calling for article submissions. That's right! We want to feature your best writing advice on the blog.


Here's what we're looking for:


Articles written by you (there will be no age limit for this submission)

 

Articles that encourage and/or instruct teen writers

 

Articles that are less than one thousand words



We realize that while some of you may have already written articles about the writing life--for your own blog or for others'--many of you have not. And that is perfectly okay. This is your opportunity to branch out, maybe do a little research, and share what you know.

Your article does not have to be complete before you can submit an idea to us. Simply provide two to three sentences about your idea on the form provided and if we decide to feature it, one of us will be in contact with you.

We are accepting up to (5) ideas per writer. All ideas can be included on ONE FORM.

And no, we won't ask you to do this alone. This is your opportunity to work closely with a published author. If your article idea is selected, one of us will walk you through the process, editing your work and assisting as you prepare your fledgling idea for flight.

When your article is ready, it will be scheduled to post here on the Go Teen Writers blog. Fun, right?

This first round of submissions will be open until May 31st. That gives you 11 days to dig up those ideas and get the very simple, very user-friendly form completed. After that, we'll review the ideas submitted and contact the writers we would like to move forward with.

Because this is our first call for submissions, we're feeling out the process and will not be predetermining a number of "winners." We're simply looking for fresh content that will benefit the writing community and will choose the ideas that excite us most.  

If you have questions, please ask them in the comments section and we'll get to them as soon as we can.

Happy Friday, friends!

37 comments:

  1. This sounds like an amazing idea! I'd love to participate, except I'll be out of town starting mid-June, for a month, with no internet access at all. Would that interfere with my being able to work with y'all?

    Thank you so, so much for doing this!!

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    1. Not at all. You can still enter and if your articles are selected, we'll work out posting dates so that it works for all of us.

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    2. Wow! Thank you so much!

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  2. This sounds super fun!

    I'll have to think about it for a little bit, but hopefully I'll be entering very very soon! I'm really excited!

    Thanks for the post!

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    1. It is sort of a THINKER isn't it? Think away, friend.

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  3. What?!? This sounds so exciting! I have to enter!! I'm SO excited!! Thanks so much for the opportunity! ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺

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  4. This is awesome!! Will definitely be submitting a few ideas! :) Thanks so much for the great opportunity!

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  5. This sounds awesome!!! So, if you have a blog, can you post the first paragraph of the article on your blog, then have a link leading to Go Teen Writers for the rest of the article?
    This sounds like a lot of fun, and I will definitely send some ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to work with you guys :-)

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    1. These types of particulars will be worked out later, after the selections are made. Jill, Steph and I would have to chat about it a bit.

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  6. How fun! Thank you for giving us this chance!

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  7. This looks like SO much fun! Thank you for giving us this opportunity, I'm definitely entering :).

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  8. Oh, wow, I have GOT to enter! Thanks for doing this! ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ (Sorry for all the smiley face, I am just SOO excited!)

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  9. When I'm submitting, do I have 2-3 sentences for each idea or describe all of them together?

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    1. Oops, I did 2-3 sentences and described them all together ... well then :D.

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  10. This sounds great! Will enter if I manage to come up with a few ideas.

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  11. This is soooo awesome!!!!! :D Is it alright if I submit an idea that I've already made a post about on my own blog, or am in the process of making?

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    1. Yes, that's perfectly fine. If it's selected, we will still look at it with the intention of editing it and making it the best it can be for the blog.

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  12. OH. MY. GOODNESS.
    This is too amazing! I'm bursting with excitement!! Thanks SOO much!

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  13. I love this idea, but I don't know if I'll be able to come up with a great idea. Still, I can't wait to see what happens.

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  14. I have two questions, Mrs. Dittemore. First of all, how are we to turn in our forms? Should we email them to you? Second of all, do you have to have a goteenwriters account? I don't, but I would still like to participate in this.

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    1. At the bottom of that form, there's a blue button that says "Submit." That'll send it to us. And all you need to have is an email address so that we can contact you. Thanks, Olivia!

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    2. Aha! The form wasn't loaded correctly, so I couldn't scroll down to see the "Submit" button. I accessed it through the home page, and it's working now. Thanks, Mrs. Morrill!

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  15. This is great--my cousin recommended this for me after reading one of my articles on my blog. I'll enjoy this immensely! However, I entered under my real name (this is just a pen name); I hope that's alright.

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