FIVE COOL Writing and Reading Websites for Kids!!!



I’ve been looking online for some fun and educational websites just for kids and young people to express themselves in the literary world. Why wait? If you love to read and write, or illustrate pictures for books, start now while you’re young. In this day and age of technology, there are opportunities like never before to get a jumpstart on awesome literary talents.

If you’re a parent with a book-loving child or a young person who’s crazy about books, here are some great sites for you! Remember kids: always let your parents know what you’re up to online.

1. Help Ridley Pearson, the author of The Kingdom Keepers, write his next book!

2. On TeenInk, teen writer’s join a forum for peer-reviews with non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. Get the peer-review first; then submit your work to their magazine or website! Suitable for ages 14-23.

3. KidsWWwrite is a place where young kids 16 and under can write stories or poems and submit them for publication!

4. Teacher/scholastic is a site where young teens can work with an editor, author, and illustrator in workshops, and even have their work featured!

5. Stonesoup is a site for kids 8-13 that have a passion for reading, writing, and art. The work is created by kids. A sample issue is available on the site. Kids may see their work and reviews published!





About jvcarrwriterauthor

Everybody has realistic dreams, ones that start with a seed in the heart, are watered, then grow. Well...I finally published my dream, my young adult novel entitled Username: Bladen. The idea to write it literally struck me in the darkness of the night. I began this project not too long ago, though now it feels like forever. This book, in its original manuscript form, meandered down a typical publishing path in many ways, until it recently settled (Yay!) on the shelves of cyberspace. Soon, I hope it will find a happy home on the shelves of many book lovers, in a real home not just a virtual one. After all who doesn't like to see their dreams come true? Today, with the technological advances that we enjoy, dreams of publishing are well within a writer's grasp. Every mom, much to their chagrin, experiences sleepless nights. With six kids, I honestly can't remember the last time I slept through the night. Typically, when I wake up and can't fall back to sleep, I think too much about things, meditate, or pray. One night as I was praying, the plot for Username: Bladen literally flooded my thoughts. I got so excited about it that I decided to sit down and write and write and write. I spent a lot of time learning about publishing. I joined forums and writers' groups. When I finished my manuscript, I entered it into The Sandy Writing contest, which was a terrific learning experience. I didn't win, but one judge loved my story and gave me almost a perfect score. That gave me a lot of encouragement. I also queried it a little, and am amazed by how much I learned and loved the process. I know nobody likes rejection letters, but I appreciated the personal letters I received from agents that gave me insight into why they rejected my manuscript. Then finally, after I learned that publishers don't have a lot of shelf room for young adult novels with a male protagonist, I decided to stop querying and publish through Westbow. I found an extremely talented editor, and rather quickly finished the process of publishing my book. I couldn't be happier with the final result. If anyone has a story to tell, are willing to be diligent, and have a dream to be a published author, you can do it! Believe in yourself and make your dream come true!
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