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! http://www.thekingdomkeepers.com
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. http://www.teenink.com/forums/writers-workshop/
3. KidsWWwrite is a place where young kids 16 and under can write stories or poems and submit them for publication! http://www.kalwriters.com/kidswwwrite/index.html
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! http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/index.htm
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! http://www.stonesoup.com