| One of the best ways to motivate students is
to have their work published. Because of safety issues, check
out publishers and work with parents before students submit.
But if you get an okay, these links provide a diverse and valuable
collection of places that accept work, including poetry, short
stories, photos and art. These sites also provide examples of
what other teachers are doing and bring new thinking to students.
Of course, you should start here for a plethora of language
resources and author sites:
Reach Every Child Language
And for Web publishing rules -- make sure you check this out.
It includes rules, ideas, formats and examples: Empowering
Student Learning with Web Publishing.
A print publication of student writing and art, sponsored
by Susquehanna University -- submit fiction, poetry, drama,
essay and photography by mail.
For young women 14-22 to submit their writing, reviews, artwork,
photography, crafts and other work for online publication
to a worldwide audience
The Salon presents contemporary Canadian poetry (by Canadian
poets and those interested in Canada). The links on this page
direct you to poems published online.
Publishes all types of materials by kids
Cyberkids publishes original work by kids 7-12. Possible submissions
include art, writing, games/puzzles and multimedia.
This quarterly zine accepts creative submissions from students
19 or younger. While a fair number are published in each edition,
there is a lengthy time between issues. You must register.
Children's Art Gallery
Displays children's drawings (ages 1-12) from around the world
Get books written and illustrated by kids.
"We offer all kids an opportunity to see their works
published on the Worldwide Web."
The largest collection of stories by children on the Internet
Art @ The Worldwide Art Gallery
This site accepts submissions from children.
Publishes original book reviews, poems and short stories of
less than 1,000 words
Written entirely by kids, and it is absolutely free.
Kids 12 and younger can submit pictures, stories, picture
books and music.
A web-zine for young authors and readers
International and fun
This site accepts songs and nursery rhymes; stands alone as
a good multi-cultural resource.
Pen You Write
"Everything you share with Merlyn's Pen -- your best
poems, stories, essays, scripts, and untraditional forms --
gets looked at carefully. And every writer -- including you
-- earns a personal response."
Children's Literary Magazine
Publishes work from those ages 8-16
Build-it-yourself book -- follow the instructions to fold
Accepts work from younger children up to age 13
Submit your poetry, essays, stories and get published!
Simple site, and it has editing tools.
Me a Story and Compete at KidsCom
Interested in student writing for possible publication in
a handbook or on their site
Publishes original poetry and prose from K-12 students
Young Writers Club
Encourages children to enjoy creative writing by getting them
to share their work and help each other improve their skills
Kids can contribute poems, stories, art or photos to this
online newspaper for kids.
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Poems for Children
An acrostic is a poem in which special letters spell another
word. Submit your poem.
Environmental Art and Poetry Gallery
Even has poetry contest.
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Look for monthly contests in SPIDER, CRICKET, ASK or MUSE
magazines. Each month has a specific theme and deadline, so
check the current issue before entering.
of Children's Fiction and Nonfiction
Central: Children's Book Publishers
With Writers - Scholastic.com
Students can e-mail their work to professional writers, who
will comment on it.
WWW Virtual Library: Publishers
A listing of professional publishing houses
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of the Day
Last, for those with a camera, this site publishes photos