March 2019 Youth Club Meeting
2019 iWRITE Contest is NOW OPEN for Submissions!
The iWRITE Contest is open for submissions from children in grades 3-12 (including short stories, poetry, and cover art)!
The iWRITE Literacy Non-Profit Organization offers students in the 3rd-12th grades the opportunity to submit short stories, poetry and art work to our annual publishing contest called, I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids. Each year we pick 65 winners to be published in our anthology and invited to our big annual book signing celebration in Houston, Texas.
This is a great opportunity for children to see their work professionally published and available at bookstores and online at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com. Being published at a young age is great for future resumes and applications! All profits made from the sale of I Write books are used at the organization to run our programs and get free I Write Anthologies into the hands of students at title one schools.
Join our team of published kids and be sure to submit your online applications by May 31st. First round submissions are accepted Spring 2018 through May 31st. Finalists will be named September 1st. Our 65 Winners will be announced on our website and published in the next anthology, released in the wintertime. All winners will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology and tickets to the book signing celebration.
Editor’s Choice Winners receive both special recognition at our annual luncheon and the opportunity to read their published work during the event. To be eligible for Editor’s Choice, students must incorporate the theme of International Fiction in their submission. Submissions must be fictional and students can connect the theme with their story elements (setting, character, plot, etc.). For authenticity purposes, we recommend students research the culture/country that they are including in their poem/story. The submission must meet the initial contest requirements and be able to deliver a meaningful message. The submission must also be able to motivate or move the audience. Stories and poem are not limited to this year’s theme for publication. The theme is only required to be eligible for Editor’s Choice.
Again, stories and poems are not required to incorporate the theme to win and be published in the anthology. However, we highly encourage you to include some aspect of the theme in your story and/or poem.
Here are the rules of the contest!
Refer to this link to submit and learn more!
Alex Zhang’s New Book
Our Youth Club Member, Alex Zhang, has a work-in-progress book! Release: 2019! We are looking forward to traveling through dimensions while reading this enrapturing sci-fi fantasy story!
February 2019 Youth Club Meeting
January 2019 Youth Club Meeting
Literacy in a Bag Kickoff!
Literacy in the Bag is an annual book drive and community outreach program driven to foster and promote literacy in Houston’s children and adults. They promote literacy and learning in Houston by providing books and other literary resources to under-served schools and communities. Come out and support! It’s a lot of book-sorting fun!