For the past few months, I’ve been involved in a project that I think is pretty cool. Some of you may know Verna Dreisbach as an agent, but she’s much more than that. Sometimes, when I just think about all she’s doing with her life these days, I get exhausted and have to go curl up for a nap. 🙂
One of her projects is Capitol City Young Writers, an organization to support and encourage teen writers, not just in Sacramento (our capitol), but nationwide. Heck, probably worldwide, knowing Verna. This year, the group is putting out their first literary journal, with teen editors and a few of us no-longer-teen writers doing some mentoring with these editors. I’m working with the editor for book reviews, and she is pretty much amazing me with her focus and commitment.
One of the things we worked on is the submission guidelines for the book reviews, and the other editors and mentors have been doing the same for their sections of the journal. The submission guidelines are now up at the CCYW website. If you are or know any teen interested in writing–pretty much in any or all genres—please check out the site and pass the word. Note the deadline: March 15—time to get writing!