Submission period now open for first ACW teen writing anthology

SARANAC LAKE –The Adirondack Center for Writing recently announced that submissions are open for “Wild Words, the first Adirondack Teen Writing Anthology.”

This brand new, yearly print publication is designed to be a place for teens living in the North Country to publish their creative writing, including poetry, short stories, memoirs, personal essays, sci-fi, and fantasy.

Any teen between the ages of 13-19 living in the North Country is eligible to submit writing — 10 pages max — for consideration in the anthology, which will be published in the spring of 2023.

ACW has developed an online toolkit for teachers and organizations interested in sharing this opportunity with members of their communities, which can be found online at www.adirondackcenterforwriting.org/wildwords.

Submissions are due by midnight on March 10, 2023.

A public book launch for the anthology is scheduled for April 22, 2023 at ACW in Saranac Lake.

Free copies will be distributed to contributors and locations throughout the North Country, with additional copies available to be mailed for a small fee to cover shipping.

The Wild Words anthology is a collaboration between Visiting Writer Erin Dorney and the Adirondack Center for Writing as part of the Creatives Rebuild New York Artist Employment Program.

CRNY, a project of the Tides Center, is a three-year, $125 million investment in the financial stability of New York state artists and the organizations that employ them.

Dorney will work with ACW over the next two years on a variety of projects designed to encourage creative writing and readership throughout the Adirondack Park.

“Seeing your words published in print means a lot to any writer,” Dorney said. “For teens living in the North Country, this is a great opportunity to share their unique voices, experiences, and identities with a wider community of writers and readers. ACW believes teens have lots of important things to say, and we’re excited to read through the submissions that come in.”

For more information, visit www.adirondackcenterforwriting.org.


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