Get published: Where to submit your writing

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Are you a writer looking to get published? Here are some places to submit your writing:   Pasadena Public Library – Teen Zine Open to teens ages 12-18, for Pasadena Public Library patrons only. Submissions are open twice a year; deadlines: June 30 and December 31. Submission site:  https://tinyurl.com/pplzine   Light-Bringer […]

Storyboarding

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A storyboard is a visual story of a film sequence, illustrated panel by panel, like a comic book. During a workshop, teens learned about storyboards and designed their own commercial.  

“The Ghost Story” — story by Christopher Souza

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Young Readers League 2017 Writing Contest 1st place Category 2 (ages 12-14) The Ghost Story by Christopher Souza Age 12 (Grade 6) Blair Middle School   It was a dark and gloomy night and the wind howled like hunting wolves. Out of nowhere, a bolt of lightning hit one of […]

“Horror Houses” — story by Raela Jayasekara

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Young Readers League 2017 Writing Contest 2nd place Category 2 (ages 12-14) Horror Houses by Raela Jayasekara Age 12 (Grade 7) Blair Middle School   “I must have been eleven when I saw a ghost. We had just moved into a new house. I ran up the stairs to the […]

“The Selfie” — story by Penelope Burian

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Young Readers League 2017 Writing Contest 3rd place Category 2 (ages 12-14) The Selfie by Penelope Burian Age 13 (Grade 7) Blair Middle School   ‘‘It was a dark and stormy night, just like how most ghost stories start,” Kate began. “We’re seriously doing this? Ghost stories are super childish!” […]

Blue Eyes — a story by Teresa Fundter

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One City One Story 2017 Writing Contest 1st place High School category Teresa Fundter Grade 9, La Canada High School “Blue Eyes” Summary:  The narrator recalls a haunting memory of travels in Syria and the moment a bomb is detonated.   They say traveling the globe is peaceful, inspiring, jaw-dropping. […]

Dreams of a Refugee — a story by Sally Ho

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One City One Story 2017 Writing Contest 2nd place High School category Sally Ho Grade 9, Arcadia High School “Dreams of a Refugee” Summary:  A family flees their hometown after the destruction during the Syrian Civil War.   Whenever I look up into the night sky, I’m staring into a […]

The Ghost of Theodore Bushnell — a story by Alaina Joby

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One City One Story 2017 Writing Contest 3rd place High School category Alaina Joby Grade 9, Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School “The Ghost of Theodore Bushnell” Summary:  Catherine and Mandy stay at an old church rumored to be haunted.   The wind blew in a fury against the trees […]

Goodbye Vietnam — a story by Simone Nguyen

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One City One Story 2017 Writing Contest 1st place Middle School category Simone Nguyen Grade 8, Blair Middle School “Goodbye Vietnam” Summary:  The narrator recalls his or her family’s journey over the sea as they emigrate from Vietnam to Thailand.   In 1975, the United States left Vietnam. The U.S. […]

Home — a story by Rhea Calva-Despard

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One City One Story 2017 Writing Contest 2nd place Middle School category Rhea Calva-Despard Grade 7, Blair Middle School “Home” Summary:  A thirteen year old with ARMS disease recalls the difficulty and pleasures of traveling—both for fun and for treatments.   Sometimes I feel like my life is one of […]