We'd like to invite all your tweens and teens to submit a short story, an excerpt from a novel, a poem, or an essay for our 2014 Bay Area Teen Writers Anthology, Volume 3. The theme is "Special Worlds," where characters must step out of their everyday lives to face a new challenge or adventure.
We have extended the submission date to January 5, 2014 since everyone will be busy with final exams, and papers until mid-December.
• All Tween and Teen Writers (ages 12-18) are invited to submit original, unpublished works.
• Maximum 3000 words.
• Submissions must be typed: 12 point font, Times New Roman, double-spaced
• Include writer’s full name, age, writer's email, parent's email, and phone number on the top left corner of the first page
• Please email your stories, poems, and essays by 6pm, JANUARY 5, 2014 to: [masked]
• We’ll reply to all submissions by Jan. 25.
• All selections will be published in our 2014 Teen Writers Anthology. (These books will be sold on Amazon.com.)
• Writers will be invited to do Readings at our Book Launch Party in May 2014. Stay tuned for details!
Please email if you have questions.
Shu-Hsien & Royd
Shu-Hsien Ho & Royd Hatta
Writing Coaches & Organizers
Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien Ho and Royd Hatta are passionate about teaching youth and teens, ages 7-18, how to organize their thoughts and write with power, clarity, and ease. Since 1996, students have worked with Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta to learn to write essays, research reports, their own poems, short stories and even their first novels. After working with Ms. Ho, one teen writer independently published her 400-page fantasy novel at the age of 20. In 2011 and 2012, Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta published four anthologies for their students: Strokes of Lightning, Real Heroes Wear Sneakers (available on Amazon.com), Bones of Mystery, and Encroaching Ink. Over the years, students have gotten accepted into top colleges and universities, such as Mount Holyoke College, UC San Diego, Carnegie Mellon, MIT, NYU, and Brown University. Shu-Hsien Ho is a graduate of Pomona College and Lesley University. Royd Hatta has a B.A. from the California State University at Long Beach with concentrations in history, art, and theater. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta currently teach courses for the Chinese American International School in San Francisco and for local homeschooling groups. They run two thriving writing clubs with over 400 families: Bay Area Young Writers and Bay Area Teen Writers.