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Hey YAWPers! August is here...and so is our last month of YAWP summer classes. Check out our classes here and opportunities below, and don’t hesitate to register today!

Scholarships Available


Did you know that GrubStreet offers scholarships for every class? Whatever your writing and literary interests may be, GrubStreet has got you covered with classes and scholarships available all summer long. If you have any questions about the scholarship application process, let us know!

Featured Upcoming YAWP Classes

Making Motion Poems with Your Smartphone or Tablet

with Holly Thompson
Monday through Friday
August 5th - August 9th
10:30am to 3:30pm

Generate your own motion poems by combining poetry with audio and visuals in creative and unexpected ways. A great example you'll discuss in class is Jamaal May's "There Are Birds Here." 

Register

August Week of Creative Writing, Section A

with Marcella Haddad
Monday through Friday
August 5th - August 9th
10:30am to 3:30pm

Whether you’re working on your first novel or writing short stories, poetry, plays, or even fanfiction, this is an opportunity to improve your skills and learn about new forms!

Register

Hip Hop + Poetry

with JR Mahung
Monday through Friday
August 12th - August 16th
10:30am to 3:30pm

Learn the history and aesthetics of hip-hop. Explore diss tracks, sampling, and the remix among many other hip-hop mainstays to engage with writing as an act of transformation. 

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Pitching for Publication: Get Your Voice Out There!

with Britni De La Cretaz
Monday through Friday
August 12th - August 16th
10:30am to 3:30pm

Learn how to pitch essays, target audiences, and adapt your work to appeal to mainstream publications. Explore what makes an essay appealing and practice writing content to pitch to publications looking for young voices. 

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Submission Bootcamp: Applying for Awards, Fellowships, and Publications

with Marcella Haddad
Monday through Wednesday
August 19th - August 21st
10:30am to 3:30pm

Learn how to apply for fellowships, awards, and other writing opportunities. You'll also go over submitting your work to literary magazines for publication with a focus on finding opportunities that match your writing style and goals.

Register

Literary Opportunities for YAWPers


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Write the World Monthly Competitions

Opens August 5, 2019 


Can you write a story in 99 words or less? Flash fiction draws on the brevity of poetry and the story-arc of novels, compressing the very best parts of fiction into very small packages. Join us next month by writing your own narrative flash!  

Learn more and submit here »


CALL FOR PITCHES: Ms. Magazine

Open Now

Ms. Magazine is accepting pitches from girl-identified teens, ages 14-19 years old. The focus is documenting the current feminist movement by highlighting news relevant issues through the lens of a teen girl activist who is taking a leadership role in working to solve an issue. 

Learn more here »
GrubStreet wants to promote YOU! Please use this form to submit your teen literary event for consideration in our YAWP newsletters.

Weekly Writing Prompt

Write a poem or short story addressing your hometown. Address the hometown directly by using its name, using “you,” or asking questions. Write about your best memories...or your worst memories. Write about everything in your hometown that bothers you. Write about why it’s the best place on Earth. No matter how much you may despise it, you’ll always love it, right? Let that be seen without saying it.

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