Are you a teen who loves to write? Do you know a teen who loves to write? You’ve come to the right place!
The Freshman Fifteens are partnering with Wattpad, a community of more than 25 million readers and writers, to give teens the unique experience of what it’s like to be a debut author.
In the contest, dubbed COMMON ROOM, the winning teen writers will experience the process of having a book published, from the “query” stage where they pitch us their short story idea, to getting their “deal” when a Freshman Fifteens author selects them as their mentee, to working with their author as they would a book editor, going through two rounds of revisions, through the copy edit stage, cover reveal, release date, and—finally!—book launch.
The contest is open to writers between the ages of 13 and 19 who have a fictional short story of under 3,000 words. The entry period runs from June 30 through July 25, 2014, with winners announced in August to the entire 25 million-plus Wattpad community! We’ll feature the winners on our Wattpad page as well as our Web site and other social media outlets. The participating Freshman Fifteen authors will be working with our teen writers through the fall of 2014.
Want to enter but not a current Wattpadder? Signing up is easy! Just visit www.wattpad.com and set up a profile. The community will welcome you like none other, we promise.
We are lucky to have the amazing community of Wattpad to work with on this contest. The depth of the talent of the writers on Wattpad inspires us, and we can’t wait to dive into what we know will be some amazing pitches.
Full details on the contest including all the dates and how to enter can be found here. Or just swing by Wattpad and type “Freshman Fifteens COMMON ROOM Teen Mentoring Contest” into the search field and you’ll be there!
Help us spread the word to all the teen writers you know and love! And be sure to follow the Freshman Fifteens on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or right here on our blog to find out more about the winners and read their stories in the COMMON ROOM anthology!