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The Plug: June 23rd, 2017

The Plug: June 23rd, 2017

Hello YCA Fam,

Welcome to The Plug, our weekly blog about competitions, events, workshops, etc. that you can partake in. Some of these competitions and events are hosted by your next-door neighbors, and some are from friends across the country. Many of these opportunities while rooted in poetry, will also allow you to explore different types of writing and art forms. If you explore any of these opportunities, share the experience on social media and tag us (@youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram).

Competitions/Publications:

Girls Right the World (Publication)

“Girls Right the World is an international literary journal advocating for young, female-identified writers. We believe in the power of young women, sisterhood, and creativity through writing. The editors of this journal are students at Miss Hall’s School in Massachusetts.”

Links: http://www.girlsrighttheworld.com/about/

Creating Iris (Publication)

“Iris is a new literary...

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The Plug: June 16th, 2017

The Plug: June 16th, 2017

 

Hello YCA Fam,

Welcome to The Plug, where we post competitions, events, workshops, etc. that you can partake in. Some of these competitions and events are hosted by your next-door neighbors in Chicago, and some are from friends across the country. Many of these opportunities, while rooted in poetry, allow you to explore different types of writing and art forms. If you explore any of these opportunities, share the experience on social media and tag us (@youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram).

Competitions/Publications:

We Real Cool: Chicago Teen Poetry, Fashion, and Photography Celebrating Our Miss Brooks
"Miss Gwendolyn Brooks was an icon poet, feminist, mother, activist, and Chicagoan. Chicago is celebrating her 100th...
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The Plug, June 9th, 2017

The Plug, June 9th, 2017

Hello YCA Fam,

Welcome to our Friday blog, The Plug. Here we will be posting weekly about writing competitions, events, workshops, internships, & jobs that you can partake in. Some of these competitions and events are hosted by your next-door neighbors, and some from friends across the country. Many of these opportunities while rooted in poetry, will also allow you to explore different types of writing and art forms. If you explore ...
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The Plug: June 2nd, 2017

The Plug: June 2nd, 2017

 

Hello YCA Fam,

Welcome to our Friday blog, The Plug. Here we will be posting weekly about writing competitions, events, workshops, internships, & jobs that you can partake in. Some of these competitions and events are hosted by your next-door neighbors, and some from friends across the country. Many of these opportunities while rooted in poetry, will also allow you to explore different types of writing and art forms. If you explore any of these opportunities, share the experience on social media and tag us (@youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram).

Competitions/Publications:

Youth Speaks– I Want To Live

“Across the United States, young men of color are often presented by the media – and perceived by the public,...
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The Plug: May 26, 2017

The Plug: May 26, 2017

Hello YCA Fam,

Welcome to our newly rebranded Friday blog, The Plug. Here we will be posting weekly about competitions, events, workshops, etc. that you can partake in. Some of these competitions and events are hosted by your next-door neighbors, and some from friends across the country. Many of these opportunities are rooted in poetry and others will allow you to explore different types of writing and art forms. If you explore any of these opportunities, share the experience on social media and tag us (@youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram).

Competitions/Publications:

Youth Speaks– I Want To Live

“Across the United States, young men of color are often presented by the media – and perceived by the public, the police and law enforcement – as threatening, dangerous, and criminal. This puts them in life-threatening situations. ...

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