Diverse Youth Voices.

Novelly is an ed-tech nonprofit amplifying diverse youth voices through publishing, leadership training, and digital community. Home of the "read to heal" movement, we discuss today's issues using our growing library of literature written by and for youth.


It’s Our Time to Change the Narrative


Youth matter and their voices matter. At Novelly, they’re taking control of the narrative. We publish literature by youth that reflect the experiences of diverse young people today and the issues they care about.

Stories have power. The stories we read shape the way we see ourselves and the way we see each other.

Reading heals. Whether the stories make us feel seen and celebrated or help us understand someone else’s perspective, reading is the first step to becoming the change you want to see in the world.

LISTEN: Spoken Word Poetry Contest


To celebrate National Poetry Month in April, we're hosting LISTEN, a spoken word contest that recognizes diverse, up-and-coming and talented teenagers who can use the medium of poetry to deeply explore identity and start conversations about important social issues.

To enter, students must be ages 13-18 and living in the United States or Canada. You do not need to have previous experience in spoken word performance. Winners will participate in an exclusive mentorship session with the judges, get published on the Novelly website, and receive a gift package in the mail! Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST on April 20, 2022.

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Read  |  Lead  |  Write

When you’re ready to grow as a reader and a leader, we have programs to help you on your journey.


Get Recognized through SPEAK! Leadership Awards

  • Step 1: Complete a 100% FREE online training and receive a certification in leading healing justice dialogue through literature.
  • Step 2:  Apply your leadership skills by hosting a dialogue event with your club, school or community.
  • Step 3: Apply for the SPEAK! Leadership Awards and be recognized as a new kind of leader who values empathy and dialogue.
Learn to Lead

Get Published with the Rising Voices Collective

  • 100% free and virtual program for promising young writers in the Novelly community who wish to complete and publish a novelly
  • Selected applicants will get:
  • Mentorship and peer support
  • Opportunities for speaking engagements
  • Their works published on the Novelly platform
Write for Us

Our Impact

Teen girl holds her notebook against her chest with a backpack on with a green background.

Novelly creates a safe space unlike anything I’ve experienced before. Everyone is free to be their authentic self here, free of stigma or judgment. And I think that’s a really beautiful thing to accomplish.


16 Years Old  |  She / Her

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