Get Published

Apply to be a member of the Rising Voices Collective or a winner of the LISTEN Poetry Contest

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About the Rising Voices Collective

Members of the Rising Voices Collective are author-advocates who:

  • Published a piece of short fiction or "novella" in the Novelly library
  • Use their gifts in writing and storytelling to advance our understanding of topics like race, gender, and sexuality
  • Believe that we can create a better world through the stories we share

Want to read some of their published work?

We treat you like a professional author

RVC is not just a creative writing program. Here, teenagers access a support team to publish and promote their work.

First Semester

SEPT

Get matched with your creative writing coach at Novelly

NOV

Work with a book cover designer

JAN

Publish in Novelly's online library

MAR

Be interviewed about your work on a podcast or blog

APR

Design a lesson plan for teachers around your novella

JUN

Work with a publicist to advocate for your work

AUG

Submit a query letter and provide a writing sample

Second Semester

First Semester
Second Semester

First Semester

JAN

Get matched with your agent and coach at Novelly

MAR

Work with a book editor and book cover designer

MAY

Publish in Novelly's online library

OCT

Be interviewed about your work on a podcast

NOV

Help design a lesson plan for teachers around your novella

DEC

Work with a publicist to advocate work

DEC

Submit a query letter and provide a writing sample

Second Semester

First Semester
Second Semester
Apply to the Rising Voices Collective

Youth authors are recognized for their published novellas.

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH CELEBRATION

LISTEN: A Spoken Word Poetry Contest

To celebrate April as National Poetry Month, LISTEN is a spoken word contest that recognizes talented teenage poets who deeply explore identity and start conversations about important social issues through their art.

Winners will receive:

A mentorship session with a published author or poet

Publication of their poem in the Novelly library

A lesson plan and blog post about their poem

Deadline: April 20, 2022 11:59 pm PST
Late entries will not be considered.

Submit an entry to LISTEN

Not eligible to participate?

We're looking for undergraduate or graduate creative writing coaches who can be the editors and cheerleaders for the members of the Rising Voices Collective.

Learn more and apply.