Teen Writers Anthology

Teen Writers Anthology

We are so excited for this year's teen anthology! We hope to receive scary stories, back to school tales, haunting poetry, magic, or some cozy autumn vibes. If that's your thing, of course. We are open to any genre that follows the rules below.

This anthology is for poetry and short story/flash fiction submissions. You will have 31 days to submit your writing. Submissions open Sunday, October 15th and close at 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 15th.  

The Teen Writers Anthology is a yearly publication of the Frisco Public Library intended to give area teens a venue to publish their original work.  If accepted for publication, each contributor will receive one copy of the anthology.  

Teen Writers Anthology Rules

  1. Writers must be in grades 6-12.
  2. Writers must be able to pick up their anthologies in person. We will not mail or email the anthology out.
  3. Please keep the content appropriate for readers in grades 6 and up. No profanity or explicit violence.


Submission and Formatting Rules 

  1. We are only accepting three submissions per teen. You can do a combination of poems and short stories if the total is three.
  2. Maximum word count for short stories is 1,200. Any submissions over the word count will not be considered.
  3. No bulk submissions. Each writing piece must be submitted individually with the following information at the top left corner: Name, Grade, Email, and Word Count.
  4. Entries should be saved as a Microsoft Word document. Please do not submit PDF files.
  5. Files should be saved as: Last Name, First Name (Poetry or Short Story), Submission Title
    • Do not include symbols such as #, $, <, *, \, :, and @ in your title.
    • Ex: Hall, Elizabeth (Poetry), My Friend Koya
  6. Formatting: 1.5 spaced, Times New Roman, 12pt font
  7. When you are ready to send your work, please email your submissions as attachments to volunteen@friscotexas.gov, opens a new window. Work will not be altered except when necessary to format for the creation of the book.

Note: We may not be able to accommodate special formatting. 


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