Sound Skeins: Claim Your Space at the Writing Table

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This is a special teen-focused edition of Sound Skeins. If you’re a teen artist who’s felt a little behind or under-supported in developing your craft, with a little grit and tenacity, you can make your way! Claim your space at the writing table.  Get a little advice and inspiration from writer-teachers Jennifer DeLeon and KL Pereira.

October 9, 2015 | Eson Kim

Audio Inspiration Sound Skeins YAWP

Teens Speak Out: How Grub's Teen Programs Give Voice to Young Writers

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At this year's Muse and the Marketplace Conference, teen YAWP fellow Ruth Ballard spoke to the Muse Keynote audience about what GrubStreet's teen programs mean to her and why they are important for all teen writers. Visit our teen pages to find out more about how you can support our #writethefuture campaign and keep these vital programs free for all teens. Here is Ruth's speech, in full. 


The first time I came to GrubStreet, I was nothing short of terrified. My mother practically dragged me to their front door step, refusing to take “no” for ...
June 8, 2015 | Ruth Ballard

Inspiration The Writing Life YAWP

Summer Teen Fellowship 2015: Have You Applied Yet?

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GrubStreet's Summer Teen Fellowship immerses high school students in the writers' life of creative craft and publishing. During three weeks at GrubStreet, teens work with published authors on original prose and poetry, meet with literary agents and editors, take field trips to inspirational locales like the ICA, and more. In the spirit of writers' residencies for adults, all teens will receive a stipend for their commitment to the program and their time spent as working writers.

March 9, 2015 | Info

Different ways to learn to be a better writer Inspiration YAWP

Doldrums Shmoldrums! Teens Get Writing!

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Who says you need to be over 18 to write something beautiful and devastating? Our amazing YAWP teens prove again and again that they can write their hearts out. Join us this Saturday to write out yours! 

Consequence of Confidence

January 21, 2015 | Info


YAWP's Got All the Stories You Need!

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The first FREE Saturday YAWP session of the year is happening soon (Saturday, January 24, to be exact)! Sign up here and join us! Teens can write amazing stories like those you'll read below, from our Summer 2014 Fellows.

January 7, 2015 | Info