The Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards are now open for submissions! U.S. public high school seniors are invited to apply in one of five categories: the Michelle Obama Award for Memoir, the Amanda Gorman Award for Poetry, the Maya Angelou Award for Spoken Word, fiction / drama, and the NYC … [Read more...] about Writing Resources for the Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards
Welcome to Spilling the Tea, a feature where we ask authors all about craft, industry ins and outs, and more! This week we have Suma Subramaniam on the WNDB blog to discuss time management, writing habits, and avoiding burnout. * What's your advice for people balancing writing with a day job … [Read more...] about Spilling the Tea: Author Suma Subramaniam on Maximizing Your Time
Welcome to Spilling the Tea, a new feature where we ask authors all about craft, industry ins and outs, and more! This week we have Meredith Ireland on the WNDB blog to discuss the (often dreaded but necessary) practice of querying, which involves pitching not only your manuscript but yourself to … [Read more...] about Spilling the Tea: Author Meredith Ireland on Querying
By Yasmine Aslam-Hashmi Today we’re thrilled to welcome JaNay Brown-Wood to the WNDB blog to discuss her passion for writing diverse and inclusive books and the extreme importance of representation—especially for young children! This year alone, she has ten books coming out. With titles … [Read more...] about Q&A With Author JaNay Brown-Wood
By Ashley Wells Ajinkya Today we’re pleased to welcome Sheela Chari to the WNDB blog to discuss middle grade novel Karthik Delivers, available on April 5, 2022. Karthik Raghavan is good at remembering things. Like his bike routes. Or all the reasons he likes Juhi Shah—even if she doesn’t even … [Read more...] about Q&A With Sheela Chari, Karthik Delivers
WNDB Mentorships will open for applications in late summer or early fall in 2022. By Karis Rogerson As a writer angling for an agent and a traditional publishing deal, I have become intimately familiar with a variety of mentorships over the years. Pitch Wars, Author Mentor Match, We Need … [Read more...] about Are Mentorships Helping Writers?
By Raquel Vasquez Gilliland When I write stories, I include magic. I was raised with magic, so this is natural to me. It’s also natural to not explain the origins of magic in my work. In my newest YA novel, How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe, I establish a similar world. Though there … [Read more...] about You Do Not Have to Explain Your Magic
This week, Penguin Random House and WNDB are celebrating the 2021 Creative Writing Award winners. The scholarship recipients will virtually attend a week of events, including professional development workshops and a fireside chat with author Mahogany L. Browne. Below, the five winners share a little … [Read more...] about Congratulations to the 2021 Creative Writing Awards Winners!
“If it’s something that means a lot to you, then it’s worth writing about.” That’s some of the advice that Penguin Random House Creative Writing Awards alumnx have for those public high school seniors applying to the scholarship program this year. “Don’t worry about coming up with something … [Read more...] about Confidence and Caring: Creative Writing Awards Alumnx Share Their Tips