Free Magazine Subscriptions for Young Writers

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Poets & Writers is pleased to provide free subscriptions to Poets & Writers Magazine to award-winning young writers and to high school creative writing teachers for use in their classrooms.

Poets & Writers Magazine has been a trusted companion to generations of writers. Its pages are filled with guidance about how to get published and promote your work, essays on the literary life, interviews with leading authors, insight from agents and editors, and more. We’re excited to encourage the next generation!


Organizations that sponsor youth creative writing awards are invited to apply below to participate, as are 11th and 12th grade creative writing teachers. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Organizations that sponsor creative writing awards:

CLICK TO apply as an organization!

High school creative writing teachers:

CLICK To apply as a creative writing teacher!

Please allow 2-3 weeks to receive an update on your application.

Participating Schools & Organizations

Poetry Foundation (Poetry Out Loud)

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers (Scholastic Art and Writing Awards)

Teachers & Writers Collaborative (NYS Poetry Out Loud and NYS Youth Poet Laureate)

Penguin Random House & We Need Diverse Books (U.S. Creative Writing Awards)

UrbanWord (City and Statewide Youth Poet Laureates and NYC Teen Poetry Slam)

YoungArts (YoungArts Competition)

Resources for Young Writers

For information about undergraduate writing programs, books on writing, literary organizations, summer workshops, contests, and more, click here.


For questions and more information about the magazine subscription program for young writers, please contact Jalen Lisbon, Programs & Partnerships Assistant, at


Free subscriptions are made possible by The Friends of Poets & Writers.