March Middle Grade and Young Adult Opportunities

Welcome to our MG/YA Opportunities post! In 2022, the MG/YA Opportunities post has taken on a new structure but don’t worry, you’ll still be able to find all of the monthly opportunities on the MG/YA support page! All opportunities listed are available to anyone with an internet connection.


REFLECTION ON FEBRUARY
Lexi’s MARCH GAME PLAN
LOOKING AHEAD

Does your local writing organization, SCBWI region, etc. host virtual events that are available to anyone with an internet connection? Would you like them listed here?  Please share the info in the comments, or use our Contact Form.

To see all the monthly opportunities, what’s available all year long, and what’s coming up the rest of this year, visit the MG/YA SUPPORT resource page.

Hi All-

Lexi here! I’m Ready to jump into March with another actionable writing plan in hand! Remember, this year I invite you to:

  1. Pick one resource or opportunity. Think about what you’re working on right now and pick something that will help you make progress with that work!
  2. Share your experiences with resources over the last month and what opportunities you want to pursue in the next month in the comments!

Will you join me on this journey?

REFLECTIONS ON FEBRUARY

In February, I did not manage to participate in the Valentiny Writing Contest… I’d like to blame all of my preschool and toddlers’ Valentine’s that needed writing, but I know I could have fit the contest in with a bit of planning.

I did, however, submit a middle-grade entry to Kalie Pew’s 1st Annual Kids’ Choice KidLit Contest! I am looking forward to hearing about the other amazing writing that was submitted and what the kid judges decided on!

Now, you might be wondering why I haven’t also admitted to skipping the #50PreciousWords Writing Challenge… I didn’t miss it, and neither did you! Hear more in my MARCH GAME PLAN!

What did you accomplish this month? Don’t forget to share in the comments!


Lexi’s MARCH GAME PLAN

I am going to participate in the #50PreciousWords. It’s already in my calendar so if life gets hectic, I won’t forget I’m committing to this one! I will also submit the beginning of my MG WIP to Four on 400.

  • Four on 400 (free) A monthly contest where 1 kidlit writer is selected to receive feedback on the opening 400 words of their manuscript (MG and YA writers) March 4, 2022.

I have my eye on three other opportunities, but I don’t want to overcommit. I teach fourth grade and March is always a long month (my fellow teacher/writers know what I mean). Maybe I’ll find time for these…

What opportunities will you sign up for this month? We’d love to celebrate your plans in the comments!


 REGISTER IN MARCH, HAPPENING LATER:

None for me this month! What about you?

Keep an eye on some APRIL opportunities you might want to register for early:

HIGHLIGHTS FOUNDATION COURSES($)

THE LOFT ($) The LOFT LITERARY CENTER offers a variety of courses each month, but not all are specifically for kidlit writers.


Alright! Now it’s your turn. Share your reflections on January and game plan for February below in the comments!


Does your local writing organization, SCBWI region, etc. host virtual events that are available to anyone with an internet connection? Would you like them listed here?  Please share the info in the comments, or use our Contact Form.


Months of a Year Banner Illustrations by Lexi Donahue
Featured Image Line Art by Valenty, Can Stock Photos

 

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