Share Your Story With the Adirondack Center for Writing’s Teen Writing Anthology!

Teens can share their unique voices, experiences, and identities with a community of writers and readers through the Adirondack Center for Writing’s Wild Words: Adirondack Teen Writing Anthology

Submissions are open for Wild Words, the Adirondack Teen Writing Anthology. This new, yearly print publication is designed to be a place for teens living in the North Country to publish their creative writing, including poetry, short stories, memoirs, personal essays, sci-fi, and fantasy. Last year’s 2023 anthology featured 70 teen writers from all corners of the Adirondack region.

Any teen, aged 13-19, living in the North Country of New York State is eligible to submit writing for consideration in the anthology, which will be published in the spring of 2024.

Submissions are due by midnight on February 29, 2024. Contributors will be notified if their writing has been accepted for publication by April 1, 2024.

A public book launch for the anthology is scheduled for April 27, 2024 at Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake. Copies will be available for a small donation.

For more information on the project, including teen writer resources and an online toolkit for teachers, visit

Submit your writing today!

The Wild Words anthology is a collaboration between Visiting Writer Erin Dorney and the Adirondack Center for Writing as part of the Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY) Artist Employment Program. CRNY, a project of the Tides Center, is a three-year, $125 million investment in the financial stability of New York State artists and the organizations that employ them. Dorney will work with ACW through June 2024 on a variety of projects designed to encourage creative writing and readership throughout the Adirondacks.

Adirondack Center for Writing

The Adirondack Center for Writing brings people and words together. The ACW cultivates the art of writing and the joy of reading; celebrate the power of language to invite discovery, to create an understanding of people and sense of place, and to build a community. Check out what’s new and newsworthy at ACW and be sure to visit their Saranac Lake location for drop-in reading, writing, and community time.