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How does a teen get published???

Hello I am a middle school student and I really want to get publihed. It is my dream to become a author. But, how can I get published?! :smileyhappy:
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Re: How does a teen get published???

The same way anybody else does, I'm afraid. Write a good book, pitch it to agents and editors, and cross your fingers. Or look into self-publishing. The key is writing a good book people will want to read. Don't give up on your dreams!
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Re: How does a teen get published???

yeah pretty much. or u could get a pen name like Dr. Seuss or Mark Twain. but whts the fun in that? :smileyhappy:
that old andrew clements book School Story was about a girl who got a book published thru a pen name. prbly not very realistic though.
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Re: How does a teen get published???


Write, revise, write, revise.

Have everyone critique your work (invest in tissues as that is a painful but necessary process.)

Study grammar at every opportunity until you know it backwards and forwards.

Then, start submitting your work to contests--lots of writing contests for teens.

Eventually, when you're ready, everything will come together.

Darcy Andries