Inkpop – for aspiring authors…

3 02 2010

Do you have dreams of being a writer someday? Have you been looking for feedback on your work? Well, look no further!

Major publisher HarperCollins has just launched an online community called Inkpop that brings together teen lit hopefuls with readers and publishing professionals. The social networking site aims to “spotlight aspiring authors and the readers who provide the positive springboard for feedback.” Not only that, but there is an editorial board who will read those pieces that get the most votes and decide who will ultimately land a publishing contract. Very awesome.





Show Us How Technology Has Changed Your Life

11 03 2008

Technology GadgetWhat would you do without your cell phone or your MySpace page?

Can you imagine trying to survive in a world where there was no Internet?

What do you think the future may hold for the evolution of technology?

Will there be a day when we wear mini-computers in our eyeglasses, or even have them attached to our bodies or hidden under our skin? Certain scientists are already theorizing these exact things.

We want to know what you think about all these issues.

Teen Tech Week kicked off on March 2nd, but you have the entire month to show us your creative side. Select libraries are holding photography and writing contests, with the subject, “Show Us How Technology Has Changed Your Life.”

Winners will be judged based on expert, as well as teen opinion (not that you guys aren’t experts). Winning work will be posted to the TeenSpace Blog. Entries are due by March 31st.

Participating Libraries (call for details):

Bowie — (301) 262-7000

Largo-Kettering — (301) 336-4044

Laurel (photography only) — (301) 776-6790

Surratts-Clinton (photography only) — (301) 868-9200

Upper Marlboro (photography only) — (301) 627-9330