Welcome to a section that updates Young Authors, a writing project sponsored by the N.C. Reading Association. Read the first link to find out about the Young Authors celebration, planned for March 14, 2015 at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Other links explain how the project worked this year. You’ll find a timeline, writing ideas, rubrics, a form for participating authors and forms that local councils completed and returned to the 2014-2015 co-chairperson for Young Authors, Jenni Carowan and Sabrina Secrest,


Young Authors Celebration (March 15, Raleigh Convention Center)
Young Authors Fact Sheet (local council)
Young Authors Intent Form (local council)
Young Authors Timeline (local council)
Young Authors Guidelines (local council)
Young Authors Entry Form (fillable PDF*or WORD for email or mail with
Young Authors Council Information Form (fillable PDF* or WORD for email or mail with (local council)

*Note! To use any fillable PDF, please download the file and open using Adobe Reader. After you’ve completed the form, select File > Save As to save your form.

Note! All entries for Young Authors submitted for state judging must come from a local reading council. To find out how to locate reading councils for submitting student writing, see the interactive map on our site.