What Is It?
- Every fall, the Ch1Con team mentors young writers (ages 11 to 23) in writing, editing, and the publishing process!
- Each Ch1Con team member may select up to two young writers to individually mentor. (Think of it like a class!) (You know, except way more fun.)
- Using one short story written by each young writer, the team members guide their mentees through everything they need to know: how to use editorial letters and copy edits, how to read contracts and non-disclosure agreements, and more.
- Finally, the Ch1Con team publishes all of the stories in an anthology—available for sale online and at future Ch1Con events!
When Does This Happen?
- September 1 through September 15: Apply to participate by submitting a short story!
- October 1: Mentees are announced.
- Throughout October: Mentors and mentees work together to perfect the selected short stories and talk publishing.
- Early November: Anthology gets sent to the printers.
- End of November: The Ch1Con mentorship anthology releases to the world!
How Do I Apply?
- Program fee: $75 per selected writer upon admittance, which includes one free print copy of the final anthology
- Submit a short story which you’d like us to work with you on–and which, of course, you’d like to see in print!
- Any genre is fine, but the content should be appropriate for at least a PG-13 audience.
- Length should be between 1,000 and 3,000 words.
- If you are selected for the program, Chapter One Events LLC will have one-time publishing rights to your short story (this means the rights will revert back to you once the anthology is released).
Check out the 2016 anthology, Twisted: Short Stories by Young Writers, at: