If you are a student in the Bay Area and would like to submit your writing to be published online or in one of our 826 Quarterly print publications, please read our submission guide.
We will be updating this space as often as possible with a piece of student writing from a recent workshop, field trip, or drop-in tutoring session. We hope that you enjoy reading these entries as much as these students enjoyed creating them.
The annual Young Authors' Book Project is 826 Valencia's biggest and most thrilling student publishing project every year. We are delighted to have the 2009 Young Authors' Book Project on film for the first time. Enjoy a peek into the semester-long process as 826 partners with one San Francisco high school for our longest writing project, now in its seventh year.
Our scholarship winners report on experiences during their first year at college.
Our students are encouraged to express themselves in whatever way they see fit: fiction, nonfiction, comic strips, zines and general reflections. We will share their work with you, in all of its varied forms.
Listen to some of the work our students have done with podcasting.
The Straight-Up News (SUN) is a student newspaper written by the students at Everett Middle School with the help of 826 Valencia's volunteers.
The 826 Valencia Bay-farer is an in-house newspaper written by youth, ages 8-18, at our Wednesday night Bay-farer workshops. Each student chooses a topic of their choice and develops their article over a four or five week period, through mini activity lessons and the guidance of skilled volunteer tutors and journalists.
Publisher Houghton-Mifflin has contracted 826 Valencia to compile Best American Nonrequired Reading, a yearly collection of fiction, essays, comics, and journalism geared for readers under age 25 (although read by just about anyone). Every week, a student committee meets to gather possible material from national periodicals and discuss it.