Young Authors’ Studio (YAS)

Arizona State University’s Free Writing Program for Youth (Ages 10-18)


Spring 2021: Online Program

1. Visit the YAS Writing Website for activities to spark your creativity. We challenge you to compose at least 3 original works and compile them into a creative writing portfolio. To document and celebrate your progress, download the fillable certificate on the writing website.

2. Participate in the YAS Online Writing Series over Zoom to learn some new writing techniques, interact with our writing mentors (ASU undergraduate/graduate students), and get feedback on your work. This free series will take place on Saturdays in March 2021. To register, click on the link above.

3. Publish your work in the YAS Journal, Unscripted. This online journal accepts short stories, poems, songs, comics, and animation from writers between the ages of 10-18. The submission portal will be open from March 1-31, 2021.

Past Writing Mentors (Spring 2020)

ASU Open Door (Spring 2020)