Young Author Playlist

Make writing a lifestyle


EARN Scholarships and Internships

MEET Professional Writers

FIND Your Writing Community

Welcome to the Young Author Playlist. Everyone has a story to tell. What's yours? YAP is here to help you creatively tell your story through fiction, poetry, screen and stage play, creative nonfiction, and journalism.

With the Young Author Playlist, project your voice, connect to Chicago's vibrant, young writing community, and discover new experience to lead your writer's lifestyle.

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Upcoming Special Opportunities:

Young Author Playlist Meet & Greet

Complete Level 1 to receive a special invitation to meet professional and published authors and receive exclusive YAP swag.