Type Of Organization
(202) 525-1057
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Our mission is to support students with their creative and expository writing skills, and help teachers inspire their students to write. We seek to improve the chances and likelihood of fulfillment and success for every child by serving local writers ages 6-18 and their teachers in all eight wards of DC. We also emphasize our strength in publication and voice amplification; expertise in Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and exposure to writers. We advance our mission by providing tools, space, and time for students to develop their creative and expository writing skills. We work with students, teachers, and other supportive adults to inspire young people to write both at our writing lab and in schools and community institutions throughout the District. We know that having the tools for effective writing opens up changes and opportunities for young authors to access success as they define it. We know that writing development can include publication and voice amplification opportunities. You can find examples of our books here: https://astoundingmagic.com/collections/books-by-826dc-students

Social Media Platforms Used
Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Andrea Nelson
Contact Title
Director of Education
Submissions Policy
All of our publications are created closely with our students, teacher, and community partners. We provide the opportunity for a wide range of DC young people to see their words in print through our various programs which range from school partnerships to community workshops to work at our writing lab. Our programs varry in length allowing for a variety of avenues for a student publication.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Year Founded
Number Of Books Published Per Year
5 to 10
Titles In Print