The Telling Room


Type Of Organization
Press
Phone
(207) 939-6929
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
At The Telling Room, we empower youth through writing and share their voices with the world. As a literary arts education organization focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, we seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students. We believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for success both now and in the future. The Telling Room is a leader in youth publishing, an emerging niche of the publishing industry and a unique and inspiring model in the field of literary arts education and creative youth development. We produce carefully edited, beautifully designed, and locally printed books of our students’ stories, poems, and personal narratives.

Social Media Platforms Used
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Molly McGrath
Contact Title
Publications Director
Publishes
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, audio, video, gr_novel
Recent Awards Received
Maine Literary Awards Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
yes
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
01 - 12 months
Contests
Annual Statewide Writing Contest for Maine Youth: https://www.tellingroom.org/writing-contest
Number Of Paid Staff
14
Year Founded
2006
Number Of Books Published Per Year
12 - 15
Titles In Print
198
Percentage Of Above Available Digitally
5%
Average Price Per Book
$18
Average Price Per E-Book
$1.99

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