To wrap up the eventful year of 2021, our 15th Call for Submissions honors the perhaps cheesy, perhaps stressful, but certainly exciting idea of a "New Year, New Me"--the idea that the end of one year is merely an opportunity to shape the next. What do you hope to accomplish in 2022? Who will you look to in guidance? No matter what your plans are, the Youth Review would love to know.
If you're stuck, try the following:
- Reflect on the previous year. Is there anything you had hoped to finish but didn't?
- Start small. The most meaningful changes often take place bit by bit; don't feel pressured by a need for something revolutionary.
- Think outside the box. Challenge yourself in crafting a completely fictional story, or in illustrating a metaphorical depiction.
Make sure to include your name, grade, school, and title of the piece when emailing your submission to YouthReview@EmeraldParents.org. Headshots are optional, but encouraged! All writing and art will be due by Monday, January 17th.