About Junior Authors Blog
jaBlog! The Blog by and for Junior Authors
Launched in 2012 and based in British Columbia, Canada, jaBlog! is an entry-level literary journal which publishes fiction and non-fiction by young writers between the ages of 9 – 21.
We published monthly from October 2012 to July 2016 and are no longer accepting submissions.
Meet the Editorial Team
Publisher and Senior Editor: Laura Michelle Thomas
Editor & Proofreader: Erin Harvey
Editor for Short Stories and Poetry: Sana Hameed
Co-editors for Drama: Erin Harvey & Mia Martins
Editor for Creative Non-fiction: Cathy Yan
Book Reviewers: Valerie Flokstra & Tegwyn Hughes
I would like to thank you for having published some of my pieces on jaBlog! It is truly inspirational to have a published writer consider my work to be of publishable material…to have someone say “you can do this” is an extremely powerful thing. - Olya Wickham, Read Olya’s poem, “Birth,” in the June issue of jaBlog!
I was just going through jaBlog and I wanted to let you know how amazing it is. I am eternally grateful to you for letting burgeoning writers like me get such valuable information.
- Gayatri from India
12 comments on “About Junior Authors Blog”
I was wondering if there will be another poem or short story competition in the future? Also, when will you start accepting submissions again?
Hi Dan. No, no, and probably never. The only exception is that I will read and give feedback on short stories that are written for the the Polly fan fiction challenge from my novel, Polly Wants to Be a Writer.
Hi, I don’t quite understand how to submit to JaBlog, some pointer would be greatly appreciated.
Here is the link to the submission guidelines page: http://laurathomascommunications.com/junior-blogger-guidelines/
I submitted my published book for a review but I did not get any feedback. Was there something wrong with the book?
Sorry to bother you,
Hi Sadaf. I believe it is still being reviewed. Please be patient. I will follow up when our book review editor gets back to me.
have got any reviews?? sadaf!
HI do you accept novels here??
Please read the submission guidelines. We do review novels by young writers for our blog.
Do jaBlog articles come out at specific times, like once a week or something? Is there a way to be notified when a new jaBlog article is published?
Hi Kinneret. We publish one new post per day Monday to Friday (not on stat holidays). You can browse the archives any time. http://laurathomascommunications.com/archives/
Great, thank you!