Join the LTC International Writing Team


We are not currently accepting new applications. 


FACT: It takes 10,000 hours to become an expert, so you might as well start practicing your craft today.

Before applying, please note that preference will be given to career-minded, emerging young writers aged 14+ who are keen on a career in writing and/or communications.

Laura’s Tips

  • If you are very early in your writing career and have never been published, I would encourage you to first submit an article or piece of fiction to jaBlog! before applying. Read Submission Guidelines
  • Participate in our international fiction writing contests.
  • Get interactive with us on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Comment and engage on the LTC site. Show us you are reading articles and stories on jaBlog! If I know who you are when I look at you application, it will help.

Ready to Apply?

If you wish to join the LTC team of writers, the first step is to submit a one-page document (doc, docx or pdf) with the following information. It is imperative that you follow instructions and provide all the information requested in the format requested.

  1. Your name, age, and contact information.
  2. Your city and country.
  3. A short paragraph describing 1) why you want to write professionally; 2) what you have done already to kick start your career, and 3) any writing clubs or groups you belong to. You can mention your published work or awards here, or any other writing-related experience. If you have not had your work published yet, you can mention any training or education you have taken towards your writing goals.
  4. A list of social media channels you use (Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, any blog sites, etc). Please tell me how often you write and interact on those channels now: once a week, every day, hardly ever, etc.
  5. Any additional creative skills you have such as graphic design or making good videos for You Tube.
  6. If you have a blog or other writing online, please include a link to it.

Please email your one-page application profile to



133 comments on “Join the LTC International Writing Team

  1. Dear Laura,
    Can I apply if I’m under 14?

    • Laura Thomas

      Hi Akshta. You can apply. I have brought Journey Meyerhoff onto our team when she was only 13.

  2. Cheryl

    Dear Laura Thomas,
    I understand that the selection process for the spring has already began, but I was just wondering when the next one would be, or if there would be one at all. I recently just found out about your work and have began the process for acquiring “Polly Wants to be Writer”. Thank you so much.

    • Laura Thomas

      Hi Cheryl. There will be another round for sure in the spring of 2015. I usually do two a year, but this year, with two new novels coming out, I don’t think I will have time to do a fall round. But, if I can squeeze it in, I will send a notice out to everyone on the Insider Mailing List and post it here.

  3. Aninthitha

    hi Laura!
    the link to my story online isnt working, so i have sent it along with the rest of the info.
    otherwise, the whole thing fits in one page
    Is there any problem with that?

    • Laura Thomas

      Hi Aninthitha. I have your application. It’s fine. Please correspond with me by email for anything regarding your application.

      • Aninthitha

        Thank you Laura!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Nabila

    I want to join the team! :)

    By the way, I have two important questions here:
    1. Should I write the application in form of list or bullet points?
    2. For the language I can write, what if I can write with the letters but not really fluent in the language? Should I include it?

    Thanks, Mrs. Laura.

    • Laura Thomas

      Hi Nabila. You can do bullets if you like. Tell me the languages you are fluent in.

  5. Taha Hussain

    I am highly encouraged after reading Polly’s story. I think I can do it too. Thank you so much for writing such a great book. I think I am going to join soon!

    • Laura Thomas

      Hi Taha. Thank you for the compliment. I truly appreciate it. I will look forward to reviewing your application if you do apply to join our team.

  6. Janaya


    DO you know where I can apply for a FREE copy of your book, Polly Wants to be a Writer? I know you give out like ebooks and such for mini-contests (if that’s what you want to call them), but I don’t have a kindle or anything… so yeah…

    • Laura Thomas

      Hi Janaya. The best place to get a copy of Polly is at your favourite bookstore. I don’t give away free copies of the paperback unless it’s for a major achievement, such as winning one of our Junior Authors Contests, and only the top 4 out of over a thousand writers get a free copy. What you may not realize is that the publisher does not give me any books free, not one. Anything I give away (eBook or paperback) I have to pay for too.

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