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. Tega

    Hi Laura,How can I apply for the LTC insider mailing list.And can I get the book “Polly wants to be a writer” in PDF format?

    • Laura Thomas

      Hi Tega. The sign up form for the Insider List is on every page of the website. Look on the left side of the screen, just under the banner. Polly is not available in PDF, but it is available for all kinds of e-readers, iPads, etc.

  2. marylyn

    I missed the deadline. When this year can I apply?

    • Laura Thomas

      The next application deadline is April 30, 2014. You haven’t missed it. It’s coming up. :-)

      • mayla obusan

        is it a contest open for other countries like Philippines? and what story should we write? and will you only accept story with a writer that is a member here? then how can be a member? is it for free?

        • Laura Thomas

          Hi Mayla,

          1) It’s international. Writers from all countries are welcome.
          2) Write a short story on any topic you like.
          3) You don’t have to be a member to participate in our Junior Authors Contests. You can join our Insider Mailing List to participate in extra contests, qualify to join the LTC Team, etc. The details are on the left side of this page near the top. It’s free to sign up for the mailing list.
          4) Our contests are free to enter.


  3. Natasha Victoriano

    Hello Ms. Laura!

    I am interested in applying for any writing opportunities that I may get though I am not that professional in the writing world. I don’t consider myself a beginner also since I have been writing since I was in elementary but I’d love to hear feedback regarding my written works. So, to cut my message short, when would be the next application and is this open for people of all races? Thanks!

    • Hi Natasha. I am now accepting applications for spring. The deadline is posted on this page.

      • Natasha Victoriano

        Ooops, sorry :) Missed the closed thingy. :)

  4. Hello Laura, I had sent my application for paid freelance opportunities a few months ago. When will I know if I am selected or not?

    • Hi Ravi. I have already emailed the candidates who are advancing to the next level.

  5. Rhianna

    Would you be interested in links to work published on Wattpad etc.?

    • Hi Rhianna. Sure.

      • Rhianna

        Thanks :) What you’re doing for young authors is amazing.

  6. Ishara

    I was just wondering what my chances of being selected. How many writers do you select?
    Thanks in advance.

    • Hi Ishara. I have a file with about 70 applications in it right now. I will only select a few.

  7. Sana

    I also wanted to ask about whether or not we should number our applications according to the guidelines. I know it sounds silly, but I just want to be thorough.

    • Hi Sana. It does not matter. Just make sure you include all the info.

      • Sana

        Thanks! This website really inspires me and the opportunities you provide us with are amazing! You’re always prompt and helpful and I can’t help but want to contribute somehow to all of this. I will submit my application tomorrow.

  8. Sana

    I was just wondering how we are supposed to confirm the fact that we are listed. Will we have to write it on the application or just independently double check? Also, do local awards count for the application?

    • Hi Sana. I will cross check all applications with the LTC Insider mailing list. Yes, local awards count. You bet! :-)

  9. Sera


    If I hand the application to you earlier, will I get a result earlier also?

    • Hi Sera. No. I will be looking at all the applications at the same time.

  10. Lily

    When do we have to apply by? Is there a deadline?

    • Hi Lily. I will be reviewing applications at the end of this month.

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