A writing/publishing site for people 18 or younger?

A writing/publishing site for people 18 or younger? Topic: Critique of an article
July 17, 2019 / By Charisma
Question: Okay, well I saw this article in Reader's Digest the other day and it was about publishing your books on this authonomy.com thing. Except when I went to join, I found out you had to be 18 or older. In Scribophile, too. Is there any place I can write online for it to be critiqued and then possibly published without having to be 18? I know there has to be some way to get your books published before you're 18 because I just read an article about a 13-year-old who got published. I really want to do HarperTeen but I don't know of any sites that will publish anything from me without being 18. So. Help, plz?
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Antoinette Antoinette | 8 days ago
FictionAddiction.net, while not strictly a publishing site, has tons of tips for being published, and you only have to be... 13, I think?
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Antoinette Originally Answered: Now that your older,what advise would you give some of the younger people?
Learn to relate to people in an honest, healthy, and constructive way. This will greatly help you in marraige, in being a better parent, and in many other parts of life (since other people are usually a part of most things we do). Most people don't do this..and there aren't too many people modeling healthy relationships in our society. TV, movies, and music for the most part promote destructive ways of relating to others..mostly because it makes better entertainment. But in real life, it not only hurts other people, but yourself as well. If your parents are divorced or don't have a good marraige, you probably have had poor role models (relationally speaking anyway, though they may be good people otherwise). Try to spend time with an older couple that has a good marraige and watch how they relate to each other and to their children (maybe a friend's parents). Also read some self help books such as "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". It's natural for most people to want to be understood and to be treated right. While you shouldn't let other people walk all over you, try to be open to what others are saying to you. Try to understand them without getting defensive. Learn the value of serving other people. This is especially true for more dominate personalities. If you are a passive person, you should learn to stand up for yourself more. Learn what it means to be humble (no, it doesn't mean let people walk all over you) I recommend spending some time in church. Even if you're not religious or you're even an atheist, there are valuable principles taught in churches. Small churches are sometimes good, but bigger churches are big for a reason. If you go to one that you don't like, try out some other ones. Learn about money. Most people, businesses, and even the government want to get your money. If somebody's making what seems to you to be a great offer, it's probably because they want to get your money. Beware of credit cards. If you have a tendency to spend all your money...do not buy on credit. If you do use credit cards, pay off the entire balance every month. If you don't you'll end up paying the credit card company more money than you paid for whatever thing you bought. And the Blow Out Sale that ends today, so you better buy now....there'll be another one next month or maybe next week even. Go if there's something you were planning to buy anyway, otherwise don't bite. When picking a career, do something you like. If you can't think of what you like, do something. Abraham Lincoln said "Most people are about as happy as they decide to be." Decide to be happy, but not fake happy. Basically, try to have a good attitude, but don't pretend...be genuine. Take care of yourself. Sleep 8-9 hours. Eat fresh fruit and veggies. Exercise. Brush and go to the dentist. Have good healthy relationships. Limit your time doing useless things like TV watching and answering questions on the computer. Learn. Read. Question. Think. Solve problems. Develop your mind...it's like lifting weights with your brain. Focus on what you can contribute to the world, your community, your family.......not on what you can get out of it. The funny thing is, you'll probably end up getting more that way and you'll be a lot happier.
Antoinette Originally Answered: Now that your older,what advise would you give some of the younger people?
I think most people should wait until about 29 or 30 to get married and have children. I think too many changes occur in your 20s and if you don't have a spouse that grows at the same pace as you emotionally, intellectually an spiritually, the relationship is doomed. I would also advise younger people to hold out and not "give it up" so easily. Love and respect yourself to wait for someone who actually deserves you. Don't settle.
Antoinette Originally Answered: Now that your older,what advise would you give some of the younger people?
No fair! HarryHedgehog took my answer! Okay, I'll elaborate. Also learn that advise is a verb while advice is a noun, which is what you were going for, and when to use plural v. possessive. You switched around a bunch. And I'm not just being a smart ***, if you want to be taken seriously, don't mess up the small details that will make you look uneducated.

Zachery Zachery
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Zachery Originally Answered: Publishing through publisher or self publishing my dad's short stories?
Is your dad still alive? If not you will need to investigate what rights you have to publish something you did not write. You also need to see what usage agreement he had with the magazine, but if no money changed hands, I doubt your dad gave up any publishing/copyrights. Places like lulu will allow your book to be carried on Amazon. However, you need to realize while this is a means of distribution people are used to, it does not constitute marketing. There are many, many books on Amazon that have never sold a single copy. Lulu is probably a reasonable choice if you want to have your dad's work available as a hard copy and direct people you know to a place they can purchase it online, or from you directly. You said, you feel like it's a niche, so the next question is: Do you know how to reach and advertise to that niche that may be interested in his work? (Maybe an ad in the magazine you mentioned, etc.) To have sales beyond the people you know, that's the next thing you will have to figure out if you choose self publishing and desire a wider sales base. You also need to consider the price point. You won't sell many books to people you don't know if the price is not competitive. Lulu has price calculators you can use to figure this out. There's certainly nothing wrong with making print copies, just for the people you know either. If you do not require online sales, you may also wish to check out local printers in your state that may offer more personalized service.
Zachery Originally Answered: Publishing through publisher or self publishing my dad's short stories?
I'd go with blurb.com if I were you. That's what I'm planning on doing (I don't care if I don't sell alot, I'm too attached to my story to let it get too far out of my own hands. My username is Purple_Wolf, check my profile out if you wish). But for the heck of it, why not send it in to a few publishers first? See what they say, maybe you'll strike some luck. And if not, you always have the other options. Good Luck.

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