Youth Literacy and Adult Fun!


August 26th is National Youth Literacy Day and what better way to celebrate than indulging in some youthful writing exercises? And furthermore, getting published?

826 National is inviting you to dabble in some creative writing with prompts inspired by the writing projects offered at the eight 826 centers nationwide. Visit to read the prompts and submit your writing. They’re publishing their favorite entries daily and rewarding the best of the best with tote bags. Get out there and recreate your childhood literary dreams!

Sam Riley is an adult who works at McSweeney's. More from this author →