Submit Your Story!

The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers. Focused on young writers 6 to 18, we seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills and provide real audiences for our students.

For our Stories page, we are open for submissions of any length, in any form, and are happy to accept multiple submissions (though a new form must be completed for each). If you wish to submit your writing to be considered for publication on our Stories page, please fill out the form below.

If you are submitting stories as a classroom, please be aware that we have a limited number of editors reading work, and all submissions may not be acknowledged.  IMPORTANT: If the email that you post is an official public school email, we will not be able to respond to you. If you want a reply, please use a personal email address.