Friday, July 8, 2011


You may look at the title of today's blog post and think What on earth is ink pop? Even if you aren't thinking it, I'm going to tell you. I'll also give you the link where you can check it out for yourself. So pour a cup of coffee or tea, relax, and take a look at one of the most exciting sites for young people I've seen in a long time. It's great for older folks interested in reading, writing, and other good stuff, too. Here are just some of the activities you'll find at inkpop.

1. Contests: You can read and critique fiction, short writing, and poetry. You pick the ones you like best and at the end of every month, the five most popular projects are selected for review by the inkpop Editorial Board (which consists of HarperCollins editors). You can also enter your own writing.

2. You'll find Forums where you can talk about books and writing, ask questions, and discuss your writing and poetry, among other things.

3. Find author interviews, writing tips, writing contest information, writing prompts and more on the inkpop blog.

4. Learn how to speak Parseltongue and participate in Live Chats.

This is from the FAQ:
Inkpop is a writing site and community dedicated to promoting writing by and for teens. Created by
HarperCollins, inkpop encourages members to upload and share their writing in an ongoing American Idol–style contest. Each month, the top five fiction, nonfiction, and poetry projects on the Top Projects list will be reviewed by a HarperCollins editor.
You have to be 13 years old or older in order to register.
If you're interested, and especially if you know teens who read and write, here's the link: INKPOP So what are you waiting for? I'll see you at inkpop.
Happy Reading and Writing.
Have a nice weekend.



  1. I've heard of this before. Are they the ones who did that contest in the style of American Idol. I think it was a contest. Or does the site always operate in that fashion?

  2. Yes, readers/members vote on their favorite stories, poems and the top five at the end of each month are read by editors at HarperCollins. It's their site. It's mostly for teens, I think, but it doesn't say older writers can't enter. Might be fun to see what happens. It's an ongoing contest, I think.

  3. I've heard of it too. It really sounds quite interesting. I wonder how old is old?

  4. I've wondered the same thing, Cat. May join and see what happens. Unless Grandmas aren't allowed. :)