Young Authors Program

Academic Warriors provides the opportunity to experience what life is like as an author working with a publishing house through our Young Authors program. Students enrolled in the Young Author program learn the writing process, techniques used by authors to organize their thoughts and how to work with a publisher. At the conclusion of the program, students would have published at least two novels, a children's book and have stories in two anthologies. Marfa House, our publishing house, will release their books via Amazon, Smashwords, Google, iBooks and more. Students can earn prizes via The Climb program for the amount of books they sell for a single title. 

Cost

$67 deposit due upon enrollment 

1st month - $67 

Monthly Membership - $134 per month

Payment dates are arranged between the parent and Academic Warriors

(Learning Lab is not part of the program)

Program Length

98 weeks or 1 year 10 months

(with two breaks in between steps)

Schedule

Classes meet weekly via Zoom.

Students are given two week breaks in between each step. 

Meeting times are flexible as long as the entire class and teacher agrees.

New enrollments begin every month for each step.

Benefits

Steps 1 - 3  (38 weeks)

Stories are published in an anthology.

Students may have the option to have their stories published as children's books.

If the parents decide to sign a publishing contract, the student will have the option to use professional artist or use their own artwork within the children's book.

Students will experience working with a professional editor during the editing process.

Step 4 (8 weeks) 

The story is published as a children's book in print and ebook.

Students will have the option to use professional artist or use their own artwork.

Students will experience working with a professional editor during the editing process.

 

Steps 5 - 6 (40 weeks) 

Two stories are published as novels in print and ebook.

Students will experience working with a professional editor during the editing process.

Certificates and progress reports are provided at the end of each step.

Step One 

Creating and Editing Short Stories

"Monster Tales"

24 weeks

Step Three

Changing Perspectives

"Twisted Tales"

6 weeks

Step Five

Let's Write A Novel! 

"Camp Write Right"

20 weeks

Step Two 

Setting and Characters

"Cinderella Around the World"

8 weeks

Step Four

Professional Short Story Writing

"Creating the Perfect Story"

8 weeks

Step Six

Let's Write Like An Author! 

"Write Right Allstars"

20 weeks

Congratulations! You have graduated from the Young Authors Program and are now ready for Learning Lab! 

Learning Lab

$30 per week

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