Join the Telling Tales Press Club

We’re looking for young up-and-coming authors and illustrators! If you enjoy writing and drawing, send us your work and we’ll publish it on our website. You’ll get to see your name in print and have your work showcased in our Dragonfly newsletter and on our social media channels.

PressClubBlock2018Be creative!

  • Design a book cover
  • Write a summary about your favourite author
  • Draw a map of your favourite literary place
  • Write a story based on your memories from a past Telling Tales Festival
  • Draw a picture of your favourite story
  • Write a creative story about the adventures of our dragonfly mascot
  • Create your own character

Send your stories, reviews or artwork to, along with your name, address, email and age.

Be Inspired

Use the books on our Reading List as your creative inspiration. Check out books from authors and illustrators that will be attending Telling Tales this year. Plan to meet them in person and get their autograph at a local community event, the Telling Tales Festival or Teen Tales!

Press Club Rules:

  • Writers must be age 6-16
  • Entries must be no longer than 1,000 words
  • You can send as many contributions as you’d like
  • Selected entries will be published in the Telling Tales Dragonfly Newsletter
  • By submitting your story to the Telling Tales Press Club, you are automatically a member of the Club and thereby you are providing Telling Tales permission to publish your work

Download the Telling Tales Press Club poster and share it in your community!

TT Press Club 2018Poster