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Educators, your participation begins when you review the how-to videos and information and register in order to provide accounts for the youth in your school or learning center.

Writers, if you are interested in publishing here, check out the how-to videos and information for writers, the inspirations to write, and bring this site to the attention of one of your teachers, mentors, or librarians.

If you do not have an adult to help you, The Commonwealth Club has sponsors available. Just email a request to join to

ADULTS: An adult can get the process started by registering a Site location.

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YOUTH: Once an adult registers a Site location and creates a Group, a code will be generated for youth to use to sign up.

This youth publishing site for the Young Adult Literature finalists of the Commonwealth Club's California Book Awards is part of the National Writing Project’s Writing Our Future initiative and created in partnership with The Commonwealth Book Club's Creating Citizens initiative.

Writing Our Future projects are designed by educators for educators and the young people they work with. Intended for use in schools, libraries, and other educational settings. All projects are COPPA compliant and educator-managed. NWP is committed to supporting young people’s writing and civic participation by providing a safe and supportive environment for youth writing, media creation, sharing, and publishing.