Our Partners

Writers Cubed

Writers Cubed, Inc is an organization that originally began in 2009 with five writers determined to use their growing platforms to benefit aspiring teen authors. Together they built what is now the largest teen writers conference in the country: Teen Author Boot Camp. Their dream has expanded to support young readers and writers across the nation with six national programs all supporting one vital belief that literacy unlocks a successful future for EVERY child. Their national programs are managed by their team and the TABC National Advisory Board. These programs are Book Drop, TABC, Teen Readers Choice Awards, TABC School Edition, Leaning into Literacy Professional Conference, and Tween Authors Boot Camp. The annual TABC conference is the flagship of their organization and known as the largest teen writers conference in the country. Every spring nearly a thousand aspiring teen writers come to the Utah Valley Convention Center to work with bestselling authors to amp up their writing skills. Past keynote speakers include Leigh Bardugo, Brandon Sanderson, Rena Barron, Marissa Meyer, Christopher Paolini, Roshani Chokshi, Ally Carter, Marie Lu, Jessica Day George, Maureen Johnson, Ally Condie, Shannon Hale, Kiersten White, Brandon Mull, Dan Wells, Jay Asher, and Margaret Peterson Haddix. ​ TABC also offers year-round, free teen programming in the form of monthly webinars, contests, publishing opportunities, podcasts, and so much more! They have offered us the opportunity to be presented at Teen Author Boot Camp which will expose us to over six hundred children on March 25th!

Skipping Stones

Skipping Stones is an international magazine that celebrates ecological and cultural diversity, and facilitates a meaningful exchange of ideas and experiences. Readers and contributors of Skipping Stones, ages 8 to 16, and their educators, hail from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Youth respond to the world through Skipping Stones. They remain relevant to issues confronting their readers locally and globally. Their contributors hail from all countries of the world. From villages to inner cities, youth have something to say about their culture and religion, environment and neighborhood, or town and school, and Skipping Stones provides a forum for sharing it. They are our co-sponsors and will publish the Gold Winners in Song Lyrics, Personal Essays/Memoirs, and Journalism categories, however, all submissions will be considered for publication!

Under the Madness Magazine

Under the Madness Magazine is a magazine edited by teens, publishing teens from around the globe, under the mentorship of the New Hampshire Poet Laureate. They are delighted to partner with Quills and Keyboard to promote teen creative expression. They will publish the Gold Winners in the Classic Literary Adaptation, Poetry, and Short Story categories, however, all submissions will be considered for publication in Issue 4 of their magazine!

Society of Young Inklings

Society of Young Inklings is a registered nonprofit dedicated to providing programs to support a diversity of youth voices nationwide, particularly in high-need and underserved communities. They offer need-based scholarships, low-cost, and free programming. Additionally, students may Subscribe to the Ink Splat for an exclusive author interview and writing challenge or join the Drafting Workshop online community to collaborate with peers and boost their writing momentum. They allow customization with weekly or bi-weekly one-on-one sessions to fit their students schedule and goals. They also host annual Inklings Book contest with their short story or poems. They also help their inklings revise and publish a book of your own with mentorship and community support. They have released their annual inklinks book for a stead five years now. They have spread the word of our contest amid their Inklings!

Philosophy Club

People gather at Philosophy Club to talk about everything from inner space to outer space. The Philosophy Club offers a platform for unrestricted thought and speech. They consider it crucial to offer this forum because, in the words of Socrates, "the unexamined life is not worth living." Meeting subjects are determined by the club members' interests. The metaphysical and pragmatic are both valid discussion subjects. Films with philosophical themes are frequently shown, and the topics are then debated over pizza. To lead round-table discussion events, they have invited exceptional guest speakers who have expertise in subjects of interest to club members. The Philosophy Club has spread word of our organization amid Oregon State University!

Polyphony Lit

Polyphony Lit is a global online literary non-profit for high school authors and editors. High school kids from all over the world are invited to submit creative writing, serve on their editorial staff, post to blogs, attend workshops, and develop their leadership skills. Our editors offer commentary on every submission because helping young authors succeed is a key component of our mission. The Claudia Ann Seaman Awards for Young Writers present three prizes for outstanding writing—one in poetry, one in fiction, and one in creative nonfiction—and the student editors also produce an online journal. They have received contributions from high school students in 71 nations and all 50 US states since their establishment in 2004. About 19,000 submissions have received feedback from their student editors, who are still reviewing more. Polyphony Lit has spread the word of our organization among their community.


Montage is the Upper St. Clair’s literary magazine.