New Library Works Reprinted in Textbooks and Magazines Around the World!
"Teachers in Germany often look for short and very authentic literary texts for their lessons. Short Takes [a collection of short narratives] from Merlyn's Pen has earned many friends among these teachers."
--Joachim Larche, Editor, Cornelsen Verlag, Germany
YA editors, EFL/ESL publishers, and test developers use the New Library of Young Adult Writing as a resource for high-interest writing models that appeal to readers 11 to 18. Merlyn's Pen works get reprinted in 11 countries and appear on assessments in more than 10 states in the United States.
Each piece in the New Library is juried: nearly all first appeared in Merlyn's Pen magazine, the most selective American publisher of teens for 15 years. Other works took first prize in national and international writing contests, outshining hundreds of competing works in the same category. Contests are ongoing. One can even find stories by authors who are now earning acclaim in the New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, and The Observer. So if you're a teacher seeking high-interest material for your next lesson, or an editor seeking rich content for your next project, time spent in the New Library will reward your efforts. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a meeting at the next international book fair.
"These stories are high interest for high motivation, providing great possibilities for discussion."
--Seonid Cruikshank, Editor,
Easy Speakeasy magazine (Nathan Editeur), France
These publishers have reprinted New Library works in textbook, EFL/ESL, and student assessment projects:
EUROPE: Ernst Klett Verlag (Germany); Cornelsen Verlag (Germany); Nathan/Speakeasy Publications (France); Thieme (The Netherlands); Alinea (Denmark); Sanra Book Trust (Bulgaria); OBV (Austria)
CHINA: Tsinghua University Press; Harcourt Brace China; China Daily/21st Century Teen Magazine
JAPAN: Harcourt Brace Japan; International University of Kagoshima; Japan Copyright Educational Association
TAIWAN: Bookman Books Ltd.
BRAZIL: Editora Poliedro Ltda.
USA Assessment & Test Developers: Measurement Incorporated; ETS (Educational Testing Service); DRC (Data Recognition Corporation); Pennsylvania Dept. of Education; Alaska Dept. of Education; Maryland Dept. of Education; North Carolina Dept. of Education; Florida Dept of Education; Texas Dept. of Ed; Michigan Dept. of Ed; Washington Office of Public Instruction; Minnesota Dept. of Ed.
USA Publishers: Houghton Mifflin Company; Prentice Hall; McDougal Littell; CTB/McGraw-Hill; Holt, Rinehart and Winston; Troll; Harcourt Education; Guideposts magazine
Selections from Merlyn's Pen are popular because Merlyn's Pen is the "Ivy League" of student publishing. Fewer than 1% of submissions make it to the final pool of publishing candidates. Each writer is under 19 years old, and many go on to careers in writing. A few make it to the literary world's top echelon.
Editors can easily search the New Library by Genre, Topic, Grade Level, and Region. Brief descriptions preview each piece.
If you explain your editorial goals to Merlyn's Pen, our editors will use their familiarity with the New Library to build a "short list" for your review. This free service saves you time and money. Contact email@example.com to discuss your needs or to arrange a meeting at the next book fair.
Thousands of writers under 20 each year compete for showcasing in the New Library when they enter its contests. Further, upcoming alliances with selective teen publishers will make the New Library a one-stop venue for finding top new works by writers under 20.
In the United States, call the editors at 1-800-247-2027. Outside the US, call +1-401-751-3766. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"America's Best Young Writers"
-- Education Today
"You have many admirers among English language teachers here in Bulgaria. Students here like Short Takes [a collection of brief narratives] very much."
--Dr. Sasho Ranguelov, Editor, Sanra Book Trust, Bulgaria
"An opportunity to taste some of the best writing by peers."
--American Library Association, Booklist magazine
"The success of Merlyn's Pen represents a wave of interest in the writings of young people."
--The Christian Science Monitor
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