When you send your writing during a contest to Merlyn's Pen, you'll receive illustrated "tracking" updates like the one below so you can follow your submission as it circulates among editors. As your piece moves along, the "tracking rocket" moves closer to the moon. Email updates notify you each time the rocket advances.
Few works earn publication in the Merlyn's Pen New Library of Young Adult Writing, but every submission, published or not, gets the royal treatment. Below is a graphic sample of several messages you'll get from us. SUBMIT YOUR WRITING.