Novelly is on a mission to get e-books by underrepresented youth published and taught in the classroom, so that every student can feel seen and inspired by what they read in school.
Get Published with the Rising Voices Collective
Members of the collective are teenagers who:
Publish an e-book in the Novelly library
Use their gifts in writing to celebrate diverse lived experiences
Believe that we can create a more inclusive world through the stories we share
We treat you like a professional author. RVC is not just a creative writing program. Here, teenagers access a support team to publish an e-book and get it taught in English classrooms. Because literature by and for students should be celebrated.
Learn more by checking out our Frequently Asked Questions or reading some of their work. Applications for RVC are currently closed, but feel free to submit your interest to stay in the loop about future cohorts.
Fight for the Freedom to Read with the SPEAK! Activist Network
With book bans and challenges on the rise, students across the country are exercising their right to read. As part of the SPEAK! Activist Network, students immerse themselves in the freedom to read movement and diversify bookshelves in their classrooms and communities.
To join the SPEAK! Activist Network, students are required to complete a 1 semester program which includes 1-3 hours/week of online coursework, monthly meetings, and planning and executing an activist campaign in their community.
Eligibility & Deadlines
Students must be ages 13-18 and living in the U.S. or Canada.
Students must have access to the Internet.
Students can choose to participate in the Fall or Spring Semester.
Applications are due and reviewed on August 31 and January 31 every year.
Applications can be submitted at any time. Apply here.
In Part 1 of the program, SPEAK! Activists will immerse themselves in the Freedom to Read movement by completing coursework on the following topics:
(1) Book Bans vs. The Classroom Canon
(2) Meet the Resistance
(3) Understand the Opposition
(4) Student Bill of Rights
(5) Creating an Activist Campaign
In Part 2 of the program, SPEAK! Activists will apply what they've learned in Part 1 and executive their Freedom to Read campaign. Learn more by checking out our Frequently Asked Questions. Feel free to submit your interest here if you aren’t ready to apply just yet.
Our free resources support English teachers in elevating student voices in their curricula and classrooms, so that students can feel seen and inspired by what they read. After a time of tremendous grief, reading e-books by their peers can help students not only heal, but find their creative confidence and their power. If you want to lift up student voices in your classroom or program, submit your interest here and explore our collection of youth-written literature, classroom slides co-created with youth, and author interviews hosted by high school students.