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Announcing the Winning Authors for TWN’s Imagine Anthology!

The day has finally come, TWNers!

We are officially announcing the amazing, talented, young authors who will be featured in TWN’s upcoming anthology, Imagine. EEEEEEKKK!!!!!!!πŸ˜ƒ THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who submitted!!!!!!!!!!!! We LOVED reading all your stories!!!!!!!!! And let’s just go ahead and say we were REALLY impressed with all the wonderful submissions! We had such creative stories, and well, it looks like the next generation of authors are probably gonna be some of the greatest ones we’ve ever seen!!!!!!

So, first we’re gonna share the working blurb that may more or less slightly change and then we’ll announce the authors.Β 


Such a small word for such a huge impact it has. Every great story begins hereβ€”in that moment after the idea but before the story is completed. The spark. The vision. The idea that will expand into a story that clings to reader’s hearts for a lifetime. An author’s story is limited only by his imagination, and how far he is willing to go to breathe life into characters. To build the foundations of another world. To see the struggles and envision the victories. To search for the magic burning in the darkness.Β 

Teen Writers’ Nook presents a collection of short stories and poems from talented young authors that will take you beyond the boundaries of your mind. From snarky protagonists to the tear-jerking sacrifice. From mystical fantasy worlds to indescribable sci-fi stories. Thrilling adventures, daring choices, inspiring messages, heartfelt romances, and everything in between. Maybeβ€”just maybeβ€”these tales will have you journey past reality and to the depths of your imagination. Will you take the risk and embark through the pages of this book?

Is that exciting or what? Now are you ready for the official announcing of Imagine‘s authors? Then let’s do this!!!! Author’s name will be first and then their story’s name will be beside them. And then in parenthesis it will say if it’s a poem or short story. Alrighty–here goes the authors:

Alaine Darkwood author of “Love, Lilly” (short story)
Alexa author of “Sparks” (short story)
Allie Jo Andersen author of “Shape-Shifter’s Code” (short story)
Britt Chao author of “Illusionist” (short story)
Chloe B. Christensen author of “A Dragon’s Choice” (short story)
Faith Elizabeth author of “Living Tapestries” (poem) and “Though He Brings Grief…” (short story)
Grace A. Johnson author of “Cursed” (short story)
Grey S. Park author of “Angel” (short story)
Jane author of “Hidden Magic” (short story)
Linyang Zhang author of “Visionaries” (short story)
Lorelei Angelino author of “Gift of Hope” (poem), “Beloved” (poem), and “The Chest of Lost Worlds” (short story)
Selah Sigmon author of “Memories Returned” (short story)
Victoria Crooks author of “To Risk the Truth” (short story)
V. L. Smith author of “Evil Queen” (poem)

We are SO honored to be publishing your stories!!!!!! You and everyone who supports TWN are such a blessing to this blog, and we are thrilled to be sharing your stories with the world!!!!!Β 

Also, stay tuned for more announcements (release date, cover reveal, etc.) as we move forward. For now . . . see ya in the comments!😎

Long live teen writers!

~The Team at Teen Writers’ Nook


  • Alaine Darkwood (QueenRose39)

    Oh my goodness, congrats to EVERYONE!!!!! I cannot wait to read everyone’s stories when Imagine gets published, I’m 100% positive they’re all SO awesome!!!!

    And I still can’t- can NOT- believe I got accepted!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜ŠπŸ€­

    *glances and sees just how many exclamation points I used* *oh well lol*

    • Katherine

      Yes, congrats to EVERYONE!!!!!!!!πŸ₯³ I’m excited for you to read everyone’s stories too!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ You will LOVE them!!!!!!!!!!! Yep, they are DEFINITELY awesome!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜‰

      πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜„ Aww, girl, your story was FABULOUS!!!!!! It pulled at my heart and made me want to cry! I LOVED your story!!!!!!

      *notices how many exclamation marks I used as well* *shrugs* Comments were meant for lots of exclamation marks!!!😜

      • Alaine Darkwood (QueenRose39)

        Ahh yes I’m positive they’re awesome and I CANT WAIT AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
        Aww reallyyyyy? That means a lot😊😊
        *yes comments are made for lotsa exclamation marks which is why….*
        THIS IMAGINE ANTHOLOGY IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (idk that MIGHT be too many, but I don’t think there can BE too many so….)

        • Katherine

          *winks* *fist bump* AHHHH, I CAN’T WAIT EITHER!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€
          Yes, absolutely!!!! Awww!!😊
          Oh, YEAH, definitely!!!!!!
          EEEEEEE, I AM SO SO SO SO HAPPY YOU THINK SO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Girl, there is NEVER to many exclamation marks!πŸ˜‰)

      • Tori


        (Godlyfantasy12), aka V.L. Smith

        • Issabelle Perry

          EEEEKKKK, girl, like your happiness, just made me smile!!!!!!!! It just gets me all excited and happy seeing all of y’all’s comments about how, well, excited and happy you are. XD You are SO welcome, Tori!!! Thank YOU for submitting and being a part of Imagine!!! It wouldn’t be the same without you!!!! YESSS CONGRATULATIONS to all the authors!!!!!!!! Y’all are so awesome!!!!!

  • Allie Jo Andersen

    Yay!!!! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ Congrats, everyone!!!!! All these stories and poems sound so interesting!!! πŸ˜€ (I’m especially intrigued by “Memories Returned,” “A Dragon’s Choice,” “The Chest Of Lost Worlds,” and “Hidden Magic,” though they all sound amazing!!!) And I think you’re rightβ€”I can just tell that this generation of authors is going to be the best the world has ever seen!!!! πŸ˜€

    Great job to everyone who submitted stories and/or poems!!!! πŸ₯³ You’re taking a big step in your writing journeyβ€”even if you didn’t end up being one of the winners. We’re all proud of you and I encourage you to keep going!!!! πŸ˜€

    • Katherine

      WOO-HOO!!!!!!!πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³ Yes, congratulations to everyone!!!!!!! They were IN-CRED-I-BLE!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ You’ll love them!!!!!! (Oooh, those were all great ones!!!!!! Oh, and “To Risk the Truth” was Christian sci-fi, so you might like that one too.πŸ˜‰ Yes, they were all FANTASTIC!!!!!!!) Yep, definitely!πŸ˜‰ *high-fives*

      Yes, what Allie said! You are all doing great!!!!! Keep on writing and never give up!!!πŸ˜€

  • Joelle Stone

    WOAH THIS IS SUCH A COOL IDEA!! *wishes I had found TWN sooner* XD Congrats to everyone who got in – I can’t wait to read your stories/poems!!! *prepares for squealing*

    • Issabelle Perry

      AAAAHHHH GIRL THAT JUST MEANS SO MUCH THAT YOU THINK SO!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol, aww, I wish you had found us sooner, too, cuz we would’ve loved to have you a part of it as well!!! <3333 Maybe we'll do this again sometime!!! WOHOOO YES I SECOND THAT!!!!! CONGRATULATION authors!!!!! EEEEKKKK, I can't wait to be able to share them all!!! They were AMAZING!!!! *forgets preparation and squeals anyway* XD

  • Trixie

    Congrats to everyone!! Here’s some chocolate and confetti!! 🍫 🍫 🍫 πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰

  • Grace A. Johnson



    • Issabelle Perry

      EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Also, I appreciate that long line of exclamation marks. XD Definitely, Is-approved XD)

      EEEKK YESS!!!! This IS so exciting!! (I mean, I don’t know how much longer I can contain my excitement. XD) YES CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE AUTHORS!!!!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!! Girl, I KNOW you’re gonna love them!!!!! (But, heads up, some of the author’s stories *looks at Grace* really made me wanna cry, so have some tissues handy. XD) <333333 <33333

  • ✨Chloe✨

    WOOHOO!!! I am so thrilled and honored to be a part of this, and on top of that be in there with so many AMAZING authors!!!! Congratulations to everyone who made it in!! I’m proud of you guys!!!! And thank you so much TWN for liking my story!!!!!!! Let’s all have a PAAARTAAAY!!!! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰ (And sorry for the quadrillions of exclamation marks)

    • Issabelle Perry

      Awwww, girl, WE are so thrilled and honored to have you a part of this!!!!!! YESSS, GIRL, YOU SAID IT!!!!!! All of y’all’s stories SERIOUSLY blew me away!!!!! (Like, girl, why didn’t you tell me you were so talented????!!!!!) WOOHOOO I SECOND THE CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! Awww, girl, it was our pleasure!!!!! You’re SO welcome!!! WOOHOOO LET’S PAAARRRRTTTTYYYYY!!!!!!! *dances, jumps up and down, and plays music* I think it’s time to bring out the Emojis I only use on special occasions!!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸ†πŸ† (Girl, NEVER EVER EVER apologize for using tons of exclamation marks!!!!! That’s like THE best punctuation mark in history!!!!!!!!!!!)

  • Victoria

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKK!!!!!! *squeals for eternity* CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED!!!! Y’all seriously have no idea how excited I was to find out mine was accepted!!! XD (I didn’t show it in the response email ’cause I was trying to act “professional” but there was a lotta grinning-so-hard-my-face-hurt on my end.) XD THANK YOU SOOO MUCH for liking my story and hosting this in general!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I had a lot of fun writing for this (even though there’s a pretty crazy tale behind my story…) XD I ABSOLUTELY CAN’T WAIT to read the other stories and poems!!!! <333 *throws every kind of party decoration that exists* ;P

    • Katherine

      πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ *squeals with Victoria and dances excitedly* YES, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!πŸ₯³ Awww, girl, I’m glad you were excited!!!!!!!<333 (Haha, you did a great job acting "professional."πŸ˜‰ But that makes me so happy that you were so happy!!!!) OF COURSE, GIRL!!!!!!!!! Your story was FAAAN-TABULOUS!!!!!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Aww, you're welcome!!!! Thank YOU so much for submitting something!!!!!! Yay, I'm so happy to hear!!!!!! I absolutely enjoyed reading your story!!!!!!!!! (Oooh, I'd love to hear your crazy tale sometime!!!!) Eee, I CAN'T WAIT for you to read them too!!!!!! <333 *passes out celebratory cake and cookies*

  • Lorelei A.

    Congratulations to all you talented authors!!!!!!!! And I am so honored to be featured in this anthology!!!!!!!! <3 Love y'all. πŸ™‚

  • Faith Elizabeth Quelle

    Oh, I am SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!!! (I think you guys are rubbing off on me; I never used to use capitals or extended exclamation marks. But hey, is that such a bad thing?) I cannot WAIT to read all the stories. Thank you SO MUCH for including mine! I cannot tell you how much it means to me! THANK YOU GUYS SO SO SO SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Issabelle Perry

      EEEEEEKKKKK, Faith, I am SO excited that you’re excited!!!!!!!! (Lol, well, all-caps and exclamation marks are some of the best things ever, so I will actually take full responsibility for getting you to use them more. XDDD) WOOHOOOO I am SO thrilled to hear that!!! I cannot wait to be able to share the stories with you and everyone else!!!! They were all SO fantabulous. D’awww, girl, you’re SO welcome!!!! You totally deserved this!! Your story was just so touching and, well, you almost made me cry, girl. (Oh, and your poetry skills are pure gold, girl!!!! Keep up the awesome work!!!! *high fives*) You are just SO VERY welcome!!! Thank YOU for submitting and being a part of Imagine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3333

    • Issabelle Perry

      EEekkk yes, it IS!!!! I am SO glad to hear you’re excited, too!!!!!!!! AAHH YESSS!!!!!! I can’t wait until I get to share all of these awesome stories with everyone!!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!!

    • Issabelle Perry

      AAAHHH YESS CONGRATULATIONS authors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOOO I am SO glad to hear that!!!! More is definitely coming and hopefully y’all won’t have to wait too much longer until the book’s released!!!!! <33333

  • Faith Elizabeth Quelle

    Oh, and sorry for the double comment: I thought the first one was erased ’cause I wrote it last night and nothing showed this morning; both express my feelings quite well!

    • Issabelle Perry

      Oh, that’s TOTALLY okay, Faith!!! (You wouldn’t believe the countless times I’ve sent double comments, so it’s really no stress. XD) Oh, yeah, I SO get that!!!! ❀️❀️❀️

  • Alexa

    I AM SO EXCITED!!!! (Yes, I did just quote your Rapunzel gif. XD But that’s exactly what I feeling like doing right now, dancing around like her!!!) I think this officially wins the prize for the BEST 100 followers celebration EVER!! I’m sure everyone could agree with me! I’m so happy that I got picked because for a minute there I had a bit of self-doubt. But therefore NEVER doubt yourself! πŸ˜‰ I’m so excited to read everyone’s stories when Imagine comes out! Quick question: did you ladies write something for the anthology? I’m just wondering if I will get to read your works in there too because that would be AMAZING! Today must be the day for questions because I’ve got another one! Is it too late to add my last name to my author bio? If it is, then that’s totally okay!! Just thought I would ask.
    I’m BEYOND excited guys! I know Imagine will be WONDERFUL! πŸ¦„ (I just had to add a unicorn in there because you know Imagine, fantasy, novel stuff? XD)

    • Issabelle Perry

      EEEEKKK ALEXA I AM SO EXCITED THAT YOU’RE EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Lol, hey, Rapunzel just got that part perfectly right!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!!) D’awww, girl, THANK YOUUUU!!!!!! I was soooo worried y’all wouldn’t like this idea, but just seeing all of y’all so excited makes me probably more excited than I have ever been about a book’s release!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO YASSSS!!!!!! Girl, NEVER doubt what you’ve got. Cuz even if you didn’t get picked, it STILL would’ve been awesome!!! (*whispers* but I’m glad you got picked too!) Yes, I second that!!! WOOOHOOO!!!! We are sooo excited to be able to share them!!! (Seriously, I think I have said I’m excited more times on this post’s comments than I ever had XD) Aww, first, that makes me SO happy that you think that’d be amazing!!!!!! We actually didn’t write anything, though, because we wanted to focus on all of y’all because you guys are just what makes TWN Teen Writers’ Nook!!!!!!!!!! *hugs* (But I’m thinking about adding a forward in there, and if so, I’ll probably write that if no one else volunteers.) Lol, bring on the questions, girl!!!!!! Oh, right, I am SO sorry I completely spaced to reply to your email about this. *facepalm* The past couple of weeks have been crazy, but I feel so bad for keeping you hanging like that. I am SOOOO sorry!!! πŸ™ Anyway, it is absolutely not late at all!!! The only thing I was wondering was if you wanted your last name to also be added to the name you’re publishing under. Like when we get to your story, do you want it to just be Alexa or Alexa Last Name? THANK YOU SO MUCH for asking!!!!!! <333 It's definitely not too late!!! (And I'll also give everyone a chance to make sure the bio is exactly as they want it before the final publication.)
      WOOHOOO WE'RE SO EXCITED TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEKKK I hope so!! (But of course it will, cuz you guys are awesome writers!!) (Lol, girl, you are a GENIUS!!!!! The unicorn is PERFECT!! *chef's kiss*)

  • Tori

    Heya! So just wondering, any idea when the next tidbits about Imagine will be out? Once everything is finalized and there is a synopsis may I advertise it on my site and Facebook?

    • Issabelle Perry

      At this moment, not really. We do plan to announce soon when the official release date is, I’m just waiting to see how long it takes authors to send back their edited manuscript and how long it takes me to edit stories. But hopefully, I’ll have something by the end of the month. From here it’ll probably be small announcements at the end or beginning of our other posts until the cover reveal happens. Oh, yes, PLEASE feel free to advertise about this whenever you want and wherever you like!!!!!!

  • Kads

    EEK!!!!!!!!!! GUYS GUYS GUYS AAAHHHHHHHHHHHH WE’RE GONNA BE PUBLISHED I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (grace/grey/kadotake/kads/ihavetoomanyaliases/callmewhateveryawant/exceptforlatefordinner here!) it is SO exciting that you guys chose my story to be a part of the anthology, and I’m just so honoured!!! *eyes brimming with happy tears* this doesn’t feel real, ahhhh! (sorry i was late to this post btw, i’m just getting back into the blogosphere after my hiatus and i’m kinda slow with keeping up XDD) but i’m REALLY REALLY AND TRULY excited to be a part of the anthology and am so excited to work with you guys at TWN. Congrats to everyone else who was selected, too! my first ever time being in print gets to be alongside (and published by!!!!) some of my dearest friends – YAY!!!! <33333333 *passes around chips (because everyone always passes out COOKIES AND NOT CHIPS WHICH ARE JUST SUCH GREAT SNACK FOODS)* and i'm EXCITED that i'll have lots of other stories to fangirl about! <33333 anyways, just wanted to say a GIGUNDO THANK YOU for all of this!!!!!!!!! :DDDDDDD

    • Katherine

      πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ AAAAAAHHHHHHHH, YEEESSSSSS, I KNOW, RIGHT?!?!?! IT’S SO EXCITING AND AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Haha, will do.πŸ˜‰ XD) I’m SO excited too that your story will be in it!!!!!!!!!!!! It was so AAAA-MAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Awww, girl, we are so honored to be publishing it!!!!!!!! <333 *hands you a tissue to dab the tears* I can assure you it is real! *winks* (It's TOTALLY alright, girl!!!!!! I completely understand!!! I'm so sorry for my late response!!) AW, I am so happy to hear that!!!!!!!!!❀️ We're SO excited to be working with you too!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, congratulations!!!!!!!!πŸŽ‰ Yep! And for us, our first time publishing something is written by our FANTASTIC friends and INCREDIBLE supporters of TWN!!!!!!!!!!!! <3333333333 *eats some of the chips* (Hey, YOU'RE RIGHT!! Chips ARE just as great and we don't get them enough!πŸ˜‰) ME TOO!!!!!! πŸ˜€ Awww, *smiles* well, a GIGUNDO (I'm totally gonna have to say that word more often XD) YOU'RE WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :DDDDDD Love ya!! <33333333333

      • Kads

        Gosh, it’s actually real! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ XDD I feel like my story is kinda boring compared to the other ones, but, ah, oh well. I wrote what I wrote, ig. XDDD (Oh, don’t worry about it. I myself am responding late here XDDD) I’m really really excited that I’ll be REALLY AND TRULY PUBLISHED FOR THE FIRST TIME AHHH. And the book is coming out 3 days before my birthday!!! :DDDD I’m excited that I’ll have that as an (early) birthday present!!! <33333333333 *hands out ten more bags of chips* LET THE FANGIRLING COMMENCE!!!!!!! Another GIGUNDO THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! XDDD <33333 Love ya too!!!!! <333333 πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

        • Katherine

          Yep, it definitely is!!!πŸ˜‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Girl, trust me, your story is NOT boring! It’s just as FABULOUS as all the other stories!!!!! And I LOVE it!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Eeee, I’m really really REALLY excited that you’ll be PUBLISHED FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ I’m so proud of you, and I know that your stories will make a difference in the world!!!!!!! <3333333 Oh my goodness, THAT'S INCREDIBLE and SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy early birthday!!!!!!!!πŸŽ‚ Awww, I'm glad this will be an early birthday present for you!!!!!! <33333333 *eats the chips and makes a birthday cake for Kads* *hands Kads the birthday cake* YEEEESSSSS!!!!!!!!!! :DDD And another GIGUNDO YOU'RE WELCOME YOU'RE WELCOME YOU'RE WELCOME!!!!!!! XD <3333333 πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

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