Do you dream of connecting with other young writers?

Do you long for a community that understands what it’s like to be young and in love with the publishing world?

Writers like you are full of innovative ideas and boundless creativity; but, for some, it’s hard to find a place to hone or share your work with other writers like you.

We created Ch1Con for writers like you.

The Chapter One Young Writers Conference (or Ch1Con) is a organization run by and for teens and young adults.

Our team is here to help you:img_0582

  • Meet fellow up-and-coming young writers.
  • Learn from young, industry professionals and authors how bestselling books are published.
  • Become the best writer you can be!

Ch1Con has given dozens of young writers the foundation they need to flourish in the publishing world. We’ve worked hard to create a tight-knit, supportive writing community that can support careers (and foster lifelong friendships).

If you’re ready to network, meet new friends, and find your next step towards getting published, join us at the Chapter One Young Writers Conference!

REGISTER NOW

Twenty-one or over and interested in our organization?

Check out our sister-conference Ch21Con!

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“This organization has provided me with a community and the confidence to share my voice…”

Emily W.

Ch1Con has been such a pivotal influence on my writing experience. As a young writer, it is a bit daunting trying to find one’s place in the world of words. Before my first conference, writing was just a hobby of mine—a really, really intense hobby. Now, I am pursuing careers involving it. This organization has provided me with a community and the confidence to share my voice through what I pen and type. That’s not to mention all of the resources—from anthology competitions that lead to first publications, to mentorships with explicit insider tips, to writing buddies from different states whom I can turn to at any moment for advice—that the people behind the tomato put so much work into. Joining Ch1Con is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I cannot wait to attribute my success to them in the future!

Emily W.

“The second I walked into the event, they opened their arms and welcomed me into the group…

Emily T. @ebthompson93

When I first heard about Ch1Con, I was So. Excited. that there was a writing conference specifically for younger writers. Going into the conference weekend, I was nervous, as all the people involved seemed intimidating. BUT, the second I walked into the event, they opened their arms and welcomed me into the group and I have never felt so at home. The people running the con are so friendly, inclusive and informative, that anytime I hear about a young writer, I always send them this way. These people are the best sort of people and I cannot recommend Ch1Con enough.

Emily T.