To cultivate healthy collaborations with prolific youth and their families, we welcome proposals from children with brilliant ideas who want to see them grow. If you are the parent of an exceptional child that has a creative idea for a book, play, film, or social demonstration, please submit a proposal. We also welcome proposals from artists, professionals, schools, organizations, and businesses that want to collaborate with us on one of our projects. Charlie’s Port will examine the possibilities in working together. Submission guidelines are below.

Poetry Submissions

We are looking for poems about starting a new year! Submit your New Year’s poem to win a free book! Details here.

General Submissions   

Charlie’s Port only accepts literary works or ideas that are created by children under the age of 18. We like to nurture the talent of young people.


Guidelines vary, depending upon the type of submission. We accept humanitarian and ministry campaign ideas, stand-up comedy acts, visual art collections, screenplays, plays, poems, short stories, and middle grade / young adult books and proposals. As long as it has been created by a child, we will accept the submission. Send a query to Include the following in the body of an email and/or in attachments.

  1. Child’s name and bio (activities, accomplishments, hobbies, etc.)
  2. Parent/Guardian contact information. (If you are a teacher, minister, librarian or other professional, explain why you are submitting the work and what you would like to see happen.)
  3. The proposal. A proposal to us can be a completed book, play, screenplay or poem. It can be a work in development. It can be a plan for a social mission, a social demonstration, or photos of visual art for a gallery proposal. (Note: If you are submitting a completed middle grade or YA book, send a sample of the first 3 chapters, explaining that the book is completed. If you are submitting a work in progress, you can submit the entire work.)

Support Us

Charlie’s Port was a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas for several years, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in New York City. Current contributions are from parents, artists, local Georgia businesses, and artists, all of which help execute our projects and develop new works. We are in the process of obtaining our own 501(c)(3) with the help of Georgia Lawyers For The Arts.