If your child loves to create stories, there are two websites that will encourage this skill by publishing the effort.
1. At http://www.Boomwriter.com young writers pick a story start and then make Chapter Two their own. Other children vote on which second chapter they like best, and so on until the story is completed. Then the finished books are available to purchase.
2. Writers and Artists are invited to submit to the print magazine STONE SOUP. This magazine publishes the work of children aged 8-13. To learn more and read some of the stories visit: http://www.Stonesoup.com
3. Older children might want to check out THE SLAM feature of CICADA Magazine. Writers submit their poems to the online forum and have them critiqued by other readers. The best ones make it into the magazine each month. http://www.cicadamag.com/theslam