I often get emails from young writers, or their teachers and parents. How and where to get published is the main question. Below are sites that cater to the younger writer. Not only do they provide a ton of information about getting published and the craft of writing, but these sites also provide a forum for writers to get critiqued and to find others with similar interests.
Also, a good-sized section of the annually published Children’s Writer & Illustrator’s Market guide is devoted to concerns that publish writing by young writers. (This book is available at many libraries, or may be purchased.)
To be honest, it is even more difficult for a young writer to catch the eye of a traditional publisher than it is for an older writer. Publishers are inundated with thousands of manuscripts from young and old. My best advice is to learn the ropes here and move on to submitting stories and poems, etc.
Just don’t give up!
An extensive list at the Teaching Authors website:
AdLit: All about Adolescent Literature
Creative Kids Magazine (8-16)
Frodo’s Notebook (teens)
Hanging Loose (9th-12th)
Kid Book Ink
Kids’ Space (up to 13)
Letters About Literature
Merlyn’s Pen (teens)
New Pages Site
Poetry Zone (4-18)
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards