Teen Markets

Established & Emerging Teen Writing Markets

Aerie International Literary Magazine for Teen Writing*  Teen Writing: Not yet established (less than 5 years)

**  Teen Writing: Somewhat established markets (5 years or more)

***  Teen Writing: Very established markets (10 years or more)

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AERIE INTERNATIONAL
Teen Writing: We invite honest, innovative, precise poetry of varying subject matter and style. (We rarely print poetry that rhymes.) We welcome short prose, whether fiction or nonfiction, that conveys story and character through image and sensory language and that describes in concise, unfolding scenes rather than interpreting or explaining for the reader. (We are not looking for science fiction, fantasy, horror or romance.) We hope to receive original foreign language poems accompanied by English translations. Founded 2008. See Aerie International website for submission instructions.

 

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THE APPRENTICE WRITER
Published by Susquehanna University, The Apprentice Writer features fiction, poetry, drama, personal essays and photographs by high school students. There are no restrictions on style, subject matter or length (up to 30 pages). We are looking for the best-written work and photography/graphics by high school students (grades 9-12) from the United States. Founded c. 1982. Submission Deadline: March 10, 2016.

 

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ASBURY PULP (fledgling)
Asbury Pulp is open to all genres of flash fiction (literary, urban, Western, weird tale, fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, humor, young adult, etc.). Stories must be 400 – 1,250 words. Ask yourself what’s really at stake in your story, then consider and edit your work carefully before submitting. Brief cover letter required. Go to the website and read formatting requirements carefully before submitting. Founded 2013.

 

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BLACK FOX LITERARY MAGAZINE
Black Fox seeks poetry, personal essays and fiction. We enjoy receiving submissions from underrepresented genres such as: young adult, romance, flash fiction, mystery, etc. We ask that you keep submissions at 5,000 words or less and follow our guidelines for preparing your manuscript. Founded 2011.

 

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THE BLUE PENCIL ONLINE: Where High School Students Publish
Teen Writing: Accepts narrative fiction up to 5,000 words. Submissions to The Blue Pencil Online are read from October through April, with the exception of a break in February, when the Editors are busy as judges for The Bishop Prizes. Submissions are not considered during the summer months. Bishop Prize Prize deadline: January 31, 2014. Founded c. 2008. Window for regular submissions window is November through April. Check the website. Will reopen Fall 2016. (Submissions temporarily closed)

 

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CANVAS LITERARY MAGAZINE (fledgling)
Canvas Teen Literary Journal is an online magazine for teens and by teens. We publish quarterly in May, August, November, and February. Founded 2013. Submissions are now open.

 

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CICADA MAGAZINE
Teen Writing: Cicada challenges our talented and creative readers to answer the Call for Creative Endeavors. For the current theme and rules, cast your wondering eyes at our website. The Arbiters of Creative Endeavors will choose a few selections to run in upcoming issues of Cicada. Fame if not fortune is at your fingertips! Founded 1998. Check website for theme issues.

 

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CLAREMONT REVIEW: International Magazine of Young Adult Writers
The editors of The Claremont Review are looking to publish first class poetry, short stories and short plays by young adult writers (aged 13-19) anywhere in the English speaking world. We publish anything from traditional to post modern, but with a preference for works that reveal something of the human condition. We strongly urge contributors to read back issues of The Claremont Review. That is the best way for you to learn what we are looking for. Founded 1992.

 

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CRASHTEST
Crashtest publishes poetry, stories and creative non-fiction in the form of personal essays, imaginative investigation, experimental interviews, whatever. Be creative! Please read our submission guidelines carefully before submitting. Founded 2010.

 

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THE CUCKOO QUARTERLY (fledgling)
The Cuckoo Quarterly is a literary magazine based in northern England for and by young writers. The theme for Issue 12 is “Voices.” You may submit themed or un-themed poetry, nonfiction, flash fiction and scripts. Founded 2013. See guidelines for word counts and instructions. CURRENTLY CLOSED.

 

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DEAD INK
A UK online webzine, we consider short stories up to 5,000 words in length to be published on the Dead Ink site. Stories must fit in with the Dead Ink style by being challenging, innovative and original. We take risks on challenging, anti-literary literary work by emerging writers. Email submissions to: deadink@live.co.uk. Founded 2011.

 

 

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EDISON LITERARY REVIEW
A New Jersey based literary magazine, the Edison Literary Review invites you to submit 3-5 poems, each 40 lines or fewer. Currently accepting work to be published in the 2017 edition. Editor: Gina Larkin. Founded 2002.

 

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ELAN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LITERARY MAGAZINE
The Élan International Student Literary Magazine accepts original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screen writing, plays, photography and visual art from students currently enrolled in grades 9 through 12. We produce two online editions a school year, one in the Winter and another in the Spring. We combine the two editions into a single Print Edition at the end of each school year. We seek original, innovative, creative and nuanced work from around the world. Founded 1986.

 

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FIGMENT: Write Yourself In
Figment is an online community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors. Whatever you’re into, from sonnets to mysteries, from sci-fi stories to cell phone novels, you can find it all here. Post your work on Figment and each week the editors will select their picks to be featured on the home page. Founded 2011.

 

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HANGING LOOSE
Mail work to High School Editor, Hanging Loose, 231 Wyckoff Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217. Include a note telling us your age, your high school, and any other biographical info you wish to include. Be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient return postage. Send 3 to 6 poems, or 1 to 3 short stories, or an equivalent combination of both. Please Note: We prefer to receive submissions from young writers themselves, rather than from their teachers. We discourage teachers from asking students to submit their work as a class assignment. We prefer teachers to encourage students who take themselves seriously as writers to write us directly. Founded 1966.

 

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HUFFINGTON POST TEEN BLOG
To submit a blog post, go to the Huffington Post contact page, click “Blog Pitch” on the menu bar and fill out the form. A standard pitch should read something like this: Dear Blog Team, Thank you for taking the time to review my post. As you know, most people pay off debt in pretty normal ways. Not me. I moved 3,000 miles away to a tiny Caribbean island in order to get the momentum I needed to knock out my debt once and for all. I’ve included my story below. Thank you for consideration. Sincerely, Catherine Alford. If you have trouble with the submission window, you can email your essay to: blogteam@huffingtonpost.com. Make sure you include your name, phone number and a brief bio, such as: “I am a high school senior at Newark Academy in Livingston, NJ.” If you have a large following (thousand or more) on Twitter, Tumblr, etc. or your own blog, mention that, too. If you have significant publication credits, you can mention those as well. Additional Huffington Post blogs include Black Voices, Gay Voices, Hispanic Voices, Technology and Education. Established 2005.

 

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INDIANOLA REVIEW
The Indianola Review is a quarterly print journal that publishes fiction and nonfiction (up to 6,000 words) and poetry (3-5 poems). The reading period is from April 15 to December 15 each year. Mr. Weiss of the NA language department is currently a nonfiction editor. If you know Mr. Weiss personally, he will give your work to another editor to review. Founded 2015.

 

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LOUISVILLE REVIEW
The Louisville Review accepts submissions of previously unpublished poetry from students in grades K-12. We seek writing that looks for fresh ways to recreate scenes and feelings. Honest emotion and original imagery are more important to a poem than rhyming and big topics—such as life, moralizing, and other abstractions. Include name on every page and include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for reply only. Submissions are recycled. Do not send the only copy of your work. Please note that we cannot review electronic submissions at this time. For guidelines, go to website and click on “Children’s Corner.” Founded 1976.

 

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MIRACLE-E-ZINE (fledgling)
Miracle: Owning Your Creativity: Submissions for Issue 9, The Cage Issue, are currently open. Your submissions can be on any topic though we would love to come across some theme-based works that relate to the idea of cages. Founded 2013. Temporarily CLOSED.

 

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NEON MAGAZINE
Neon publishes literary and slipstream short-form writing. We err towards the dark, and like to experiment with language and form. We have a particular taste for the apocalyptic. Neon is based in the UK, and is published online and in print every quarter. We publish writers from anywhere in the world, and everything we publish is available for free online. Read the magazine before submitting! Please send one short story OR between three and seven poems OR between two and three pieces of flash fiction. Include a cover letter and 50-word biography in the body of the email. See website for details. Founded 2006.

 

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PATERSON LITERARY REVIEW
A New Jersey based literary magazine, the Paterson Literary Review accepts submissions between December 31 and March 1 of each year. Poems under 2 pages. Fiction 1,500 or fewer. High quality only. No formula fiction.

 

 

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POLYPHONY HS
Polyphony H.S. is a student-run national literary magazine for high school writers. As the name suggests, Polyphony H.S. strives to present the voices of high school students from all walks of life. Published annually, they feature poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Writing in Polyphony H. S. shows a level of sophistication unusual in young adult journals. Founded 2008. Annual submission deadline: May 30.

 

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POMONA VALLEY REVIEW
Pomona Valley Review is an annual, online liberal arts journal published by English graduate students of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, byAs mainly a geographic journal, Pomona Valley Review serves in part to portray the current literary environment of the West Coast, but, in particular, Southern California. Our publication largely features the work of upcoming authors who attend colleges and universities throughout Southern California, but we consider work outside of this area equally for submission. Established 2002.

 

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POSTSCRIPT
Postscript is a national nonprofit literary magazine for high school and college students, looking for pieces of poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and essays. We publish quarterly. Submit 2-4 poems, one flash fiction, one essay and/or one creative nonfiction. Founded 2012. (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

 

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RAINTOWN REVIEW
An East Coast based literary magazine, the Raintown Review prefers formal metric and fixed verse poetry. Submit 3-5 poems. See website for guidelines. Editor: Anna Evans. Founded 1997.

 

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Rookie is…

an independently run online magazine and book series founded in 2011 by Editor-in-Chief Tavi Gevinson. We publish writing, photography, and other forms of artwork by and for teenagers (and their cohorts of any age!). Our contributors and readers are from all over the world.

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STILLWATER REVIEW
A New Jersey based literary magazine, the Stillwater Review invites you to submit 3-5 poems. The reading period is September 1 – December 15 each year. Please include a 50-word bio. Founded 2011.

 

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TEEN INK: Magazine, Website and Book Written by Teens since 1989
Teen Ink has no staff writers; we depend completely on you to send writing, art, and photos. There is no charge to submit or be published. All submissions will be considered for publication in Teen Ink’s print magazine and website. Founded 1989.

 

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US 1 WORKSHEETS
U.S. 1 Worksheets is a NJ based literary magazine that invites you to submit up to five poems (no more than 7 pages total) between April 15-June 30th each year. No emailed submissions. Must be postmarked by 6/30. Founded 1973.

 

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VADEMCUM MAGAZINE (fledgling)
Vademecum Magazine is a student-run high school literary magazine publishing poetry, prose, and black-and-white photography. To be considered, all submissions must be received through our Submittable submissions manager. Current submissions response times vary from two weeks to two months. We seek submissions that illuminate the numinous qualities of the workaday, the beauty of the seemingly mundane. No science fiction or adventure. Deadline for Chapbook Contest: December 31, 2013. Founded 2013.

 

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WINTER TANGERINE REVIEW (fledgling)
At Winter Tangerine Review, we want the electric. We want the pieces that you have emptied yourself into. We want the imagery that startles us, that stirs something inside of us that we do not understand. We want the strongest analogies, the most devastating characters, the pieces that have us enthralled from the start. If you think you’ve created something that might do this to us, please submit. Founded 2013. Submissions now OPEN.

 

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YARN: Young Adult Review Network
YARN is an award-winning literary journal that publishes outstanding original short fiction, poetry, and essays for Young Adult readers, written by the writers you know and love, as well as fresh new voices…including teens. Founded 2009.

 

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YOUNG POETS NETWORK
The Young Poets Network is a UK site that lists upcoming contests and magazine calls for submission. Some of the listings are for UK residents only, but many are international. The site allows you to filter your search by age range and type of market.

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