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The Adroit Journal is a highly respected online literary magazine run entirely by high school and college students, with opportunities for students both to submit work and to become prose or poetry readers and editors on the magazine’s board.

Bright Lite is an independent magazine created for girls, ages 8 to 15. Every issue, we strive to give young girls a place to express their experiences and reflections on a central theme. We, at Bright Lite, strongly believe that it is never too early to start communicating and connecting with one another. Our quarterly magazine will be a collection of submissions from girls all over the world, including photos, interviews, articles, recipes, crafts, journals, music and advice curated just for them.Focusing on that incredible time of just being a kid; that blissful part of youth before dating, parties, and ‘coolness’ seem to distract us from simply being in wonder of the world.

Canvas is a highly respected teen literary journal that is published quarterly and works to maintain an environment of, “for teens, by teens.” Submissions ranging from fiction, poetry, plays, creative nonfiction, video/audio poems, even artwork, from 13-18 year-olds are all accepted.

Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors.

Iris is a new literary magazine for LGBTQAI+ young adults and their allies! Iris publishes fiction, poetry, and artwork, and aims to be a safe place for young adults – a magazine which features engaging, transporting, challenging stories that offer a breath of fresh air in the young adult literary market.

Launch Pad  publishes stories, art, poetry, nonfiction, and book reviews by kids ages 6 – 14

Lip Magazine offers a place for female authors ages 14-25 to write about the problems and triumphs relevant to them. There is room to submit articles, essays, short stories, poetry, reviews and even artwork. Lip hopes to address the serious topics that plague their readers and contributors, and wish to stay far away from the “crass sex advice and body-shaming fashion pages” of many media giants. Instead they aim to, “provide intelligent, thoughtful content for our equally intelligent and thoughtful readers.

Magic Dragon is a quarterly publication that presents writing and art created by children in the elementary school grades in a magazine of quality four-color printing and graphic display.

New Moon Girls is a website and magazine written by and for girls aged 8-15

One Teen Story is looking for great short stories written for the young adult audience ages 13 and up. These stories should deal with the teen experience (issues of identity, friendship, family, coming-of-age, etc.) and should be geared primarily toward an audience of teen readers. We’re open to all genres of literary fiction between 2,000 and 4,500 words.

Stone Soup is a 30-year-old magazine for young people who love to read, write, and draw. Published in print form every two months, each issue contains 48 pages of stories, poems, book reviews, and illustrations by writers and artists aged 8-13.
Skipping Stones is a nonprofit magazine for writers aged 8-16 that encourages communication, cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and environmental richness

Teen Ink – This site accepts art, poems, stories, personal narratives, college admission essays, and reviews of favorite (and least favorite) movies, books, colleges, and websites for their monthly print and online magazine

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.

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A select list of children’s, teen, and young adult publications in print and online that have open submissions with guidelines, an editorial selection process, and a regular print cycle. Some publish only young writers, some publish all ages for young readers. For more specific submission guidelines, visit the publication’s website.


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