Call for Submissions—Young Writers

If you are a teenager currently enrolled in high school, grades 9-12, Crashtest, the new online literary magazine for high school writers, would like to hear from you!

Crashtest publishes poetry, stories and creative non-fiction in the form of personal essays, imaginative investigation, experimental interviews, or whatever else you would like to call it. We’re looking for writing that has both a perspective and a personality. We’re looking for authors who have something to say. Check us out at
Guidelines: Crashtest only accepts email submissions. Send submissions, in the form of a .doc or .rtf attachment only, and any queries to (replace (at) with @ in sending e-mail)

Poetry: 3-5 poems at a time.

Fiction: 1 piece at a time (no word or page limit)

Creative Non-Fiction: 1 piece at a time (no word or page limit)

Please go to for complete guidelines.

Publishing Venues for CHILDREN ONLY

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  • Chix Lit
    literary 'zine for girls ages 7 to 17 that is looking for poems, short stories, songs, rants, and reviews from girls

  • Creative Kids
    Nation’s largest magazine by and for kids 8-14

  • Highlights for Kidds
    Every month, they publish readers’ work in magazine. If you’d like to send us something to be considered for publication, they’d love to see it! They welcome drawings, poems, jokes, riddles, tongue twisters, stories, science questions, book reviews, Creatures Nobody Has Ever Seen!, recipes, craft ideas, letters to Dear Highlights, and dinosaur drawings, jokes, and questions.

  • KidPub
    Large collection of stories by children. You must pay 6.95 for a lifetime membership which will allow your child to publish an unlimited amount of stories

  • New Moon Magazine for Girls
    Publishes work by girls 8-12 and by women 13 and up. Great deal of the content is child generated.

  • Skipping Stones--An International, multicultural Magazine
    Publishes work by Children 8 to 14 and Adults

    Magazine made up entirely of the creative work of children--8 to 13. Young people from all over the world contribute their stories, poems, book reviews, and art work to Stone Soup.

  • Teen Ink
    Art, stories, poems, and reviews by 13 to 19 year-olds

  • Teen Voices
    Quarterly provides a forum for teenage girls by publishing their poems, essays, letters, and stories.

  • The Squid
    Humor, Horror, Sci-fi, Fantasy. Accepts work ONLY from Middle schoolers and High Schoolers (i.e. 12-18 year olds) Reads submissions only during the traditional school year

  • The Writers' Slate
    Three issues a year contain poetry and prose by students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, as well as fiction and essays by teachers

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