Where to Get Published:

A List for Teen Writers

Some of the publications on this list were sourced from Publications for Young Writers – Young Writers Are Getting Published – By Ginny Wiehardt.

Canvas Teen Literary Journal is published quarterly in print, ebook, web, video, and audio formats. http://canvasliteraryjournal.com/submit/

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. http://yareview.net/how-to-submit/

 The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland, Maine, dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers. Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, we seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students. We believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for future success. Places to Publish:  http://www.tellingroom.org/get-published/places-publish

Plasma Dolphin – a new location accepting writing from teen authors


Young Authors Guide: Where young writers can find literary magazines to read, places to publish their writing (including scriptwriting, films, filmmaking), and legitimate contests. 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 are kept up to date. Some publish only young writers, some publish all ages for young readers. For specific submission guidelines, visit the publication’s website.


Cicada challenges our talented and creative readers to answer the Call for Creative Endeavors. For the current theme and rules, cast your wondering eyes below. 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! Click on General Submissions.


The Claremont Review is a magazine that showcases inspiring young adult writers. We publish twice a year, spring and fall.


KidSpirit Magazine is a unique, unaffiliated spiritual magazine written by and for 11 to 15 year olds. Our goal is to foster dialogue and understanding among kids of diverse backgrounds and traditions about values, spirituality and life’s big questions.


New Moon Girls magazine is 100% advertising-free and dedicated to helping girls discover and honor their true selves. Created by girls, for girls, every issue is pure inspiration!


Polyphony H.S. is a student-run national literary magazine for high school writers and editors. Our mission is to create a high-quality literary magazine written, edited, and published by high school students.


Teen Ink is a magazine, website, and book series founded in 1989 and written entirely by teens. The magazine has a circulation of over 350,000 and includes articles on politics, the environment, health, travel, college applications, and culture, as well as poetry, short stories, reviews, and art. The magazine is published monthly, from September to June, by the Young Authors Foundation, a nonprofit organization.


The link takes you to a page of links to resources and publishers of work by teens from Writing-World.com. This is a great site for writers to explore for resources on every genre of writing and for tips on approaching editors and publishers.


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