Are you a writer looking to get published? Here are some places to submit your writing:


Pasadena Public Library – Teen Zine

Open to teens ages 12-18, for Pasadena Public Library patrons only. Submissions are open twice a year; deadlines: June 30 and December 31. Submission site:


Light-Bringer Project – The Tomorrow Prize

The Tomorrow Prize for short science fiction by Los Angeles County high school students inspires students to explore their present through speculating about their future and to excel in the art of storytelling. It is open to all 9th to 12th grade students attending schools in LA County. Submissions are open Oct. 2, 2017 to Feb. 26, 2018.


Aerie Magazine

Open to high school students. Deadline: February 1


Bennington College – Young Writers Awards

Annually students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades are invited to enter in one of the categories. We will begin accepting submissions for the next competition on September 4, 2018.


Canvas Literary Journal

We are seeking writers ages 13-18


Cicada Magazine

Teens ages 14+. Year round contests


The Claremont Review

For ages 13-19. Submission periods:  January 15 – March 15;  April 15 – May 15


Columbia College – Young Authors Writing Competition

Open to high school students. Submissions will be accepted from November 15, 2017, through January 16, 2018.


The Critical Pass Review – Critical Junior Poet’s Award

For ages 13-18. Our reading period for the 2018 Critical Junior Poet’s Award contest begins on
November 1, 2017 with all submissions due by September 1, 2018


Hypernova Lit

“A Stellar Flare of Young Adult Writing and Visual Art”



This is a free novel contest. If you have a novel over 20,000 words, you can submit it.


Kenyon Review – The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers

Poetry. Open to high school sophomores and juniors. Deadline: November 30 annually


Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest

For girls in 10th-11th grade only. Deadline: October


One Teen Story

For ages 13-19. Submission periods: January 15 – May 31; September 1 – November 14


Princeton University – Leonard L. Milberg ’53 High School Poetry Prize

Recognizes outstanding work by student writers in the 11th grade. Open in fall only.


Rattle – Young Poets Anthology

The author of the poem must have been age 16 or younger when the poem was written, and 18 or younger when submitted. Deadline: June 15.


Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

For students in grades 7-12. Deadlines vary by region.


Teen Ink

For ages 13-19. Accepting submissions year-round.


Telling Room

For ages 6-18


VSA Playwright Discovery Program Competition

Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18. Deadline: January


Womens E-News – Teen Voices

Journalists. For girls ages 13-19


Writopia Lab

Playwrights. For students in grades 1st-12th. Deadline: February 1


Young Playwrights Festival

Playwrights. For ages 9-19. Submission period starts in January


YouthPLAYS – New Voices Contest

For ages 19 and younger. Accepting submissions starting Jan. 1.



For more places to submit your work, check out these blog posts:

33 Writing Contests For Teens

The Telling Room – Places to Publish


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