10 Publications for Young Writers and Artists

Young Writers Are Getting Published

If you're like many young creative writers who have been writing for years and are now ready to try to get published then you're in luck. There are a bunch of magazines (in print and online) that accept original work (including artwork) from youngsters as young as 11 years of age. 

However, before you send work out with the hope of being published, it's worth taking a look at how you should submit your short stories, poems, and other literary pieces as well as art.

The Claremont Review

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"The Claremont Review" publishes high-quality poetry, stories, and short plays by writers aged 13-19. Though it's based in Canada, the "Claremont Review" showcases writers from all over the English-speaking world, so don't shy away from this publication if you live in the U.S., or elsewhere

Cicada

Though "Cicada," a magazine filled with stories and poems written for young adults, is such a fan-favorite it's not always able to accept blind submissions, the quality of the periodical is such that you should give it a try. Also, "Cicada" offers regular contests for writers so it's good to stay on top of this magazine. 

KidSpirit

Founded in 2008, "KidSpirit" is an unaffiliated spiritual magazine for young people aged 11-15. It targets young people who hail from all kinds of backgrounds (and affiliations). The common denominator is that the "KidSpirit" audience likes to think about "the meaning of life and the big questions that affect us all."

New Moon (For Girls)

Eighty percent of "New Moon's" content is written by girls and content written by adults is researched and recommended by girls. Refreshingly, "New Moon" is also committed to providing advertising-free space in both online and in print.

Polyphony H. S.

"Polyphony H. S." is a student-run national magazine offering fiction, non-fiction, and poetry content. The only negative is that the magazine only appears once a year but when it does appear, the writing is always top notch.

Skipping Stones

"Skipping Stones" is a nonprofit magazine for writers aged 8-16. The magazine encourages communication, cooperation, creativity, and celebration that focuses on culture and the environment. "Skipping Stones" magazine is also ad-free.

Stone Soup

"Stone Soup" magazine has been around for 30 years and is written for young people who love to read, write, and draw. It is published (in print form) ​every two months and each issue contains 48 pages of stories, poems, book reviews, and illustrations by writers and artists aged 8-13.

Teen Ink

"Teen Ink," is an eclectic monthly magazine, book series, and website written entirely by teenagers. It publishes articles on politics, the environment, health, and culture, as well as poetry, short stories, reviews, and art. 

Teen Voices (Girls and Young Adult Women)

"Teen Voices" is a magazine written by and for girls and young woman between the ages of 13-19. The magazine has an activist voice and accepts written pieces as well as artist

What If? (Canadian Writers)

"What If?" is a Canadian magazine for young people that is published four times a year. "What If?" accepts material from Canadians (only) between the ages of 12-19.