Markets for Tween and Teen Writers

Posted on January 18, 2010


Stone Soup
Stone Soup is made up of stories, poems, book reviews, and art by young people through age 13. Although all the writing we publish is in English, we accept work from all over the world. To get an idea of the kind of work we like, please look through our Archive of Children’s Writing.

Payment: $40

Submit by mail to: Stone Soup Submissions Dept., PO Box 83, Santa Cruz, CA 95063

Click here for Stone Soup Contributor Guidelines

Girls’ Life
The Girls’ Life website accepts submissions of articles, poetry and short fiction from writers under the age of 18.

Payment: None

Submit by mail to: Website Editor, Girls’ Life Magazine, 4529 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214

Submit by email to:

Click here for Girls Life Writer’s Guidelines

Speak Up
Speak Up Press publishes the literary journal, Speak Up, featuring the original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays, photography, and artwork of teens from 13 to 19 years old. Speak Up accepts submissions from teen writers and artists around the world.

Payment: None

Submit by mail to: Speak Up Press, PO Box 100506, Denver, CO 80250

Submit by email to: (in the body of email, no attachments)

Click here for Submission Guidelines for Speak Up

Teen Ink
A national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work. Distributed through classrooms by English teachers, Creative Writing teachers, Journalism teachers and art teachers around the country, Teen Ink magazine offers some of the most thoughtful and creative work generated by teens and has the largest distribution of any publication of its kind. We have no staff writers or artists; we depend completely on submissions from teenagers nationwide for our content. We offer teenagers the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on the issues that affect their lives – everything from love and family to teen smoking and community service. Hundreds of thousands of students have submitted their work to us and we have published more than 45,000 teens since 1989.

Payment: None

How to submit: Go to Sign Up and Join Teen Ink to register and begin submitting online

The Claremont Review
The editors of The Claremont Review are looking to publish first class poetry, short stories and short plays by young adult writers (aged 13-19) anywhere in the English speaking world. What are we looking for? We publish anything from traditional to post modern, but with a preference for works that reveal something of the human condition. We strongly urge contributors to read back issues of The Claremont Review. That is the best way for you to learn what we are looking for.

Payment: None

Submit by mail to: The Claremont Review, 4980 Wesley Road, Victoria, BC V8Y 1Y9, Canada

Young Writer Magazine
Young Writer would love to see your writing and might even publish it in Young Writer magazine or on their website. It can be anything that you want to say, prose or poetry, fiction or non-fiction. Just make sure it is your own unaided work, write it as well as you can and send it. 

Payment: None

Submit by mail to: Young Writer Magazine, Warners Group Publications, Fifth Floor, 31-32 Park Row, Leeds, LS1 5JD, United Kingdom

Submit by email to: (under 600 words in length, please!)

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