One Teen Story accepts unsolicited submissions

Posted on March 2, 2015

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One Teen Story logoOne Teen Story is a literary magazine for teens and adults who read young adult fiction. Each issue features one amazing YA short story.

Unsolicited submissions are accepted throughout the year. One Teen Story accepts submissions from writers of all ages. 8 of the 12 stories they publish are written by established and emerging adult authors of literary YA fiction. 4 of the 12 are written by teens. For a list of writers they have published in the past, and short samples of their stories, please visit the past issues page.

What kind of stories is One Teen Story looking for?

One Teen Story is looking for great short stories written for the young adult audience ages 13 and up. These stories should deal with the teen experience (issues of identity, friendship, family, coming-of-age, etc.) and should be geared primarily toward an audience of teen readers. With that in mind, gratuitous profanity, sex and drug use are best avoided. They are open to all genres of literary fiction. They only accept stories that are strong enough to stand alone. They are not open to excerpts from novels-in-progress.

Length:  2,000 – 4,500 words

Payment:  $500 and 25 contributor copies

Reprints:  No

Rights:  First North American Serial Rights (FNASR)

Submissions:  Online submissions only

For more information visit One Teen Story Submission Guidelines

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