15 Magazines that Publish Writing by Children and Teens

Written by Emily Harstone

The following is a list of literary journals and magazines that publish writing by children and teenagers.

Some of them accept submissions from adults – and all of them accept submissions from youth of various ages.


Teens and Children

1. Ember
Ember publishes fiction, poetry, and creative non fiction by writers 10 and up. That means adults can submit to. Learn more here.

2. Amazing Kids E-zine
This educational non-profit publishes work of kids between the ages of 5-13 as well as teens up to the age of 17. To learn more visit their submission guidelines here. They publish a wider variety of work than most traditional journals and are interested in non-fiction, fiction, poems, videos, reviews, and more.

3. Cuckoo Quarterly
An online literary journal for writers between the ages of 12 and 18. They are based in the UK. They are looking for submissions of poetry, periodicals, short stories, essays and opinion pieces. Learn more here.

4. Guardian Angel Kids

A paying market that is looking for Fiction, articles, poetry, and actaveties written by children and young teens up to the age of 14. You can learn more here.


5. Stone Soup
This magazine by and for children has been around for over forty years. They publish work by and for 8-13 year olds. They publish stories and poems. Their website contains a lot of helpful tips about what they are specifically looking to publish. Learn more here.

6. American Girls Magazine
American Girls Magazine is only open to unsolicited submissions from children. They accept submissions of crafts, recipes, puzzles, profiles, drawings, jokes, letters, You can read their guidelines here.

7. Creative Kids
A magazine that is run by a group of kids and teens and publishes work by children between the ages 8-14. They publish artwork as well as writing. Learn more here.

8. BALLOONS Literary Journal
An online journal that publishes poetry, fiction and art that is primarily aimed at young readers aged around 10-16. They accept submissions from adults and teens.Read our full review here.

9. Cicada
Cicada one of the oldest and most respected literary journals for teens accepts submissions of stories and poetry from teens ages 14 and up. You can learn more here (scroll down to the bottom).

10. Adroit Journal
A literary magazine run entirely by high school and college students. Adroit publishes poetry, fiction, flash fiction, art/photography, and cross-genre works with separate submissions for “adults” and those “under the age of 21.” You can visit their website here.

11. The Apprentice Writer
This literary journal is run by Susqehanna Universities Creative writing program. They publish work only by high school students. Every September they send copies of the journal to nearly 3,500 schools.
You can learn more here.

12. Canvas Literary Journal
This print journal is for and by teenagers. You can learn more at their website here.

13. Élan
They accept original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, screen writing, plays and visual art from students in grades 9 through 12. They publish two online and one print issue a year. You can learn more here.

14. Tunnel
An e-zine for writers who are teenagers or ‘fresh’. Learn more at their website here.

15. Teen Ink
A print magazine and a website that publishes work by teenagers intended to be read by teenagers. They have extensive submission guidelines and require registration but they are open to a wide variety (and lengths) of writing. Learn more here.


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