Believe it or not, you can get published! Below is a list of publications that accept submissions from teens. Some pay and some don’t, but all are count as publishing credits toward your writing career. Check them out!
If you experience a bad link or discover that one of these publications does not accept submissions from teens, please email me so I can fix it! Thanks!
Aletheia Writing Magazine: Creativity for Christian teens.
Appleseeds: General social studies for ages 6-9.
Babybug: Listening and learning for toddlers and preschoolers.
Boy’s Life: A magazine for all boys.
Calliope: World history for ages 9-14.
Christian Communicator: A magazine for Christian writers. A good way to break in might be to interview an author, editor, or agent.
Cicada: High-quality literary magazine for teenagers and young adults.
The Claremont Review: A biannual magazine that showcases teen writers ages 13-19.
Cobblestone: American history for ages 9-14.
Cricket: Award winning fiction for ages 9-14.
Cyberteens: An online Young Adult ezine.
Devo’Zine: A devotional magazine for teens and by teens. (Click on the Writer’s Corner link on the left-hand menu.)
Dig: Archeology for ages 9-14.
Encounter: Christian magazine for Jr. and Sr. high school students.
Faces: World cultures and geography for ages 9-14.
Frodo’s Notebook: A journal of teens, literature, and the arts for ages 13-19.
Guide: A Christian magazine for youth ages 10-14.
Highlights for Children: A story and activity magazine for children ages 6-12. *They do not pay authors under age 16.
Insight: A weekly magazine for teens age 13-19 published through the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Ladybug: Stories and poems for ages 2-7.
Listen: A magazine promoting good physical, mental, and social health and drug prevention.
Merlyn’s Pen: Fiction, essays, and poems by America’s teens.
New Moon: Bringing girls’ voices to the world.
Odyssey: Science for ages 9-14.
Pockets: A wholesome devotional magazine for 6-12 year olds.
QuickTales Quarterly (or Q2 for short): showcases high-quality short fiction from new writers, established authors, and everyone in between, written from a Christian worldview.
Relate: A magazine for fun-loving, motivated, smart girls.
Shine Brightly: A Christian magazine for girls 9-14.
Skipping Stones: A culturally diverse magazine for young readers ages 8-16.
Sparkle: A Christian magazine designed for girls in first through third grade.
Spider: A reading and activity magazine for kids ages 6-9.
Starsongs Magazine: A general market quarterly magazine for kids by kids ages 9-19.
Stone Soup: Welcomes submissionis for kids through age 13.
Student Leader Magazine: The official publication of ASGA.
Student Leadership Journal: A magazine for student leaders.
Susie Magazine: Creative Corner
Teen Ink: Written by teens ages 13-19.
Tiny Giant: For youth ages 12-20.