Where to Publish Writing by Teens & Older Students

Stone Soup publishes work by young people up to age 13, but as our writers and artists get older they still want to keep creating–and publishing–their work! To help our readers, writers and artists move on to the next stage of their creative journey we have put together a list (in alphabetical order) of publishing options for teens and older kids, below. If you know of, or find out about, another venue for teen writers that you think ought to be on this page, then please write to us at stonesoup@stonesoup.com. We want make sure all of our Stone Soup writers and artists keep on making and sharing their creative work far into their futures, and that we and our readers hear about it!


The Blue Pencil

Age Range: 12-18
Accepts: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, plays

The Blue Pencil is a publication edited and produced by the Walnut Hill Writing, Film & Media Arts Department, and publishes literary work by high school writers, ages 12–18, from around the world. The publication recently revised its format, to include more film and other media arts. Browse their previous issues and connect with them via the link.




Age Range: 13-18
Accepts: Fiction, poetry, plays, creative nonfiction, new media, art

Established in Spring 2013 in conjunction with the Writers & Books Literary Center in Rochester, New York, Canvas is a quarterly literary journal edited by teens. It’s available in print, ebook, web, video, and audio formats.



Celebrating Art

Age Range: grades K-12
Accepts: Art in the form of still digital images

This publication holds regular periodic art contests, and publishes the winners in an art book anthology (around 20% or so of the submissions get chosen). Works are judged in four divisions: grades K–3, grades 4–6, grades 7–9, and grades 10–12. Winners receive prizes, listed on their website.



The Claremont Review (publication currently on hold)

Age Range: 13-19
Accepted: Fiction, poetry, plays, interviews, art in the form of still digital images

First published in 1992, The Claremont Review published short stories, poems, short plays, graphic art, photography, and interviews each year in the spring and fall, although no fall 2018 or spring 2019 issues are planned. Visit their facebook page for updates on this publication’s current status.



Launch Pad

Age Range: 6 to 14
Accepts: Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and illustrations by assignment

Launch Pad publishes stories, art, poetry, nonfiction, and book reviews by kids ages 6–14, matching up authors and illustrators. The material is offered in PDF format that readers can read on screen or download for offline viewing.


The Milking Cat

Age Range: teenagers/high school
Accepts: Comedy

The Milking Cat is an online comedy magazine dedicated to teen comedians. Run by high school students across the country, the website publishes original comedy of all media types and takes submissions. The Milking Cat is the place to be for young comics.

Student staff applications

New Moon Girls

Age Range: girls 8 & up
Accepts: Fiction, poetry, personal essays, how-to articles, art, comics, photography

New Moon Magazine is aimed specifically at female tweens and teens, and offers them a place of inspiration, connection and support where they can stay deeply connected to their true interests, abilities, and hopes.  The magazine is offered in both print and electronic format, and their website offers an online community with a moderated forum.



Polyphony Lit.

Age Range: grades 9-12
Accepts: Fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction

Polyphony Lit is a student-run international literary magazine for high school writers and editors. Submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction are accepted through May 31 of each year and are eligible for the Claudia Ann Seaman Awards for Young Writers. We invite high school students to join our student editorial board, which provides editorial feedback for every submission.



Teen Ink

Age Range: 13 to 19
Accepts: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reviews, art

 Teen Ink is a national magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos, and forums. For over 25 years, it’s offered teens a place to publish their creative work and opinions on issues that affect their lives.



Age Range: 13 and up
Accepts: Poetry, fiction, plays, nonfiction

Underlined’s structure is different from a traditional magazine. It is an online community where, rather than being organised by a team of editors, students publish their own works, and earn badges by participating as both a writer and reviewer. Underlined hosts contests, polls and quizzes, and online groups.



Young Writers Project

Age Range: “youths”
Accepts: Writing and digital media

Young Writers Project welcomes participants from outside of its home base of Vermont and publishes a range of titles including young writers’ work. These include YWP Anthologies and The Voice digital magazine, as well as further publication opportunities with local and national newspapers and other digital publishing venues. It seeks out the best work of youths, regardless of where they live.

Sample Issue of The Voice

The WEIGHT Journal

Age Range: High School Students
Accepts: Writing

Started by teachers, The WEIGHT Journal who wanted a place where high school students could publish the creative writing they are producing while in self-isolation because of COVID-19.


Write the World

Age Range: 13-18
Accepts: Poetry, fiction, nonfiction, reflections, journalism, plays

Write the World is a free online global writing community for ages 13-18 from around the world. It’s a supportive, moderated environment where young writers can post their work, respond to ever-changing prompts in a variety of genres, enter monthly writing competitions, give and receive feedback, and much more! Writers also have the opportunity to be featured in Write the World Review, our literary journal publishing the best writing from the site.


Auroras & Blossoms PoArtMo Anthology

Age Range: 13-16
Accepts: Poetry, fiction, art, flash fiction

Auroras & Blossoms is publishing an anthology specifically for authors ages 13 through 16. They are looking for poetry, art, short stories, six word stories, essays and flash fiction created in 2020 and 2021 for potential inclusion in a digital anthology that will be published early next year. Visit their website below for more information.


The Stirling Review

Age Range: 14-22
Accepts: All forms of poetry under 1000 words, all forms of prose under 1500 words, electronic art submissions of any kind

The Stirling Review is a quarterly magazine that believes in the unique power of young writers to speak words that spark change and craft pieces that shine like stars. At the review, we aim to amplify their light, by publishing the best work from artists and writers aged 14-22, regardless of past publications.


StudentKind Literary Journal

Age Range: 13-18
Accepts: All forms of poetry under 1000 words, all forms of prose between 1000-7000 words

StudentKind Literary Journal is a student developed and operated online magazine designed to amplify our next generation of great minds. With free subscriptions and zero submission fees, anyone with a passion for the world of literature has a home with us! Alongside quality work from talented teen writers across the world, visit our website and social media for regular writing prompts, book recommendations, and more.


Ice Lolly Review

Age Range: 12-16
Accepts: Creative nonfiction, fiction, haikus, poems, plays, spoken word, etc.

Ice Lolly Review provides young writing enthusiasts everywhere with a pastel themed publication and projects/contests specifically for young writers. Writers have a vision they want to share, and they have a voice that they want to get out there. Ice Lolly Review hopes to help budding writers grow their voice and their confidence. If you’re a young writer who’s working on a project or workshop feel free to reach out to for any advice or assistance!


Words with Weight

Age Range: 13-25
Accepts: Poetry, journalism, literary analysis, book reviews, satire, memoir, critical essays, art, photography

Words With Weight accepts innovative pieces that explore themes of social justice, politics, and introspection. It welcomes all forms of the written word, including poetry, journalism, literary analysis, film/book reviews, dramatic script, satire, personal memoir, and critical essays, as well as art and photography.