Fiction and Essays Submissions OPEN!

Send us your best YA fiction, poetry, and essays! We’re back open for business, searching for the best YA short form for our Spring-Summer 2016 Edition!  Be sure to read our submission guidelines first!!


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  1. Hannah Sant says:

    Is this website still operating? I can’t tell from how recently the essays were, but it looks like one of the more recent ones was from a year and a half ago, so as of January 2019 are you still publishing essays?

    – Hannah

  2. Hannah,

    It is still operating. We don’t receive many essay submissions, but if you have one, you should send it in. Thanks for your interest.

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