It’s Time to Submit!

Submissions are now open, and we’re eager to read your wonderful short stories, poems, and essays. 



© Laura Williams McCaffrey


We’re rested and refreshed after out summer break, and we already have a few things in the works for Spring-Summer 2018 season. We’re also excited to read what’s on your desk — and add it to the next season. To find out more about our editors, assistant editors, and readers, check out our Meet the Editors & Readers page. Also, remember to read How to Submit. Then sit at that desk, polish your work, and send it our way!

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  1. mary Chrostowski says:

    I have a story which I’m sure you’ll want to read.

    Are you taking short stories?

    I find that there isn’t enough Young adult sites.

    Mary Chrostowski

  2. Lourdes Keochgerien says:

    YES! We are currently taking submissions. Looking forward to seeing what you send.

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