The Write Way to Publish Your Writing

  • Here are some sites for publishing your writing.  These sites should be legitimate ones.  If you find that any site is not legitimate, please let me know at once.  

    By the way, you may enter my name if the site asks for the name of your teacher.  Just let me know when you have submitted.  

    • "Teen Ink (is) a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos, and forums. For over 25 years, Teen Ink has offered teens the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on issues that affect their lives – everything from love and family to school, current events, and self-esteem. Hundreds of thousands of students, aged 13 -19, have submitted their work to us and we have published more than 55,000 teens since 1989.

      Distributed through classrooms by English and Art teachers, and available in libraries nationwide, Teen Ink magazine offers some of the most thoughtful and creative work generated by teens today. We have no staff writers or artists; we depend completely on submissions from teenagers around the world for our content. Teen Ink has the largest distribution of any publication of its kind."

      The URL is:  .

    • "Canvas is a highly-respected teen literary journal that is published quarterly and works to maintain an environment of, "for teens, by teens."  Submissions ranging from fiction, poetry, plays, creative nonfiction, video/audio poems, even artwork, from 13-18 years old are all accepted."  The URL is:  .

    • "Creative Kids magazine is the only magazine by kids for kids, ages 8–16. Everything in the magazine is written or created by kids just like you (except for the editor's note).

      Creative Kids was started more than 20 years ago as a publication to support the work of kids across the world. Today, we publish four quarterly, full-color issues each year, including the super-sized (52-page) issue each summer. The staff includes editors with experience in teaching and working with talented kids, five senior contributors ages 14–18, and an advisory board of 12 students ages 8–16."  The URL is:  .

    • Stone Soup is printed six times a year and is entirely made up of stories, poems, book reviews, and artwork by children. Include your name, age, home address, phone number, and e-mail address if you have one in an envelope with a copy of your work (not the original!) to Stone Soup Submissions Dept., P.O. Box 83, Santa Cruz, CA 95063. Submissions can be up to 2500 words, and you may send multiple submissions in the same envelope. Visit their website for more info."

    • "Since 1985, Merlyn's Pen has supported teachers who promote creativity, critical thinking, and writing. Through its classroom magazines (1985-2002) and teaching guides, paperback collections, workbooks, audio tapes, staged readings, writing contests, and summer- and distance-learning programs, it has touched the lives of millions of students in America. Its most public service since 2003 has been the New Library of Young Adult Writing, which showcases outstanding works of fiction and nonfiction authored by America's teens, grades 6-12. Literature in the New Library gives heart to beginning writers. To advanced teen writers, the Library is an online resource of successful models to explore, engage, and emulate.  When discussed in secondary classrooms, this literature sparks critical thinking and discussion about topics important in teen life."

    • The Claremont Review, an international magazine, "is published twice a year—spring and fall—and welcomes poetry, short stories, and nonfiction writing. They steer clear of science fiction, fantasy, romance, and rhyming poetry. Type your submission and include a cover page with your name, address, phone number, email, and a brief bio. Include a self addressed, stamped envelope (the magazine is located in Canada—see their website for how to arrange international reply mail). All work submitted receives a personal response. More info available at their website. Send submissions to: The Claremont Review, 4980 Wesley Road, Victoria, BC V8Y 1Y9, Canada."  The URL is:  .

    • "Skipping Stones is "A magazine that celebrates ecological and cultural diversity. Published 5 times a year, they accept essays, stories, letters to the editor, riddles and proverbs, and other creative writing up to 750 words or 30 lines for a poem. Write a cover letter and email to, or mail to: Managing Editor, Skipping Stones, P.O. Box 3939, Eugene OR 97403-0939. "  The URL is:  .

    • "The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious writing contest in the world. The deadline is in January each year. Submissions are accepted in all genres. See details on their website for submission requirements. "  The URL is:  .

    • WriteIt "offers the best of Scholastic’s resources for young writers. There are lessons, videos, interviews with young writers, and many opportunities to submit and publish your writing on the site."  The URL is:  .

    • "The Writers' Slate publishes original poetry and prose from students enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth grade. It also publishes pedagogical or creative writing by teachers. Three issues per year are published on-line with one devoted to publishing winners of the writing contests." 

    • "BALLOONS Lit. Journal (BLJ) is an independent biannual online literary journal of poetry, fiction and art primarily for young readers from around 12 years onwards, publishing in February and August. We see it an important mission to bring the art of literature, and the creation of it, to our younger generation. The journal is free to access online and isdownloadable in PDF format. We do not sell print versions at this stage though it may be an option in the future as our journal develops.

      We welcome submissions from people anywhere in the world and in all walks of life. It doesn't matter if you're an elementary school student or a seasoned writer - if you think you have something that definitely interests young people, send it to us and we'll read them. I particularly welcome school teachers to submit their work to BLJ because we think (we're teachers ourselves!) that while we frequently encourage our children to keep reading and writing, we should not forget to do the same!

      BLJ is not a theme-based journal (but it does no harm either if you submit something to do with balloons!). We prefer something that is surprising, explosive, unforgettable, extraordinary, mind-blowing, humorous, bold, unique, layered, witty, educational, original...etc. In short, we want something excellent! Do read our first issue to see our taste. Go to our Submission Page for guidelines.