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Our young adult section is for authors and artists between the ages of 12 and 17. (Those 17 and older please submit your work in other designated sections.) This section accepts fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art in all forms. Submissions should all include a name, age, and email.



For fiction and creative nonfiction: 

  • Submission must be 1,500 words or fewer.
  • Only two prose submissions per writer are allowed at this time; maximum of 3 total submissions per student
  • All submissions must be typed double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font.
  • The first page should include the author’s name, age, email, and word count in the upper-left corner. On the subsequent pages, please include your last name and the page number in the top right corner.
  •  We accept .doc, .docx, and .pdf files.



For poetry:

There is no word limit for poems; however, we ask that individual poems do not exceed 2 pages.

  • Only six poems are allowed per poet at this time, but we ask that all six poems are contained within one document and that each poem appears on a separate page.
  • All submissions must be typed double-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman font.
  • We accept .doc, .docx, and .pdf files.



For visual arts:

We accept all forms of visual arts including photography, painting and drawing, digital art, 3D sculpture/ceramics, etc. For 3D art, we ask that pictures be taken against a plain white, gray, or black background.

  • A clear image must be submitted, cropped to size, with appropriate lighting.
  •  Only three visual art pieces per artist are allowed.
  • All images must be cropped to size.
  • All images must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi.
  • We accept .jpeg, .tif, and .png files.

 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.