Online Magazines for Creative Young Adults
Markets change so quickly in this industry. I can step away from writing for a couple of months and two new magazines will launch while three go defunct. It's hard to keep track. But right now, these are some of the best online magazines and sites that cater to young adult writers and readers (I'll keep revisiting this post to check the links and remove/add any as necessary!):
Teen Ink: An online magazine and community specifically for teen writers, where young authors can submit their work and have it published.
Polyphony Lit: A literary magazine that publishes the work of high school-aged writers, including fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Blue Marble Review: An online literary magazine that publishes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by writers aged 13-22.
The Claremont Review: A Canadian-based magazine that showcases poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by young writers aged 13-19 from around the world.
Ember: A biannual online magazine that features poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by writers aged 10-18.
Stone Soup: A magazine that publishes creative work by young writers and artists, including fiction, poetry, and book reviews.
Inklette Magazine: A literary magazine that showcases emerging voices in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, including young adult writers.
Hypertrophic Literary: Although not exclusively focused on young adult literature, Hypertrophic Literary features innovative and edgy fiction, poetry, and art, often showcasing emerging voices.
High School Illustrated: A magazine that showcases creative work by high school students, including poetry, short stories, and artwork.
It doesn't matter if you don't think your writing is ready to be seen by others just yet. You can always use these magazines as sources of inspiration for your next story.
Drop me a comment here if you know of any other venues for young adult writers and readers and I'll add it to the list.