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NO FEE Opps for High School age poets/writers + other resources

Below is a list of no fee opportunities for high school age poets and writers. Read the guidelines carefully. Some may have changed whether or not they charge submission fees since I compiled the list. Some may be temporarily closed to submissions.

First, here are some other resources that focus on young poets/authors:

New Pages – Young Authors Guide

"Where young writers can find print and online literary magazines to read, places to publish their own works, and legitimate contests. Some publish only young writers, some publish all ages for young readers." Some of these will have fees, so read guidelines carefully.

Telling Room – Places to Publish

A list of literary magazines, contests, and conferences/camps open to high school age poets and writers. Some of these will have fees, so read guidelines carefully.


Here are some specific no fee listings of lit mags that take submissions from high school age poets and writers.

Gigantic Sequins – Teen Sequins

FORMAT: Online literary magazine

SUBMISSION FEE: None

PAYMENT: None

FORMS: poetry

Lunch Ticket submission guidelines

FORMAT: Online literary magazine

SUBMISSION FEE: None

PAYMENT: None

FORMS:  poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, flash prose (any genre), young adult (13+), literary translation & multi-lingual texts

Blue Marble Review (paying!)

FORMAT: Online literary magazine (ages 13 – 22)

SUBMISSION FEE: None

PAYMENT: Contributors published online in Blue Marble Review will receive $25 per published piece regardless of length.

FORMS: poetry

Polyphony H.S.

FORMAT: Online and print publication

SUBMISSION FEE: None

PAYMENT: Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which they are published; extra copies can be purchased at a discounted price.

FORMS: poetry, literary nonfiction, fiction

Stoneboat Literary Journal

FORMAT: Print publication

SUBMISSION FEE: None (gratuity submissions year-round)

PAYMENT: one complimentary contributor copy and will have the opportunity to purchase additional copies at a reduced rate

FORMS: any and all types of writing and visual art


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