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2024 Teen Literary Magazine Competition


Entries for our new, as yet untitled, literary magazine will be accepted during October of 2023. We’re seeking writing and art that reflects and celebrates the diversity of the Allen County community. 


General Guidelines

  • Open to creatives in middle school and high school who live in Allen County, Indiana

  • Entries accepted: October 1 through October 26, 2023 

  • Entries must be your own work

  • Entries should not be previously published

  • Poems, short fiction, sequential fiction, creative nonfiction, photography, and illustrations will be accepted

Additionally, we’re taking suggestions for the magazine’s title!


Entry Guidelines

  • Poem – limit one page, 12-point font, 1-inch margins

  • Short Fiction – limit 2,000 words, 12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins

  • Creative Nonfiction – limit 2,000 words, 12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins

  • Sequential Story (Comics) – limit 5 pages

  • Photograph – 300 dpi, maximum size 10 MB

  • Digital Art or Scanned Art – 300 dpi, maximum size 10 MB

  • Entries must be Microsoft Word compatible docs or JPGs

  • Up to 3 entries per person

How to Enter

Please submit your entries by using the entry form on this page or by email to Please submit each entry separately.


If emailing, please follow the instructions below.


Use the subject line “2024 Teen Literary Magazine, [Your Last Name]”


In the body of the email, please include your contact information and a short biographical statement.

  • Name*
    *Please let us know if you’d like your submission published anonymously.

  • Phone Number

  • Email address

  • Mailing Address

  • Age

  • Grade

  • School

  • Title of your work

  • Short biography (125 words)


Also, if you’d like to include a suggestion for the magazine’s title, please include it in the body of the email.


Attach the entry to your email and send to

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