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Encouraging Young Writers

Hanging Loose magazine, first published in 1966, includes a special section for “Writers of High School Age.” High school authors published receive the same fee as others selected for publication and two copies of the issue in which their work appears. “We feel a special responsibility to those young writers who look to us not only for possible publication but sometimes also for editorial advice,” write the editors, “which we are always happy to give when asked. Our work as editors is of course time-consuming, but we feel a strong commitment to give as much time and attention as possible to the work we receive from high school age writers.” Full guidelines for submissions can be found here.

NewPages also has a Young Authors Guide, a listing of publications written for and accepting submissions by young writers as well as contests for young writers. This is an ad-free space and all listings are vetted for ethical treatment of minors submitting writing for publication and contests. If you know of a publication or contest we could list here, please contact us. Encouraging young writers is essential!

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