Young Writers’ Markets

Young writers, there is a market for your work! (It’s a small one, but it exists.)

First, check out the CBC’s “Guide to writing prizes for young Canadians” for information on contests and calls for submissions specifically for Canadian kids and teens. That’s the best list there is for Canadian kids.

Second, for ongoing markets with no prize but publication and glory, check out the magazines and websites below. (They are mostly American but they publish young writers from all over.)

Third, check out the “Further Resources” at the bottom of this post. 🙂

Online and Print Magazines for Child and Teen Writers:

The Blue Marble publishes poetry, prose and art from writers aged 13-22.

Sadly, the Claremont Review has turned into a Casino website.

New Moon Girls publishes fiction, articles and artwork by women and girls aged 8+.

Sadly, The Noisy Island has closed its doors (but you can still read all of its past poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction online).

Polar Expressions Publishing has annual calls for submissions of poetry and prose from Canadian students in all grades, K-12.

Polyphony a gorgeous literary magazine that publishes poems, stories and essays by high school students.

Skipping Stones is a multicultural literary magazine that publishes work by writers of all ages.


Teen Ink is a website, magazine, and book publisher featuring teen writers.

Online and Print Magazines for Writers under 13:

Alphabet Soup is a website that publishes book reviews by children. (Sorry, no more stories or art by children.)

CyberKids is a website that publishes art and writing by and for kids aged 7-12:

Stone Soup is a fabulous magazine that has been going strong for 50 years, featuring prose and poetry from writers aged 13 and under. (The website includes writing activities, too.)

Further Resources:

For international markets, plus announcements about contests and one-time calls for submissions, check out the incredible New Pages Young Authors Guide. (The market won’t seem so small after you read that long list!)

Also visit the resource pages of Teaching Authors and, while you’re online, check out’s 40 of the Best Websites for Young Writers.

And if you’re aging rapidly and ready to submit to adult markets, check out my Canadian LitMag List for Short Story Writers.

Happy writing!

(Updated February 2023)

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