Posted by: anitanolan | September 6, 2011

Magazine for Teens Looking for Submissions

From the Crashtest website:

Crashtest is a magazine by and for high school students. If you are currently a student in grades nine through twelve, we want to hear from you. Here are the details:

What: Crashtest publishes poetry, stories and creative non-fiction in the form of personal essays, imaginative investigation, experimental interviews, whatever, but please don’t send us the book report you wrote for English or your Speech and Debate abstract on why (insert trend) is (good or bad) for (insert interest group). In other words, we’re looking for writing that has both a perspective and a personality. We’re looking for writing that has something to say. Our editors are also all writers; we work in many different forms and have many different ideas about what makes writing “good.” As a result, we don’t have a specific kind of writing we’re looking to publish. If you write poetry that rhymes, great!, as long as you do it well. If you write short stories in which characters grow wings and fly around the town’s bell-tower, great!, as long as the story has the guts to pull it off.

Our only request is that you don’t send us work which you found boring or tedious to write. No enforced school assignments, please! If, on the other hand, you wrote something for school, or at home, or out of sheer self-preservation on the most boring family trip in history, and you think it is funny or sad or insightful or unique or in some way INTERESTING then please let us read it.

Our only other request is that you don’t send us fan fiction. We can all watch the same movies and read the same books, but we can’t all get into your head and that’s where we’re interested in being.

Who: Any student grades nine through twelve from any high school in the country (or abroad) can submit to Crashtest, but we’d like to know a little bit about who you are and where you come from. Please include a brief cover letter in the body of your email submission that tells us a little bit about yourself, your name and your grade at the very least. Our reading process is blind, which means all names are removed and our genre editors and readers judge each piece of writing solely on its own merit, but once we decide to publish you, we need to know who you are. So tell us!

For more information:  http://www.crashtestmag.com/?page_id=8

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