Submission Guidelines For High School Students


Annually, we are open for submissions year round for high school students.

We consider submissions from high school students in the Midwest. However, we also consider submissions from any high school student writing compelling work that relates to the Midwest region. 


We welcome fiction and nonfiction submissions up to 4,000 words. We welcome more than one story or essay if the total submission is under 4,000 words. 

Poetry: Poetry submissions of up to 8 poems (no longer than 20 pages).  Please make sure every new poem appears on a new page.

Art and Photography:

We also consider all forms of art and photography. We ask that artists submit no more than five images for our perusal.

Notes on Submissions: 

Submissions are free for high school students.

If you are submitting multiple pieces, please put them together in one Microsoft Word file. 

Simultaneous submissions are welcome, provided we are notified in the event that a piece is accepted elsewhere. Submitting in multiple genres is fine, but please do not resubmit in the same genre until you have heard back from us about previous submission.


Where and How to Send

We accept electronic submissions only, via the Submittable link below.

Please include your name, email, phone number, and high school in your cover letter.