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Cathartic Youth Literary Magazine

Literary Magazine






Cathartic Youth Literary Magazine is an online platform dedicated to using writing as catharsis, breaking the barrier around mental health, and providing an open platform for middle school to college age writers to express themselves.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    one month*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Young Adult

flash fiction; short stories

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 3

creative nonfiction


Max pieces: 3


Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 3

any creative writing - really this is a space for any ramblings or strokes of genius!

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    Young creators

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Currently accepting submissions from youth authors ages 12-22 from anywhere in the world! We are looking for unique works for a young adult audience, with an emphasis on mental health - any writing used as catharsis or reflection, or used to draw attention to societal issues, is particularly welcomed. We are also open to stories about the teenage experience, mental health articles, and more. If in doubt, send it in; we are very open to any types of writing. Please limit yourself to up to three pieces at a time.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

146 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

43 days

Fastest response time

278 days

Slowest response time

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    Editor Anna Kiesewetter avatar

    Anna Kiesewetter


    Editor Eliza Mahon avatar

    Eliza Mahon

    Managing Editor

    Editor Ella Paul avatar

    Ella Paul

    Managing Editor

    Editor Natalie Hampton avatar

    Natalie Hampton

    Managing Editor

    Editor Alex Choi avatar

    Alex Choi

    Managing Editor