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Paper Crane Journal

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Hybrid

Art

Photography

Humor

Play

Comics

Wtf is genre, send anything

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Paper Crane Journal latest issue

ꕤ words that speak, art that breathes ✿ a literary journal for teens, by teens

Highlights

This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    14% *
    Editor reported data

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  • 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

Max pieces: 4

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Nonfiction

Max pieces: 4

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

Hybrid

Max pieces: 4

Art

Max pieces: 4

While we accept art, the emphasis is and always will be on prose and poetry.

Photography

Max pieces: 4

Humor

Max pieces: 4

Play

Max pieces: 4

Comics

Max pieces: 4

Wtf is genre, send anything

Max pieces: 4

Any and all forms of creative expression are welcomed.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    We suggest you prepare a cover letter or an artist's statement, depending on if you are submitting writing or art respectively. The cover letter doesn't have to be flowery or extravagant, just something that will verify that it is your own submission. It also helps us get to know you a little better. For our advice on writing a cover letter, you may refer to this blog post with some preliminary tips: https://www.papercranejournal.com/blog/paper-crane-guide-to-writing-a-cover-letter

  • Eligibility

    Young creators
    We only accept work from those under 20 years of age.

  • Formatting

    Not specified.

  • Author's rights

    For previously unpublished works, we ask for First North American Serial Rights; for previously published works, we ask for Second Serial Rights.

  • Additional info

    We offer three main publication methods: (1) Online pub (Paper Crane Journal), published more or less quarterly; (2) Print anthology (The Paper Crane), published more or less annually, with specific calls; and (3) Guest columns, which we publish whenever it's requested. If you want to write a Guest Column about literally anything, just send us an email at papercranejournal@gmail.com There is no definitive word limit for any one submission. Please don't send in manuscripts for novels, chapbooks, or novellas.

Tracker statistics

16

Total submissions tracked

90 days

Average response time

25%

Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

356 days

Slowest response time

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About

The Paper Crane encourages young poets and prosaists to write about everything and anything, especially if they mean it. We believe there is a profound secret that lies in the innate nostalgia, joy, and tragedy of being young and losing youth.

Founded

2020

Country

US

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    Editor Paris LeClaire avatar

    Paris LeClaire

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Thanisha Chowdhury avatar

    Thanisha Chowdhury

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Jacqueline Xiong avatar

    Jacqueline Xiong

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Shreya Sutaria avatar

    Shreya Sutaria

    Art Editor

    Editor Safiyya Mohamed avatar

    Safiyya Mohamed

    Staff Artist

    Editor Kinnereth Din avatar

    Kinnereth Din

    Journal Illustrator

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    Audri Rianna

    Journal Illustrator

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    Nickolas Vaccaro

    Blog Editor

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    Sanya Tinaikar

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    Anika Singh

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    Celina Naheed

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