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Your Teen Magazine

Literary Magazine




Your Teen Media is a leading source for parents seeking high-quality information and advice about raising teenagers.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    ~ 3 weeks*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    25% *
    Editor reported data



  • 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

Nonfiction (essay or blog)

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Nonfiction (article)

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Your pitch should be no more than three or four paragraphs. It should include: a short overview of your idea, why it matters to our audience, and a sense of the experts/parents/teenagers (if applicable) you will interview for your story. We recommend you take the time to review our website before you pitch us. Please also tell us about your writing experience and provide links to 2-3 writing samples.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    We'd love to read more work by writers traditionally underrepresented in parenting magazines. Send us personal essays about raising your teens and tweens. Tell us about hard decisions, struggles to get through the day, your worries, and your frustrations. Then let us know how you survived, what you learned, and whom you forgave. Create meaning with introspection. End on a note that makes us care. If you're going to submit an interview, a reported piece, a guide, or a review, we want to read a bite-sized portion of that story-telling technique in these works, too. Our tone is friendly and supportive. Think, "just grabbing a coffee with close friends." Sarcasm, preaching, stridency... yeah no, those aren't our vibe. We're more like parenting is wonderful, but it can also be fucking hard work. Honesty about the challenges we're facing is important, as is providing expert advice and solid support. Our turnaround time from acceptance to publication is typically within a month. $75 for personal essays and shorter reported pieces $125 for longer reported pieces with two interviewees

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    Susan Borison


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    Melissa Hed

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