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Here are some places where you can submit your writing for publication.

Share your book reviews!

ASD Library Catalog

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Publish your book reviews in the ASD MS/HS Library Catalog.

1.     Log in to the library catalog using your school username and password. 

1.     Using the Catalog tab, find the book that you are reviewing. 


2.     Click on the title to get to the book’s record.

3.     Click on the Reviews tab and click on Add Review.


4.     Give the book a star rating and write or paste your comments in the box. (Only 1000 characters of your comment will show, including spaces, so you might want to do a character count in Word first.)


5.  Decide if you want to add your name to your review.

6. Click 'Save.'

7.  You will see a message that looks like this:


Once your review has been approved, it will be availalable for the whole world to read!


Merlyn's Pen

Merlyn's Pen encourages and publishes great teen writing.  Check their website for their latest contest and its requirements.  They don't accept general submissions.

Writing Conference

The Writing Conference is a non-profit organization that runs contests each school year to reward and publish good writing.  Check out their website to see the current contest rules.

New Moon

"New Moon Girls magazine is about helping girls discover and honor their true selves, engage in meaningful pursuits and dialogue, and express their voices in ways that matter."

General Guidelines: All material should be pro-girl and focus on girls, women, or female issues. New Moon Girls was created by girls and women for girls who want their voices heard and their dreams taken seriously. It is edited by and for girls ages 8 and up. New Moon Girls takes girls very seriously; the publication is structured to give girls real power. The final product is a collaboration of girls and adults. An editorial board of girls aged 8-14 makes final decisions on content for the magazine and website.

Please read a copy of New Moon Girls to understand the style and philosophy of the magazine. Writers and artists who comprehend our goals and philosophy have the best chance of publication. Include your name, age, address and phone number on the title page of each submitted work or query.  Include an email address where we can reliably reach you.

New Moon Girls prints original work and retains all rights, except under special circumstances. If your work has been published previously, note the date and publication. If you are sending this work simultaneously to another publication, please let us know this, too.

New Moon Girls edits manuscripts for style, length, clarity and philosophical considerations. 
When emailing submissions, insert the text directly into your message. No attachments PLEASE! All other work must be submitted electronically.

Articles should be between 300 and 1200 words.

New Moon Girls sometimes holds articles for consideration for up to two years. In the meantime, it's OK if you submit your work elsewhere.

Submissions from girls and women only, please. Take a look at the themes that are being featured when you decide what to submit.


Teen Ink

Teen Ink is a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. 

  • All submissions will be considered for publication in Teen Ink’s print magazine and website.
  • Any work you submit will be considered for publication in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine and website. They don’t return submissions, so keep a copy.
  • Teen Ink has no deadlines. They accept submissions year round. 
  • There is no charge to submit or be published.
  • You must be 13 to 19 years old to be published.
  • All materials submitted become the property of Teen Ink. By submitting your work, you are giving Teen Ink the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including all print, electronic, and online media. Teen Ink will own the copyright to your work, but you have their permission to submit it to someone else to be published as well.
  • Teen Ink may edit or abridge your work.

You can sumbit by email or using their online form.  To learn more, click here.

Stone Soup

Stone Soup magazine publishes writing by students aged 8 to 13. It has been around for 40 years, and has an excellent reputation. They publish stories, poems, book reviews, and art.  They receive over 2000 submissions each week, so if you get published it's a real honor.  They usually want submissions sent through regular mail, but if you are submitting from overseas (like Qatar), they will accept your submisions by email.  Look at their suggestions and requirements here.

Skipping Stones

Skipping Stones is a nonprofit magazine for youth that encourages communication, cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and environmental richness.

Ideas for Submissions:

Share your culture by explaining why a belief or tradition is important to you.  Describe your city/village/home.  Write and/or illustrate an article on an upcoming theme.  Write about a community project you organized or your experiences in a culture or country.  Write about your favorite foods and send a recipe.


Writings (essays, stories, letters to the editor, riddles and proverbs, etc.) should be typed or neatly handwritten and limited to 750 words and poems to 30 lines.

Tell about yourself in a cover letter. What is your cultural background? What languages do you speak or write? What is important to you? What are your dreams and visions for the future? What inspired you to write or create your submission?

If you would like a reply or your work returned, include a self-addressed envelope with postage stamps. Submissions that do not include SASE's will be recycled if they are not published. Allow three months for a reply. When your work is published in Skipping Stones, you will receive a contributor's copy of that issue.

Skipping Stones holds first serial rights, which means you can publish your work elsewhere after it is published in their magazine.

To submit by email, write to


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