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Grey Hands Literary Magazine (Gold Star Program) Gold Star

Grey Hands is a literary magazine for foster youth by foster youth. We publish poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction written by youth in and out of the child welfare system. The purpose of Grey Hands is to provide a space that elevates, inspires, and encourages foster youth to share their story, in their own voice, in their own way.

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Online Magazine Submissions Free Tip Jar Option

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Poetry: 3-5 poems or 5 page maximum per submission

Fiction: 1 story no more than 10 pages per submission

Non-fiction: 1 piece no more than 10 pages per submission

All submissions must be from foster youth and former foster youth/foster care alumni. We define foster youth as anyone with lived experience in the child welfare system system, such as group homes, wards of the court, foster families, etc.

Please mention your foster care background in the bio. Submissions without this information will be declined.

Spring Issue Free Tip Jar Option

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Closes on Saturday, March 16, 2024 11:59 PM PDT (in 14 days)

Submissions should meet the following requirements:

Poetry: 3-5 poems or 5 page maximum per submission

Fiction: 1 story no more than 10 pages per submission

Non-fiction: 1 piece no more than 10 pages per submission

Editorials: 1 piece no more than 10 pages per submission

Please use either word or pdf for all submissions. We do not accept unsolicited submissions.

All submissions must be from foster youth and former foster youth/foster care alumni. We define foster youth as anyone with lived experience in the child welfare system, such as group homes, juvenile hall, wards of the court, foster families, etc.