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Juven

Juven is a literary journal for young writers and artists around the world. Dedicated to showcasing outstanding writing, anyone under the age of 25 may submit. Send us your best.

Issue IV Free

Open

Closes on Thursday, July 1, 2021 11:59 PM CDT (in 54 days)

Submissions for Issue IV of Juven will be open from May 1st to May 31st. This issue will be not be themed. You are allowed to submit twice per submission cycle. This opportunity is only for writers under the age of 25.

Please include your submission as a doc, pdf, or doc format if writing, or png or jpg if visual art. We will no longer be accepting links to Google Drive.

  • Please do not include identifying information on the documents containing the body of your work.
  • Visual art and a multitude of genres, including sub-genres such as fantasy, horror, etc. are accepted. For poems, please limit each submission to 1-5 poems, 1-3 flash fiction pieces, one story or prose piece (2,000 words max), or 1-5 art pieces.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but if you work has been accepted elsewhere, please let us know as soon as possible. We do not accept reprints.
  • Rights will revert back to you upon publication; we just ask that if your piece appears elsewhere, Juven is cited as the place where it was originally published.
  • If you have issues submitting with the Duosuma manager, please email [email protected]
  • We aim to respond within 1-2 months; if it has been longer than that, please query us.

Issue III

Temp Closed

Issue III will be themed. The theme is Re/Untold. Take the narratives we know and hold dearly and turn them on their head; we want to see innovation, something new arising from the classic themes and stories we've always heard before. Please note in the cover letter section if you would like feedback on your piece; we strive to give editorial feedback to all submissions.


Expedited submissions (with a response time of five days) will be given to Black writers during this submission period. Please send expedited submissions to [email protected]

Guidelines:

  • Please do not include identifying information on the documents containing the body of your work.
  • Restrictions are restricted to writers under the age of 25.
  • Visual art and a multitude of genres, including sub-genres such as fantasy, horror, etc. are accepted. For poems, please limit each submission to 1-5 poems, 1-3 flash fiction pieces, one story or prose piece, or 1-5 art pieces.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions, but if you work has been accepted elsewhere, please let us know as soon as possible. We do not accept reprints.
  • Rights will revert back to you upon publication; we just ask that if your piece appears elsewhere, Juven is cited as the place where it was originally published.
  • If you have issues submitting with the Duosuma manager, please email [email protected]
  • We aim to respond within 1-2 months; if it has been longer than that, please query us.
  • We will not accept any form of hate or intolerance. Don't send us bigoted or hateful pieces.

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