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The Echo Teen Art & Lit Mag is a Teen Art and Lit Mag. Seriously? You still have questions? Ugh...

Are you a creative person? Are you between the ages of 13-19? Send us your art and your writing. It's that simple.

We want to elevate your voice.

Current Editor: Alison Spier

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Closes on Sunday, March 12, 2023 11:59 PM EDT (in 103 days)

For the upcoming 2022-2023 magazine, we want you, yes you to show us

what does intersectionality mean to you?

The Echo wishes to see this in whichever creative form you choose ranging from poetry, flash fiction and memoirs to short stories, visual art/photography, scripts, and critical essays. So before you submit please familiarize yourselves with our guidelines.

Intersection(s) can be:

  • Age
  • Social group
  • Social class
  • Race
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Economic status
  • Nationality
  • Ethnicity
  • Career
  • Hobbies (sports/athletics)
  • Illnesses (physical and mental)
  • Personality
  • Political affiliation
  • Culture

Do not send:

  • Fanfiction or other derivative works
  • Illegal confessions
  • Unfinished pieces
  • Previously published pieces (including self-published pieces)
  • Work that intends to harm or shame a group
  • Novel length work (see our note below)

Triggering/Vulgar Language:

  • If a trigger warning is needed make sure it is clear before the piece
  • Censor slurs if needed (when in doubt submit with censors)
  • If a piece is explicitly vulgar, submit with caution


Digital art and photography are preferred. If you submit physical art, submit the highest quality scan/image of your artwork that you can. We are willing to work with artists if the piece(s) are accepted

Author expectations:

  • Your work will be considered for one or more of the following: website, made into a podcast, or considered for annual print
  • Authors whose piece is printed in our magazine will receive a contributor copy
  • If your work is published on our podcast we will have the right to read, advertise and profit from your work. If you have any questions please be sure to let us know.

Final Notes:

  • Erotica or anything that would earn a rating of R or Mature is a hard sell. So when in doubt, submit
  • Length doesn’t matter it’s how you use it!
  • Submissions sent in the months of June/July will begin to get responses in August
  • Our normal response time is within two weeks

We welcome both simultaneous submissions, and multiple submissions from the same author. That’s all! Thank you for your interest in submitting to us; If you’re having trouble understanding the theme check us out on Instagram to see what intersectionality means to us and what pieces we hope to see. We’re excited to see your submission!

With love,

The Echo