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The Echo is excited to expand our submissions to a broader group of writers and artists. We are proud to accept submissions from any teenager (ages 13-19). This year, we’re especially interested in publishing pieces relating to growth.


Growth can be…

  • Physical (of you, a character, the world around you, any physical change)
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual
  • Negative
  • Mental
  • Situational
  • Environmental (physical and digital landscapes, current events, etc.)
  • Strengthening (of a relationship, skill, etc.)


Before you submit, please scroll below and familiarize yourself with our guidelines.

We accept poetry, memoirs, short stories and flash fiction in any genre, critical essays, short scripts, art, and photography.


We would like to know a little bit about you. If you are comfortable doing so, please add a short bio on the form:

Evan Sizemore is a senior at Steinbrenner High School. He edits the school literary magazine, and enjoys talking to computers.

General Submissions Free

Open

Closes on Monday, February 28, 2022 11:59 PM EST (in 92 days)

Before you submit, please scroll below and familiarize yourself with our guidelines.

We accept poetry, memoirs, short stories and flash fiction in any genre, critical essays, short scripts, art, and photography.

Do Not Submit:

  • Fan fiction or other derivative works
  • Anything that would earn a rating of R or Mature. Use your discretion. When in doubt, submit.
  • Illegal confessions
  • Erotica
  • Unfinished pieces
  • Anything over 5,000 words


These are hard sells:

  • “It was all a dream!” endings
  • Mystical creatures
  • Pieces that contain song lyrics
  • Stereotypical cliques
  • Anything over 3,000 words

For Art/Photography: Digital art and photography is preferred. If submitting physical art, submit the highest quality scan/image of your artwork that you can. We are willing to work with artists to capture your work in magazine quality if your work is accepted.


That’s all! Thank you for your interest in submitting to us; we look forward to seeing your work.

With love,

The Echo

Mental Health Week

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We are looking for:

Pieces about mental health

Pieces showing growth with mental health

Pieces highlighting the struggles of mental health


We will not accept:

Pieces that talk about harming others or yourself

Pieces that have excessive gore


Trigger Warnings:

Please have them at the beginning of your piece for the staff


Things you can include in your optional author/artist bio:

Future plans in art/writing

The purpose behind your creation

Social media platforms for the promotion

Anything you wish the world should hear

Quote that you feel tells us about you or your piece


Native American Heritage Month

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Pieces we are looking for:

  • Needs to be advocating for your marginalized group

  • Written by a person in a marginalized group

  • Smaller pieces around 2000 words or less are preferred

  • Optional writer bios (see things to include below)

Please do not submit:

  • Works putting down other marginalized groups

  • Language over a PG 13 rating

  • Nudity

  • Excessive gore

Art we are looking for:

  • The artist/photographer needs to be a part of the marginalized group

  • Representation of group

  • Representation group struggle

  • Activism photos for that marginalized group

  • Digital art

  • Collages

  • Optional artist bio’s (see things to include below)

Things you can include in your optional author/artist bio:

  • Future plans in art/writing

  • The purpose behind your creation

  • Social media platforms for the promotion

  • Anything you wish the world should hear

  • Quote that you feel tells us about you or your piece