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The Echo: Teen Art & Lit Mag (Gold Star Program) Gold Star

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: Cora Anderson

Quick Links to Open Calls:

Cover Art Submissions Free Tip Jar Option


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

We're accepting submissions for the cover art of next year's magazine.


- Must include human faces/portraits/definable subject matter.

- The aforementioned subject must stand out against the background.

- The cover needs to be clear, colorful, and visually interesting.

- It's preferred if the art piece is able interact with the title of the magazine in some way (ex. Overlapping, wrapping around it, etc).

Do Not Submit:

- Anything with swearing.

- NSFW art. Please make sure anything you submit is appropriate for ages 13 and up.

- Fan-art.

- An unfinished work of art.

- Works of art previously published anywhere else

That's all! Thank you for your interest in submitting to us; we look forward to seeing your art!

With love,

The Echo.

The Echo - Fall 2024 Free Tip Jar Option


Closes on Monday, September 2, 2024 11:59 PM EDT (in 80 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
  • Previously published pieces (including self-published pieces)
  • Anything over 5,000 words

These are hard sells:

  • Disney stuff
  • Robots/A.I stuff
  • No polarizing modern topics
  • Blatant retellings

This issue we're really interested in: Folklore and Fairytales

  • Your favorite untold stories
  • Alternate/Dark Endings
  • Grimm-esque Fairytales
  • Art
  • Cottagecore Aesthetic
  • LGBTQ+ Re-imaginings
  • Nature-centered pieces
  • Urban Legends
  • Futuristic/Post Apocalyptic Re-imaginings
  • Unreliable Narrators
  • Aesops fables
  • Modern Re-imaginings
  • Nonfiction history of a fairytale

Remember, if you're unsure about whether you're on theme or not, don't self-reject, submit anyway!

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


Temp Closed

Phantasmagoria is a series of twisting, loosely connected ideas that are surreal, dynamic, wondrous or strange in concept.

Submit to us your best surrealist dream-like stories, poetry and visual art!