BALLOONS Lit. Journal 13

About

BALLOONS Lit. Journal (BLJ) is an independent literary journal of poetry, fiction and art primarily for young readers from around 12 years onwards. We see it an important mission to bring the art of literature, and the creation of it, to our younger generation. The journal is free to access online and is downloadable in PDF format. We welcome submissions from people anywhere in the world and in all walks of life. If you think you have something that definitely interests young people, send it to us and we'll read them. We particularly welcome school teachers to submit their work to BLJ because we think (we're teachers ourselves!) that while we frequently encourage our children to keep reading and writing, we should not forget to do the same! BLJ is not a theme-based journal. We prefer something that is surprising, explosive, unforgettable, extraordinary, mind-blowing, humorous, bold, unique, layered, witty, educational, original...etc. In short, we want something excellent! Do read our issues to have a sense of what we like!

BALLOONS Lit. Journal
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Audience

Country of Publication

Middle grades, Young adults. Hong Kong

Publication Medium & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 2,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
G GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
PoemNo line limits known; 3 - 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork3 - 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Before Submitting

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  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
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Dates

Date Added:
17 Nov 2014
Last Updated:
17 May 2017