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CICADA can be smart, funny, weird, hopeful, dark, defiant—it’s a space where teens can see their truths explored and celebrated. We frequently publish teens’ work, as well as fiction, poetry, comics, zines, and interviews by a variety of established writers and artists. CICADA is an intersectional, LGBTQAI+ friendly publication that strives to ensure that teens see their authentic experience reflected on its pages.

Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Closed

Realistic, contemporary, historical, humor, mysteries, fantasy, science fiction

Audience:
Young adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Historical.
Action-Adventure Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Historical.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Contemporary, Historical.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Other (May vary, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 9,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Closed

First-person experiences of interest to teen and young adult readers

Audience:
Young adults.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream, Personal.
Topics:
Other (May vary, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Closed

Serious, humorous, rhyming or free verse

Audience:
Young adults.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Historical.
Action-Adventure Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Historical.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Contemporary, Historical.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Free verse, Light verse, Rhyming.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Other (May vary, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUnlimited number of lines; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2021
Date Added: 25 Jul 2005

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