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Our Write4Change literary magazine is a place for teen writers and artists to share their work with a global audience. Published twice a year, each issue of the litmag revolves around a central theme, featuring writing and art in a range of genres, modalities, and languages.
We are excited for you to share your work with us! As an online writing community, we think of writing in broad terms that crosses genre-boundaries (don’t be afraid to submit!). To help you through this process, we have some guidelines below to help in the submission process.
Genres include…Writing (poetry, short stories, journalism, personal essays, etc and Art (multimedia, photography, sculptures, paintings, drawings, collages, etc.)
Word count: We accept submissions of up to 5,000 words. We find that most prose submissions are under 2,000 words and poetry under 30 lines. We are happy to evaluate on a case-by-case basis. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions on Discord or via email.
Submission number: You may submit up to 5 pieces in each genre, or a total of 10 pieces across genres, per issue cycle
A note on languages: We currently have editors who can review pieces in the following languages (English, Hindi, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean). We also encourage writers to provide their writing in translation and original.
A note on content warnings: Please include content warnings on your piece, as needed. We reserve the right to add more content warnings as needed. When you submit work, we ask that you are intentional with your inclusion of swear words, violence, sex, etc. Each piece will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Inclusivity language: Write4Change strives to be a diverse and inclusive community and we want the works we publish to reflect that mission. Thus, works that promote racist, homophobic, ableist, transphobic, xenophobic, unnecessarily violent or misogynistic ideas will not be considered.
Copyright: Publications should be your original work/you are the author
Meet the Team
Sunny Ajitabh is a W4C moderator, writer, and a freshman at Rutgers University. When she’s not busy trying to figure out what her next steps for college are and procrastinating, her favorite activities include writing stories (mostly fanfiction), listening to music, reading fantasy and sci-fi books.
Katherine Emmanuel is a moderator, writer, and high school student at Conestoga High School. In her free time, she loves playing tennis, reading, and hanging out with her friends.
Ryujin is a W4C moderator, author, and undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. They are a professional fandom collector and a lover of sugar, anything queer, and taking walks in nature.
Keerthanya Rajesh (Keerthi) is a W4C moderator, research assistant, and master’s student at the University of Pennsylvania. Her favorite pastimes include getting into long-winded debates about fictional worlds, sending postcards to friends and family, and visiting dinosaur exhibits in natural history museums.
Join the Lit Mag
Interested in joining the W4C Lit Mag editorial team? Fill out our Google Interest Form and a member of our team will be in touch. We are looking for individuals with interest in literature and art critique (editorial staff), layout and design (layout managers), and advertising and promotion (social media managers).