Make us laugh, move us to tears ... write a fabulous, memorable nonfiction piece and you may be one of our two monthly winners. Eligible sections include: Nonfiction, Focus/Special Issue, College Essays, Heroes, Pride & Prejudice, Health, What Matters, and Sports.
Winning articles are published in Teen Ink magazine, and contest winners receive a copy of the magazine featuring their work. Plus, they’ll have the opportunity to choose from an exciting selection of Teen Ink merchandise – apparel and other items – available exclusively through Teen Ink.
Teen Ink will only consider original writing by teens. Entries of all kinds are accepted – serious, funny, long or short. We like to read it all!
Submit entries through our website or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All nonfiction works submitted to Teen Ink are automatically considered for the monthly contest. See our submission guidelines for more information.
There are no deadlines; entries are accepted throughout the year. Winning nonfiction pieces are published in Teen Ink magazine and online each month. Keep in mind if your submission has a seasonal or holiday theme, it's best to send it in early.