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Mckay posted this thread...
Jul. 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I've been published twice. And I have many friends here that ask me how can they get published also. But I'm not sure as to how the Editors choose who gets published or not. So how does it really work? What are the criterias to be a published writer?

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Midnight5765 replied...
Jul. 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Apparently they check all the works published to see if it is worthy to be in the magazine. You can be voted "Todays Top" or "Most Commented/Rated." Also when you comment alot you can become a VIP. They will contact you if your work gets in the magazine by email. They give you the issue your work is in and other prizes. All you have to do is sign up. Any more questions email the editor themselfs.  

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Mckay replied...
Jul. 30, 2013 at 3:59 pm

I know that. Well most of it. Thank you for the response. I just wanted to know like what exactly were the criterias to be published. 

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TeenInkMod replied...
Jul. 31, 2013 at 9:24 am

Hi Mckay,
As much as I'd like to give you the exact formula for what gets published, I can't, because there really isn't one! 
All work submitted to our website is read by editors. They choose what they think is magazine-worthy, and it's then passed up the ranks and read by two to four more people before it makes it into the magazine (or not). Every category (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, etc) has its own criteria. 
In general, we look for unique, well written pieces that engage the reader. Topics must be appropriate for the 13-19 age range (a lot of fiction pieces are rejected as being "too dark" or "too violent" for the lower end of that spectrum as our magazine is used in a lot of schools, including middle schools.) and feel "fresh". Just write your best work and you have an excellent chance at getting in! Submitting to underused categories (reviews, travel and culture, etc) will also give you a better chance than in fiction or poetry where we get tens of thousands of submissions.
Thanks, Mod

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Mckay replied...
Jul. 31, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Thank you, TeeninkMod. I'll keep that in mind, and make sure to pass it up to my friends. 

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