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Teen Ink in the News

People are talking … about Teen Ink! Everyone from The New York Times, Teacher magazine and Skechers to the latest teen websites praise Teen Ink, the nation's oldest and largest magazine written by teens for teens.

The Boston Globe

Magazine gives teens with views a place to express them

You won't find the latest teen idol on the cover of this teen magazine. There's no article inside doling out advice on how to find a homeroom heartthrob or tips on looking cool for school. Instead, the magazine deals with such serious issues as peer pressure, body image, self-esteem, and racial discrimination. Sound too weighty for teenagers? Think again.

Teacher Magazine

All the Views Fit to Print

When I first heard about TeenInk, a nationally distributed, general-interest magazine that features writing by teenagers, I was intrigued but also a bit suspicious. On the one hand, the idea behind TeenInk was exciting. On the other hand, I'd been burned too many times, encouraging my students to submit to publications...


Teen Ink, More Than You Think

A student reviews Profiles in Courage. Another writes with astonishment about the mysteries of fractal geometry. Two teenagers visit Maya Angelou's home for an hour-long chat about life, the universe, and everything else.

Mid South News Independent Booksellers Association

Teen Ink, the book, is a captivating collection of essays, poetry, fiction, and art that emerged from reading over 300,000 submissions ...


The Kids Are All Write

For most UCD members, a crucial part of the job is to stimulate the minds and hearts of prospective students ...

Family PC

The Write Stuff: On the Web, Young Writers Have Found a Place

The result is a site full of thoughful, high-quality works written by teens for teens.

Denver Post

Teen Ink offers creative outlet for youth

Most creative teens yearn for a spotlight - a viable means of published self-expression. And most fall silent, due to a lack of opportunity.

Connecticut Post

Teen-age thoughts voiced
New book gives ink to budding authors

Joseph DiPasquale and Allison Poole never expected the writing pieces they submitted to TeenInk Magazine would be published. Now they are included in the new book, Teen Ink: Our Voices, Our Visions.

Melrose Free Press, Melrose, MA

Two women reflect on and reflected in their teen writing

It's not often someone can pick up a book and read his or her own reflections on crossing from adolescence into adulthood.

Wellesley Townsman, Wellesley, MA

New book has teens telling it like it is

Since 1989, the magazine Teen Ink has been that listening ear for millions of teenagers across the country.

The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA

High school poet emerges in Canton

She writes of female oppression and of the struggle to fit into pre-determined societal molds.

The Herald News, Fall River, MA

Westporter's photo receives recognition in book that benefits talented youngsters

The photo has gone on to earn best of the best status, turning up in Teen Ink: Our Voice Our Visions, a book written entirely by young folks.

East Aurora Bee, Erie County, NY

Subscribing for students
Magazine affords outlet for high school students' voices

Teens may be too old to hang their pieces of work on their refrigerator, but there is a place they can put it for everyone to see.

Clarence Bee, Clarence, NY

Writing can be more than just words
Clarence man's essay included in TeenInk book

Everyone deals with loss in their own way and for 18 year-old Andrew Hammer it was writing an essay.

Canton Citizen, Canton, MD

Teen finds "Ink" is to her liking

Although she's only a senior in high school, Lisa Schottenfeld already knows what it feels like to be a published writer.