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Teen Ink Magazine

Teen Ink's publishes a digital magazine every two months, which has been evolved from the print magazine that has been publishing teen writing, art and photos since 1989. We have no staff writers, so all the content comes directly from our readers. Any teenager aged 13-19 can submit their work for publishing consideration, and there is no charge to submit or to be published. 


Our website has an archive of over 750,000 pieces, all written and created by teen authors and artists, as well as over 8,000 books and 123,000 works of art. With more than 300 categorized web resources for teens plus other online features, TeenInk.com is the source for teen expression on the web!

Teen Ink Bi-Weekly e-Newsletter

Our e-mail newsletter is for creative individuals who want to learn and be engaged in the world around them. Each Teen Ink bi-weekly email includes inspiration and information to keep the creative juices flowing. Sign up by going to your dashboard, to your settings, and check the newsletter box.

Book Series

Teen Ink has compiled eight books from its magazine pages. Including fiction, poetry, art and photography, the books also showcase moving personal essays that cover all the highs and lows of the teen years. Available in all bookstores and online, check them out: Bullying Under Attack: True Stories Written by Teen Victims, Bullies & Bystanders; Teen Ink: Our Voices, Our Visions; Teen Ink 2: More Voices, More Visions; Teen Ink: Friends and Family; Teen Ink: Love and Relationships; TeenInk: What Matters, Teen Ink: Written in the Dirt, which highlights the most amazing fiction and poetry, and Chicken Soup for the Teen Soul. 

Celebrity Interviews

Teens can submit interviews with special people in their families or communities for a chance to win an interview with a celebrity. Previous teen winners have held exclusive interviews with Hillary Clinton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Laura Bush, George Lucas, Maya Angelou, R.L. Stine, Whoopi Goldberg, Colin Powell and Sen. John Glenn.

Teen Ink Contests

Teen Ink offers a variety of contests that inspire teens to do everything - from offering a creative environmental solution and volunteering in their community, to writing about a family vacation and shooting great photos of their friends. Find out more about our contests!

Educator of the Year Awards

Hundreds of students nominate outstanding educators each year. Essays are published in our print magazine and up to 20 winners are honored with cash awards. See guidelines here.

Teacher Advisory Board

Teachers from across the country volunteer to share ideas, opinions, lesson plans and more. See our growing list of more than 100 members!

Student Advisory Board

Students volunteer to serve as their high school's liaison to Teen Ink. As board members, they give direct feedback on Teen Ink's editorial content, design and programs. Send an email to editor@teenink.com, or fill out this form to let us know if you're interested!

Book Reviewing Program

This program enables high school students to receive free advanced reader copies (ARCs) of hot new books. After receiving and reading the free books, students write and post their honest reviews on our website, with a chance to published in our monthly print magazine. Students may keep the books they receive. For more information about this program, contact editor@teenink.com.