Young Voices

Publication opportunities and workshops for teen writers and artists

Young Voices Magazine


Get Published!

Young Voices magazine is full of writing and art created and selected by Toronto youth age 12-19. Send us your art, photography, comics, stories, poems and writing. Submissions are accepted year-round.

Who can submit

Youth age 12 to 19 who live, work or go to school in Toronto.

Young Voices welcomes creative work from Toronto youth, ages 12 to 19, of all genders, orientations, races, abilities and identities.

What can be submitted

Up to two pieces each year: one piece of writing and one visual piece. Related pieces (i.e. artwork submitted in conjunction with writing) will be considered separately.

Written Work

Young Voices magazine publishes poems, stories, rants, reviews, non-fiction and more. Maximum length per piece is 1,000 words. Typed entries are preferred, but hand-written is okay too.

Visual Work

Young Voices magazine publishes hand-drawn and digital art, paintings, photography, and single-page comics. The magazine is printed in black and white.

Hand-Drawn Artwork, Paintings and Comics:

  • Preferred size is 8½" by 11".
  • Larger images may be scaled down or cropped for fit.
  • Maximum comic length is a single page.

Digital Artwork and Photography:

  • Electronic work must be high resolution (300 dpi) to be suitable for print.
  • Recommended minimum size is 2400 pixels wide and 3000 pixels high.
  • Larger images may be scaled down or cropped for fit.

How to submit

Send us your work using our online submission form, below.

Processes and Timelines

Submissions are accepted year-round. Editorial teams of youth age 12-19, working with professional mentors, select work for publication throughout the spring. Contributors whose work is selected for publication are contacted in June. Only those with work that will be published will be contacted. Young Voices magazine is printed annually in October.

The deadline for the 2023 edition of the Young Voices magazine is March 27, 2023. Send us your work!

Copyright and Privacy

Toronto Public Library has one-time print and electronic rights to all work, as well as the right to excerpt from the work, both online and in print, for purposes of promotion.

Personal information collected on the Young Voices submission form is collected under the authority of the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.P.44, sections 20(a) and (d) and will be used to administer and develop the Young Voices magazine. Questions about the management of your personal information can be directed to Privacy and Records Management Officer, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8 (416) 395-5658.


Email and a member of the Young Voices team will get back to you.