Want to get your writing published?

Deadline: February 28, Award: Polyphony Lit Writing Award (no cash value), publication, more


Polyphony Lit invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from high school students (aged 14-18) worldwide. Students may submit for publication in our annual writing contests.

Student Editors Read Every Submission

We have a staff of more than 150 high school students from around the world, all of whom have successfully completed our literary editing training program.

Anytime you submit, your work will be evaluated for publication in our magazine and, if published, it will be eligible for the Claudia Ann Seaman Young Writers Award.

  • Submissions during these contest reading periods are read by editors but do not receive feedback unless they are selected as a finalist
  • Submissions are free for Black History Month 

For more information, visit https://www.polyphonylit.org/copy-of-submit