Youth Imagination will be closed to submissions at the end of 2022. We will be publishing in Jan, Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, and our last issue will be Dec 2022. It's been a great experience for all of us here at YI, but it is time to move on to new adventures. We greatly appreciate all our contributors and have enjoyed reading so many great submissions.
Youth Imagination submissions are now open.
Flash Size limit: 200 to 999 words (pays $3/flash)
Short Story Size limit: 1000 to 8,000 words (pays $8/story)
Long Story Size limit: 8,001 to 20,000 words (pays $15/long story)
In addition to the payments, there is a bonus of $2 per flash, story or long story for accepting payment via PayPal.
One submission at a time: After submitting your work, please wait until it is accepted or declined by us before submitting anything else.
Youth Imagination is interested in creative fiction stories by teens as well as by adult authors. Make the stories awesome, inspiring and engaging. Our goal is to publish the best writing for and by teens. We particularly love stories exploring their issues, such as bullying, drugs, romance, school, parental issues, teacher issues, etc., as well as about the grit and character of teens and young adults.
We accept most genres of fiction, including modern, urban or classical fantasy, as well as sci-fi, slipstream, literary, action-adventure or suspense.