Submit Work: General Submissions

General Submissions Submittable Page 

Creative Endeavors Submittable Page


General Submission Guidelines

All ages

Cicada's on the lookout for the smartest, strangest, and most beautiful YA lit/art/comics around. Writers, artists, and comic artists of all ages: Visit the Cicada Submittable page to read our guidelines, create an account, and submit work!


Week in the Life

Ages 14-23

Week in the Life is Cicada's creative journal. Give us your week in photographs. Journal it from the POV of your gerbil. Rap it in the voice of Emily Dickinson. Film it as a blooper reel. Animate it as a flip book. The possibilities are endless--send us your ideas at (subject: WITL)! In your pitch, tell us a little bit about how you'd like to represent your week, and include at least 3 creative samples of the media you want to work in (writing samples, a photography portfolio, a couple comics, etc.).


Call for Creative Endeavors: Super Sweet 16 
Ages 14-23

JOIN US for Cicada’s 16th Birthday Bash!

When: Sept/Oct 2014 issue    

Where: Creative Endeavors

How: To take part in our festival of aspiration and nostalgia, send poetry, art, zines, hand-lettered glitterbomb cards, crowns festooned with Cicada quotes, and all other offerings by June 1. All genres welcome. 3D presents (or photos thereof): strongly encouraged. (Yes, you may bake us a cake.) Celebrants ages 14-23: visit the Creative Endeavors Submittable page to create an account and send us poetry and art about Super Sweet 16 by June 1! (And check back June 2 for a new theme!)