Submit Work: General Submissions
General Submission Guidelines
Ages 14+, teens and adults alike
Cicada is a YA lit/comics magazine fascinated with the lyric and strange and committed to work that speaks to teens' truths. We publish poetry, realistic and genre fic, essay, and comics by adults and teens. (We are also inordinately fond of lit nerd humor and Viking jokes.) Our readers are smart and curious; submissions are invited but not required to engage young adult themes.
Fav writers: Bennett Madison, Sarah McCarry, Leopoldine Core, Jose Olivarez, Sofia Samatar, Erica Lorraine Scheidt, David Levithan, Sherman Alexie, Hilary Smith, Nnedi Okorafor, Andrea Gibson, Daniel José Older, Malory Ortberg. @cicadamagazine / cicadamagazine.tumblr.com
"There's room in the world for your dark weird truths." Associate editor Anna Neher on what Cicada wants.
Call for Creative Endeavors: Risk
“I know this is supposed to be the part where I go home.
“But what if I didn’t?”
—Hilary T. Smith, Wild Awake
Sometimes you ask yourself, “What if?” Sometimes you act on it. Send us poetry, art, and photography on risk! Contest opens April 1, 2015, and closes May 31, 2015. Visit our Submittable page to enter the contest! See official rules here.
Art (c) 2014 by Hellen Jo.