Submit Work: General Submissions
General Submission Guidelines
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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: Allies
Collaborators, accomplices, co-conspirators, strategizers, plan-hatchers, speakers of truths and takers of action. When there’s a deed that needs doing, they show up, take stock, and jump in. (They also bring cookies.) Writers and artists ages 14-23: visit the Creative Endeavors Submittable page to create an account and send us poetry and art about allies by March 31! (And check back April 1 for a new theme!)