Write for us

We publish teen writers! It’s your chance to get published in India’s only teenzine.

What can you submit?
Articles
If you have a good idea for an article, send us your article title, brief description, and previously published writing samples.

Short Stories
If it has a beginning, middle and end, a well-developed plot and interesting characters; it if takes place in the past, present or future … send your short story to us.

Campus Buzz
Send us a write-up and photos of your school/college event, festival or news. It could be featured in your fave mag for teens across the country to see.

Reader’s Blog
Share a life-changing moment or experience with teens across the country. It can be a one-time experience or an ongoing activity. Or just voice your opinion about something you care about.

Poets & Poetry
Do you love writing poetry? Do verses just run through your head? Then Poets & Poetry is for you! We will only consider original poetry.

Photo Pik
Show off your photography skills and creativity in this column dedicated to teen photographers.

Jokes
Do you have a favourite joke? Something that really makes people laugh out loud? Send it to us and we’ll share it with the rest of our teen readers in Funny Bone.

Include the following info with each submission: Name, Date of birth, Home address, Phone/Mobile number, Name of your school/college

How to send your work to us
E-mail your work to editorial@theteenagertoday.com

Submission guidelines

  • We accept submissions all year long. If you are sending work that is holiday-specific, try to send it in at least two months before the holiday.
  • Label all work fiction or non-fiction. Include the following originality statement at the end of each submission: “I hereby certify that the above work is completely original”, followed by your full name to affirm this is your work.
  • Include the following info with each submission:
    Name, Date of birth, Home address, Phone/Mobile number, Name of your school/college
  • Writing may be edited and we reserve the right to publish our edited version without your prior approval.
  • Photographs sent by e-mail as an attachment should be of high resolution and smaller than 1MB when saved.
  • Any work you submit may be published in THE TEENAGER TODAY monthly print magazine and/or on our website. We don’t return posted submissions, so keep a copy.
  • All works submitted become the property of THE TEENAGER TODAY and all copyrights are assigned to THE TEENAGER TODAY. We retain the non-exclusive rights to publish all such works in any format. All material in THE TEENAGER TODAY is copyrighted to protect us and to exclude others from republishing your work.

FAQs
Who decides what gets published?
Our editorial staff reviews all year. We read every submission and pick the best of the best for each section of THE TEENAGER TODAY’S print magazine and website.

I sent something in a few months ago, but it hasn’t been published. What should I do?
Because of the volume of submissions we get each year, we can only publish a fraction of them and we can’t check to see if yours was received. Keep reading THE TEENAGER TODAY (print and website) to see if your submission has appeared.

How will I know if I get published?
If you are published in THE TEENAGER TODAY’S print magazine, you’ll receive an e-mail notification.

Who will see my work if it is published?
THE TEENAGER TODAY goes out to thousands of teens across the country. Many adults receive the print edition too, including parents and teachers. And, of course, anyone could see your writing and photography on this website.