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A Woman Writing by the Window



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We are looking for stories written by young writers (roughly, ages 12 to 25) which engage us, interest us, and connect us with others. We love stories about romance, technology, historical events, communities underrepresented in literature, and everything in-between!


We accept submissions on a rolling basis. Our 2nd issue will be published TBD (likely Fall 2022). Submissions are open to writers in all countries. Only online submissions are accepted.


We accept submissions in the following categories:

  • Fiction: up to 4,000 words

  • Nonfiction: up to 4,000 words

  • Poetry: up to 5 poems, no longer than 3 pages each

  • Screenplays: up to 4,000 words

  • Artwork: up to 3 pieces


Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask you that you contact us as soon as possible if your work is accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are also accepted.


We offer free feedback for our submitters, as YEW is dedicated to helping young writers improve. When submitting, you have the option of what kind of feedback you would like on your piece. Make sure you specify in your email submission which option you would prefer:


Surface-Level - we will give you feedback and assistance with your grammar. If you would like to be published in our journal, we require each person to accept this feedback to ensure your piece is looking spiffy when published!


In-Depth - we will take a deeper look into your craft, such as a poems structure or a short story's plot, to ensure a well-rounded piece. If you chose this option, we will send you your feedback and give you the option to revise your work before we publish it!

Send your work as a PDF or word document to with the subject line "YEW Submission." Please also attach an author bio and feedback preference to the email, but do not include them in the submission document.

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