While there are tons of journals dedicated to literary fiction, there aren’t that many for YA, even though the genre has grown exponentially over the last ten years. Fortunately, One Story (a fantastic literary journal) has expanded into the teen market with its new division, One Teen Story:
“One Teen Story is a new literary magazine that connects teens to great short stories.
Each month, readers will get a short story in the mail, on on their Kindle, or on other electronic reading devices. Printed copies will come to you as a beautifully designed 5 x 7 booklet – easy to slip into a backpack or read under the covers. The digital version will arrive on your Kindle or phone, ready to read on the spot.”
They’re accepting submissions until May 31, so if you have a YA short story buried away, polish it up now. Between One Teen Story and Sucker Literary Magazine, I’m hopeful that a new era in YA stories is on the rise.