There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Standing up for what you believe in is a big part of growing up and learning how to break  out of your shell. Whether it's something as little as changing the way you dress or as big as taking charge of your own future, we are wondering what makes you bold--how do you defy the status quo?  

But action doesn’t stop at the self. How do you free others? How do you disrupt the systems of the world? Share your ideas of defiance and change. Use experience from social reformers of the past, current events, or your own brushes with breaking free from society’s norms. We want to know--how do you break free? Submit your original poetry, short stories, essays, comics, or artwork responding to our theme through February 1, 2019.


elementia is a teen literary zine published to represent and uplift young adults (up to age 19). Submissions must be original work. We welcome simultaneous submissions (things that you're sending elsewhere for consideration) and pieces that have been previously published (as long as you hold the publication rights). There aren't any word count limitations, but we encourage submitters to pick their best excerpts from pieces that are too long for publication in a magazine. Each piece of writing or art should be submitted as an individual entry, but there is no limit to the number of pieces you can submit. Please send us your most final draft, as our editing stage only allows for minimal adjustments.

Looking for feedback on your writing?  Use your Johnson County Library card to access Tutor.com!