One Teen Story Submission

The One Teen Story Contest was designed to encourage teen writers to complete and submit a short story, the contest is open now for writers ages 13-19. The winning stories will be published in upcoming issues of One Teen Story, which will be sent to all One Story and One Teen Story subscribers. The contest winners will receive $500 and 25 copies of the magazine, and will also have the chance to work with a One Teen Story editor prior to publication.


To enter, you must be between the ages of 13-19 as of November 15th, 2018.

Short stories should be between 2,000 to 4,500 words and be the writer’s own original, unpublished work.

Stories should have teens as their main characters and be about the teen experience.

Previously published stories and stories forthcoming at other publications cannot be considered. This includes stories that have been self-published online on personal websites or other publishing platforms.

No entry fee is required.

Only one submission per person.

One Teen Story reserves the right to approve all final, edited content. A parent must sign a consent form for One Teen Story to publish the names of the winners and honorable mentions on our web site.

You must submit through our online Submission Manager.

Proof of age must be provided by all winners and finalists.