Teen Ink publishes a monthly 48 page print magazine that has been publishing teen writing, art and photos for 25 years. The magazine goes to subscribing schools and libraries nationwide in addition to the homes of thousands of teenagers. We have no staff writers, so all the content comes directly from our readers. Any teenager can submit their work for publishing consideration and there is no charge to submit or to be published.
Our online magazine has an archive of 500,000 pieces, all written and created by teen authors and artists, as well as a daily poem, artwork, story, essay, quote and more. With forums, chat rooms, more than 300 categorized Web resources for teens plus other online features, TeenInk.com is the source for teen expression on the Web!
Teen Ink and our partner, Gotham Writers, run online writing classes for teenagers throughout the year. Classes focus on Creative Writing and Creative Nonfiction. Courses are designed to foster creativity and self-expresion in a supportive atmosphere. Each class is taught by a professional writer who is adept at helping young writers develop their skills and finding their unique voice. This is an online interactive workshop and each course lasts for six weeks. Courses include small classes, weekly lectures, writing exercises and expert instruction. All participants receive a one year free subscription to Teen Ink magazine.
Teen Ink has compiled seven books from its magazine pages. Including fiction, poetry, art and photograph, the books also showcase moving personal essays that cover all the highs and lows of the teen years. Available in all bookstores and online, check them out: Teen Ink: Our Voices, Our Visions; Teen Ink 2: More Voices, More Visions; Teen Ink: Friends and Family; Teen Ink: Love and Relationships; Teen Ink: What Matters, Teen Ink: Written in the Dirt, which highlights the most amazing fiction and poetry, and Chicken Soup for the Teen Soul.
Teens can submit interviews with special people in their families or communities for a chance to win an interview with a celebrity. Previous teen winners have held exclusive interviews with Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, George Lucas, Maya Angelou, R.L. Stine, Whoopi Goldberg, Colin Powell and Sen. John Glenn.
Teen Ink offers a variety of contests that inspire teens to do everything - from offering a creative environmental solution and volunteering in their community, to writing about a family vacation and shooting great photos of their friends. Find out more about our contests!
Hundreds of students nominate outstanding educators each year. Essays are published in our print magazine and up to 20 educators are honored with cash awards. More educators receive honorable mention recognition.
Teachers from across the country volunteer to share ideas, opinions, lesson plans and more. See our growing list of more than 100 members!
Students volunteer to serve as their high school's liaison to Teen Ink. As board members, they give direct feedback on Teen Ink's editorial content, design and programs.
Our weekly online opinion poll provides an opportunity for thousands of teenagers to tell the world what they think. We publish the poll results on our website.
This award program enabled schools to recognize the academic improvement and individual growth with free books, book plates and award certificates.