Journals Accepting Short YA Fiction: Updated for 2020!

There are plenty of places to submit short fiction, as you can see from a quick scroll through Submittable, but it hasn’t always been so easy to find the perfect home for your shorts that truly fall under the YA umbrella. Back in 2017, I summed up a list of five journals accepting YA short fiction, but the landscape has definitely changed. Only two of the original five publications are still in operation. Even a new one suggested by a reader (The Passed Note) has since shut down. However! There is now a brand new YA journal! Voyage launched in the summer of 2020, and they not only have some great content up already, but they are also open to submissions!

In summary, the following journals are now open for YA:

  • Voyage is the latest YA journal on the scene. They are interested in quality work by writers from a variety of backgrounds, especially #ownvoices.
  • Lunch Ticket is the Antioch University literary journal, and accepts YA submissions. They also accept general submissions from authors aged 13 and up!
  • Writers aged 13-17 are also welcome to submit to the School Lunch feature at Lunch Ticket.
  • Hunger Mountain This is the VCFA literary journal, and accepts YA regular and contest submissions.

Any other favorite journals I missed that accept YA submissions? Please feel free to share in the comments!

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