Young Voices Online Submissions

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Young Voices is Toronto Public Library's magazine of creative writing and visual art, created and selected by Toronto teens 
(PDF): 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011

Submission Guidelines

Deadline: Tuesday April 2, 2019

  1. Submit art, photos, comics, stories, poems and other creative writing…
  2. Toronto Public Library has one-time print and electronic rights to all work, as well as the right to excerpt from the work, both online and in print, for purposes of promotion.
  3. Written submissions will be selected from each of the following age categories: 12–14; 15–16; 17–19.
  4. Related pieces (i.e. artwork submitted in conjunction with writing) may not be considered together.

Teens 12 to 19 years old who live, work or go to school in Toronto.

You can submit two pieces each year:

  • One piece of writing per person
  • One visual piece per person, either a piece of artwork OR a photograph OR one single-page comic

Written Work:
poems, stories, rants, reviews...

  • 1,000 words maximum
  • Typed entries preferred, but not required


  • 8 ½”x 11” preferred
  • Black and white artwork only

Photography & Digital Art:

  • High resolution (8x10 inches at 300 pixels)
  • Black and white only


  • 8 ½”x 11”, one page maximum


Use the form below to submit your work online.

To submit your work in person, print a submission form (PDF) and drop it off at any branch.




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