Hi! Welcome to Word on the Street, an online magazine inspired and made for teens to give our generation a voice. We are looking for teens, ages 13-19, to submit their forms of art– such as drawings, paintings, graphic designs, poems, stories, dance, songs, and more! If it is art to you, we would love to see it, whether it be in Spanish or English. What we need with  your submission is a title, a brief description of what your piece is showing us, and what inspired you to make it.   Here at Word on the Street we are more than happy to keep your submission anonymous (with anonymous submission please see our policies).  Don’t be nervous, because we all have each other’s back. Send us what you think is your best work. Be inspirational, not harmful- whether it be to yourself or others. Can’t wait to see your work!


Basic Submission Guidelines

  1. Submissions are opened year round.
  2. You can only submit original work.
  3. You will not receive payment for your submission.
  4. You must be between the ages 13-19 to submit.
  5. Before submitting, please familiarize yourself with our magazine.

What happens then?

  • We may like your submission but we may return it with suggestions for revisions and re-submission.

What happens if we accept your written work?

  • We will proofread to correct for typos, spelling and punctuation errors ( with consideration given to poetic/creative choices made by the author).

What happens if we accept visual art, photos, videos?

  • These  will be edited for best viewing on our website with complete respect to your creative choices.

For all submissions:

  • You will receive an email back letting you know we received your email.
  • If your work is accepted, we will notify you by email.
  • For written work, captions, artist statements and bios: all will be translated into Spanish in keeping with our bilingual publication and value of language justice.
  • If we publish your work, we reserve the right to place an editor’s note at the top alerting the reader for mature language/content contained within. Likewise, we reserve the right to place a “trigger warning”,  which alerts trauma survivors to sensitive material.

Read the Terms / Policies