Bird artwork by Tony Fitzpatrick.

A global online literary platform for high school

writers and editors

All poetry, fiction and nonfiction submissions receive editorial feedback and consideration for the Claudia Ann Seaman Awards.

We invite high school students worldwide with any level of experience to be a part of Polyphony's editorial staff.

Check out our new online 

"How to be a Literary Editor" workshop, as well as other resources.

Claudia Ann Seaman
Awards for Young Writers

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Lara Katz

Weston, CT

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What People are Saying About Us

“Polyphony is a find. An eclectic collection of prose and poetry, it's like nothing else around. It's like a Paris Review for the young. Daring. Provocative. Exhilarating. And just plain fun.”

 – Alex Kotlowitz
There Are No Children Here


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Volume 15 |Spring 2020

Now available!

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Our Advisory Board

Stuart Dybek
Jennifer Egan
Betsy Franco
Edward Hirsch
Alex Kotlowitz
Chang-rae Lee
Jim McManus
Gary Shteyngart
Elizabeth Taylor
Scott Turow