Call for Submissions


Submissions are now open for the 2020 issue.

Submissions are open from July 1, 2019–May 31, 2020

Polyphony Lit invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from high school students worldwide. Our student editors provide feedback to all submissions, including the ones we do not accept for publication. To be guaranteed feedback, submit your piece by our first deadline on April 30. Our final deadline for submissions is May 31.

It is our privilege to read every submission we receive and it is our duty to respond in some meaningful way to authors who think enough of us to allow us into their worlds as they attempt to give shape to their stories and to their lives. We relish the opportunity to participate in this personal and essential journey of the human voice.

Student editors choose the best pieces for publication in our annual volume, which will be published online. All accepted pieces are then eligible for the Claudia Ann Seaman Young Writers Award.

We are now taking submissions for cover art!

Before you submit, please read our Guidelines.

Keep Submissions


Unlike other lit mags, we do not charge a fee to submit. Free submissions mean all students can participate.  If you like what we do and support our mission to keep submissions free, please consider a donation of $5 (once/monthly) 

"The best thing about the whole submission process was the extensive, constructive, and very helpful feedback . . . I love how the readers went into so much detail, pointing out things here and there that were helpful without being hurtful. Thank you!"

— Uyi E.