Teen Submit-a-thon 2022


Find the encouragement you need to take the next steps to publishing your writing! Whether you're a seasoned or first-time author, this free online event will maximize your submission experience. We'll help you send out your poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction. Writers get published because of our Submit-a-thons!

  • Get coached by Editor-in-Chiefs from 3 Literary Magazines
  • Find literary journals for your work
  • Gain advice on dealing with rejection
  • Make friends & cheer on your fellow teens
  • Participate in publishing games for prizes!
When: Sunday, October 30, 6 PM, EST. Register in advance: register here.


Who: Any teen (ages 13-19) from planet Earth writing in English.
Who: Your expert coaches are Ari Lohr, Editor-in-Chief at Jupiter Review, Michelle Qiao, Editor-in-Chief at Flare Magazine, and Alexandria Peary, Editor-in-Chief at Under the Madness Magazine.


I'll be talking about mindful writing as a panelist at the University of New Hampshire's Deep Time Lab this Tuesday. 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM.

Deep Time Lab: The Present is the first in a three-part series of community conversations exploring how we situate ourselves within Time. The series explores new connections between past, present, and potential futures through the research of UNH faculty and community scholars. The conversation is a compliment to the Solastalgic Archive and Deep Time Lab exhibition at the Museum of Art. The exhibition asks viewers to consider living in our current age of accelerated change, which reveals that there is not a single, predictable future. Panelists will explore the idea that history is a story that can be retold and revised: What will be is being scripted right now.

Deep Time Lab: The Present features a conversation between Dr. Cristina Faiver-Serna, UNH Department of Geography and Women's and Gender Studies, Dr. Alexandria Peary, Salem State University and New Hampshire Poet Laureate, and Dr. Tu Lan, UNH Department of Geography. Join us to explore time as a language, a measure, loss, abundance, a social context, a scientific principle, a spiritual space, and a cultural expression.

This event is a hybrid in-person and Zoom event. Location: room A218 in the Paul Creative Arts Center. Registration is required to attend the program via Zoom.

Register to attend via Zoom here.

Joins us for all events in this series, Deep Time Lab: The Past on October 27th and Deep Time Lab: The Future, on November 3rd.

Deep Time Lab: The Present compliments the exhibition the Solastalgic Archive and Deep Time Lab on view at the Museum of Art through December 3, 2022. 

Two Submit-a-thons Happening This Fall 2022!


Submit-a-thon 2022!

Find the encouragement you need to take your next steps toward publication through this lively community event. Whether you’re a seasoned author or this is your first-time sending work out, this online event will maximize your submission experience.

Writers get published at these Submit-a-thons!

·      Find literary journals for your work

·      Gain advice on dealing with literary rejection

·      Cheer on your fellow writers as they send out work

·      Participate in publishing games for prizes!

I'm offering two Submit-a-thons this fall on Zoom. No entry fee:


On Sunday, October 30, starting time of 6 PM, EST. Any genre of creative writing (poetry, short stories, creative nonfiction, etc.). Any teen (ages 13-19) from anywhere on the planet can join this event (which will be conducted in English)! My co-hosts are Ari Lohr, Editor-in-Chief at the Jupiter Review, and Michelle Qiao, Editor-in-Chief at Flare Magazine.

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


On Sunday, November 20, starting time of 6 PM, EST. Genre will be limited to poetry for this event (any style of poetry). Any resident of New Hampshire can join. My co-host is Mike Nelson, former Portsmouth Poet Laureate and host of Beat Night.

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We will email you a week before the event with a few other details (how many pieces of writing to bring, how to format that writing, Submittable, etc.).

Mindful Writing Resources


Here's a compilation of my recent publications
and talks on mindful writing as a resource
 for you: 2022 mindful writing resources.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with New Hampshire Public Radio and the NH Poet Laureate

New Hampshire Public Radio is hosting a month-long event to celebrate April, National Poetry Month!

Listeners can send their own poem or a poem by another writer to four themes.

Each week, a selection will be featured on air or on NHPR's website. I'll be joining hot Peter Biello each week to discuss the poems on All Things Considered.

April’s themes:
April 3 - 9: Belonging
April 10 - 16: Growth
April 17 - 23: Waiting
April 14 - 30: Mistakes & Solutions

Submitting a poem is easy! Just email your poem, or a piece by a poet of your choice that relates to the theme, to voices@nhpr.org.

More info about how to participate can be found here.

"Spring Flowers Photo" is marked with CC0 1.0.

Under the Madness Hosts Publication Reunion!


Under the Madness Magazine is hosting an utterly unique publication reunion!

In 2021, Jenzo DuQue’s short story, “The Rest of Us,” was selected for the prestigious Best American Short Stories anthology. Ten years prior, Jenzo was published in Teen Ink. Now on April 10, 2022, Jenzo will meet up with editors from Teen Ink, that nationally known magazine where a decade ago he saw some of his earliest creative writing in print.
After a reading from Jenzo, the author and the editors at Teen Ink will field your questions from the audience.
  • So do you have what it takes to push that SUBMIT button? Many people (teens and adults) would like to see their writing published but never take that important step.
  • Hear what pressing SUBMIT did for Jenzo Duque. As a teenager, Jenzo sent his work to magazines including Teen Ink. A decade later, his fiction was included in the premier anthology for short stories in the United States!
  • What gave him the courage and initiative? How did he handle any doubts and rejection? What were the steps along his path of success as a creative writer? What continues to motivate and inspire him as a writer?
Teen Ink has published over 55,000 teens since 1989 (including editors at Under the Madness). This is a magazine that is 100% about supporting teen writers. Who better to ask for publishing advice than these pros!
Sunday, April 10, 7-8 PM, EST
On Zoom
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
More info on featured guests:
Jenzo DuQue is a Colombian-American writer and abolitionist. His writing has been published in Best American Short Stories, Narrative, BOMB, and elsewhere. Born into a Colombian community in Chicago, he lives in Brooklyn. Follow his antics on Twitter @papiwhathappen or read more at jenzoduque.com

Teen Ink is a national teen magazine devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos, and forums. For over 33 years, Teen Ink has offered teens the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on issues that affect their lives – everything from love and family to school, current events, and self-esteem. Hundreds of thousands of students, aged 13-19, have submitted their work to us and we have published more than 55,000 teens since 1989. While
Teen Ink's ownership has changed hands a few times, its mission remains the same. It is devoted to helping teens share their own voices, while developing reading, writing, creative and critical-thinking skills. Teenink.com has over 480,000 registered users and continues to grow every day.


Teen Submit-a-thon 2022

  Find the encouragement you need to take the next steps to publishing your writing!  Whether you're a seasoned or first-time author, th...