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Submissions Accepted Through Wednesday, March 31

Get your work published in Vol. 3 of our Teen Zine! Submit your short stories, poems, plays, illustrations, and photos with us and have your work judged by Youth Services staff for the chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card. All entries* will be compiled in the Northbrook Teen Zine.

New this year! The theme for Teen Zine Vol. 3 is "Journeys," so please submit entries that fit this theme.

* Submissions may be edited or rejected due to the level of sensitive content or language. This includes, but is not limited to, excessive violence, adult situations, and offensive language. If you are concerned that your submission does not meet these guidelines, please contact us and we can discuss your plans.


Open to all students grades 6-12 in the northern Chicago suburbs. Limit three entries per person. Please submit entries that fit this year's theme: Journeys.

Word Limit

3,000 words for short stories, 3 pages (single-spaced) for poetry, and 10 pages (single-spaced) for plays/screenplays. Entries longer than these limits may be excluded from the Teen Zine.


All entries must be submitted online to the Northbrook Public Library by Wednesday, March 31, 2021.


Contact: Youth Services, Northbrook Public Library, 847-272-4300, youthservices@northbrook.info

Submit Your Work

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