Submit to The Echo

For the upcoming 2022-2023 magazine, we want you, yes you to show us:

What does Intersectionality mean to you?

The Echo wishes to see intersections in whichever creative form you choose ranging from poetry, flash fiction and memoirs to short stories, visual art/photography, scripts, and critical essays. But before you submit please familiarize yourselves with our guidelines below.

Intersection(s) can be: 

Age, social group, social class, race, gender, sexuality, economic status, nationality, ethnicity, career, hobbies (sports/athletics), illnesses (physical and mental), personality, political affiliation, culture

Do not send: 
– Fanfiction or other derivative works
– Illegal confessions
– Unfinished pieces
– Previously published pieces (including self-published pieces)
– Work that intends to harm or shame a group
– Novel length work (see our note below)

Triggering/Vulgar Language: 
– If a content warning is needed make sure it is clearly indicated before the piece
– Censor slurs if needed (when in doubt submit with censors)
– If a piece is explicitly vulgar, submit with caution

Digital art and photography are preferred. If you submit physical art, submit the highest quality scan/image of your artwork that you can. We are willing to work with artists if the piece(s) are accepted.

Author expectations: 
– Your work will be considered for one or more of the following: website, physical printing in our annual lit mag
– Authors who have pieces selected in our annual magazine will receive a contributor copy

Final Notes
– Erotica or anything that would earn a rating of R or Mature is a hard sell. So when in doubt, submit 
– Length doesn’t matter, it’s how you use it!
Submissions sent in the months of June/July will begin to get responses in August
– Our normal response time is within two weeks

All accepted writing pieces will be given a podcast episode!!!

We welcome both simultaneous submissions, and multiple submissions from the same author. That’s all! Thank you for your interest in submitting to us; If you’re having trouble understanding the theme check us out on Instagram to see what intersectionality means to us and what pieces we hope to see. We’re excited to see your submission! 

With love, 
The Echo

Know Your Rights

You have the right to remain silenced. If you like being oppressed. Oh wait, you want to know about your author’s rights? Ugh fine.

The Echo Teen Art & Lit Mag is a digital and print publication that publishes to our website weekly and in print once per year. There is no monetary compensation for publication in The Echo at this time, but accepted artists and writers will receive a contributor copy at no cost.

There is no fee required to submit your work, but we’re poor so feel free to send us some bucks if you can. The Echo acquires exclusive first digital and print publication rights. The magazine will be available for purchase in perpetuity. Reprint rights and all other applicable rights revert to the author twelve months after publication.

You can view a sample of our contract here.