Springboard Journal

Submissions are now open for the May 2020 issue!

Springboard Teen Literary Journal is an annual print publication of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction written by students grades 6-12 from Northwest Ohio. It is published in partnership with Read For Literacy and released every May in coordination with Claire’s Day, Northwest Ohio’s largest children’s book festival.

Springboard Teen Literary Journal is looking for writers, grades 6-12, in Northwest Ohio (including Toledo, Maumee, Sylvania, Perrysburg, and Defiance) to submit:

Short Fiction – Please limit submissions to 3,000 words or less

Poetry – You may submit up to 3 poems

Nonfiction – Essays, memoir, creative nonfiction; please limit submissions to 3,000 words or less

We do not accept: Fanfiction, Book Reports, School Essays

Deadline for submissions is April 17. Instructions and guidelines for submitting can be found by visiting: https://springboardjournal.submittable.com/submit, or by clicking the SUBMIT button below. For more information, email us at editor@springboardjournal.com.

Attention Teachers:
The editors of Springboard Teen Literary Journal are proud to announce the Springboard Writing Lab, a program that connects you and your students with our staff of professional writers for creative writing workshops, facilitated at your school at no cost to you, courtesy of Read For Literacy! Whether you’d like us to visit your classroom for a fifty-minute workshop, a multi-visit story writing series, or an after-school program for small groups of interested students, we’re available to offer mentorship to your class of talented young writers. Email us at editor@springboardjournal.com for additional info.

We’re looking forward to reading your students’ creative work!



Matt Russell

Jonie McIntire
Associate Editor

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