Thank you for submitting to Radiate Literary Journal. We’re excited to see your piece.


  • You’re a student ages 13-22 or a young writer near this range
  • The piece is poetry, prose, novel excerpt, comic strip, essay, or nonfiction under 10,000 words
  • The piece uses respectful language and does not include gratuitous violence or sexual content
  • You give permission for your work to 1) be shared with Radiate editors, 2) be posted online and shared with Radiate email followers if accepted, 3) be put in contact with Radiate editors regarding your piece and 4) be licensed under Creative Commons while on Radiate Literary Online
  • You understand you will not be paid for the submission as this is a volunteer-run journal
  • If you’re under 18, you have permission from a parent or guardian
  • You will let us know if the submission has been previously published.
  • You agree to grant Radiate Literary the first North American Serial Rights and archival rights to your piece. The publisher has the right to publish your piece in our online journal and magazine, and to distribute this piece. If the piece has been previously published, you agree to grant Radiate Literary second serial rights and archival rights to your piece.