YCteen publishes true stories by teens, giving readers insight into the issues that matter most in young people's lives.
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How to Write for YCteen
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If you're a New York City teen and you like the idea of writing stories that will help your peers, YCteen may be the place for you.

YCteen writers get published online and in a print magazine that's distributed to hundreds of high schools, libraries, and community-based organizations in New York City. Teens write personal stories about their lives, and reported stories about issues that affect young people.

Do you love to write personal stories and want to be a voice for teens? YCteen may be the place for you. YCteen articles have been republished on the New York Times Learning Network and are used in curricula nationwide. YCteen is an award-winning, teen-written magazine that’s read by thousands of teens in print and online. Writers are guided and supported by a professional editor as they learn memoir-writing and journalism skills.

School Year Requirements:

• You must be in high school and between the ages of 15 and 20 
• You must live in New York City and commit to working a minimum of two days a week, two hours a day for three months at our midtown Manhattan office. (Our office is open to writers from 1-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.)




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