From the Editor
We are an international student-run literary magazine for high school writers and editors. We have an editorial panel of some 150 high school students that provide feedback on every submission. We publish one hard-copy volume annually in August, and four quarterly on-line volumes. We offer training workshops for our editors as well as extensive feedback to editors online during the editing process.
Our mission is to create a high-quality literary magazine written, edited, and published by high school students. We strive to build respectful, mutually beneficial, writer-editor relationships that form a community devoted to improving students’ literary skills in the areas of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.
We believe that when young writers put precise and powerful language to their lives it helps them better understand their value as human beings. We believe the development of that creative voice depends upon close, careful, and compassionate attention. Helping young editors become proficient at providing thoughtful and informed attention to the work of their peers is essential to our mission. We believe this important exchange between young writers and editors provides each with a better understanding of craft, of the writing process, and of the value of putting words to their own lives while preparing them for participation in the broader literary community.
Our Advisory Board includes Ed Hirsch, Chang-rae Lee, Stuart Dybek, Jennifer Eagan, Gary Shteyngart, Scott Turow, Alex Kotlowitz, Jim McManus and Betsey Franco
We publish Poetry, Short-Fiction, and Literary Non-Fiction
We are the clearinghouse for the Claudia Ann Seaman Awards for Excellence in Poetry, Fiction, and Literary Non-Fiction. Awardees receive a cash prize of $200.
Editors Name Managing Editor, Billy Lombardo
Print publication? Yes
Do you take online submissions? No
Submission Guidelines URL http://polyphonyhs.com/submit/
Approx. Response Time? 6 to 8 weeks
How often do you publish? annually
Year Founded? 1996
Do you pay? no
1514 Elmwood Ave, Suite 2
Evanston Illinois 60201
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