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YA Literary Magazine Open to Submissions

on March 13, 2012

If you have a polished YA short story, excerpt from a novel, or novella, consider submitting to Sucker–A YA Literary Magazine.

The reading period is open now. February 1, 2012-May 1, 2012. 

Click hereto learn more about what they are looking for.

Also to read about their new developments in taking the Magazine to e-book format here.

WORD COUNT: Submissions should be no more than 10,000 words  (and even that’s pushing it).

MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS: Only one submission per author per issue. NEW POLICY!

FORMATTING: Standard manuscript format is required, 12-point font (Times or Times New Roman), double-spaced with one-inch margins all around. Please put the page number, your last name, and title of entry in the top right corner of each page. Attachments are required and MUST be labeled with the title of your piece. Please send your work in a Microsoft Word document. NO PDFs. Please do not send your work in the body of your email. Send submissions to: suckerliterarymagazine at cox dot net. Subject line in ALL CAPS: SUBMISSION.


  • A brief summary of your story/novel excerpt (3 sentences).
  • If your piece is part of a larger body of work, include a few sentences about that.
  • A brief bio (no more than forty words, please.).
  • If your piece has been previously published, include the name of the publication and year

To find out more about Sucker Literary Magazine and how to submit, check out their website here.


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