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GENERAL GUIDELINES

Youth Shades Magazine welcomes content from around the globe. It features fiction (poetry, plays and stories), non-fiction (reviews, essays, opinion pieces/articles, SOS and memoirs), Arts and Skills (virtual arts, paintings, abstract illustrations, drawings, cartoons, make overs, fashion designs, and photography). Your piece must be highly original and never published elsewhere. We love pieces with mind-blowing twists as those are the ones that are likely to get published.

The subject of the email should be in CAPS LOCK – (CATEGORY OF YOUR SUBMISSION, ISSUE OF THE MAGAZINE, THEME OF THE ISSUE, YOUR NAME AND COUNTRY). The title of your piece should be in the attachment

Please, do not send more than two poems at a time, and each poem should not be longer than one A4 page.

Please, do not send more than two stories at a time and each story should not be more than two A4 pages.

Please, do not send more than two scripts at a time and each script should not be more than two A4 pages.

Please, do not send more than two opinion pieces/articles at a time and each opinion piece/article should not be more than two A4 pages.

Our Arts & Skills segment features works in the trend of Visual Arts – paintings, abstract illustrations, drawings, etc. – which reflect societal colourations of cultures, people and places. To be celebrated in this sect are exhibitions of creativities, especially those with diversities creatively put together.  By creativity, we mean skills including Make Overs, Fashion Designs, and Photography. We love good laughs; if you can create good jokes, send to us and we will you as well.

Please, do not send more than four A4 pages of Arts & Skills at a time. If it is a serial art/illustration, it should not be more than twelve A4 pages (in such case, it will be published in parts). Attach your works as high-resolution files. Abide by the submission format and title your Arts & Skills accordingly.

Do you have a personal story you want to share with the world? Is there something bothering you and you need someone to offer you words of consolation? Send your story to us, and the world will hear you. Anonymous or not, that’s something for you to decide.

If you want us to review your product or you have a reviewed product and you want it published on our blog, contact us.

Please, do not send more than two memoirs at a time, and your memoir should not be longer than two A4 pages.

Please, do not send more than two essays at a time, and your essay should not be longer than two A4 pages.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

  • Submitted pieces can either be published in our magazine issues or on our blog. Submitters of accepted pieces will be notified on publication.
  • All submissions and enquiries should be sent to info@youthshades.com
  • By submitting to us, the submitter has agreed to the following terms:

(a.) all works are copyright protected by Youth Shades and the authors. This means that Youth Shades and the authors have equal rights to the works

(b.) all submissions will be edited before being published

(c.) being published without a pay from us, having the platform as one for self-exhibition, contribution to art and promotion.

  • Submissions are open from 1st to 8th of every month.
  • Submitters of accepted pieces will be notified on publication.
  • Submissions should be sent in Calibri font type and font size should be 14.
  • All submissions must be sent as a doc. attachment to info@youthshades.com

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