About the Teen Literary Magazine
Last spring, local teens in grades six through twelve were invited to submit their original writing and artwork to the Dover Public Library for a chance to be published in the library’s first Teen Literary Magazine, Tornado Alley. We hope to continue this magazine every Spring. Print copies of the Second Edition are available now at the library. A digital version is available below. The submission deadline for 2017 is February 28. Forms Below.
Any teen living in Tuscarawas County may submit up to four pieces for consideration. Submission categories are fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and artwork. Written submissions are to be typed using 12 pt. font and double spaced. Art submissions are to be 8.5×11 color copies or photographs of the work. All submissions must have a title. Full submission guidelines can be found on the back of the submission form. Please be sure to read them carefully and follow the guidelines. Not following the rules may affect whether your piece is selected.
Each year, a team of teen editors will review the submissions. Each editor will receive a packet of work to review and return to the library with their comments. Meetings will be held with teen volunteers to design the magazine layout and discuss content. Selection will be finalized in March with the help of both teen and adult volunteers.
The literary magazine is funded in part by a 21st Century Grant with Dover High School, which supports communities in creating learning opportunities outside the classroom and providing funds for technology, like the library’s circulating Kindle Fire HDs. The 21st Century Grant also funded a Creative Writing Workshop at the library and a visit by YA author Mindy McGinnis.
A reception will be held for teen authors and artists each year. As part of the reception, teens are encouraged to read their pieces aloud.
Try something new this year and see your work in print! Connect with other young artists and writers and help create a brand new publication!
Questions? Call 330-343-6123 or email Liz.