Submission guidelines and copyright info


We’re open to all genres of YA, but we are looking for pieces that elicit an emotional response and show what it’s like to navigate the teen experience. Since we are not able to accept every single submission, please only send us your best work.

Voyage is always open to submissions and general submissions are always free.

Stories should be 6,000 words or less.

All work is accepted through our submission managing system, Submittable. We do not accept work via email or by mail.

You may submit as many times as you’d like!

Absolutely! You can submit your work to different categories if you think it would be a good fit.

We do—but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere!

We aim to respond to work within 8-12 weeks. We respond to all submissions.

Yes, our standard rate for accepted stories is $200.

Voyage holds first publication rights for three months after publication. Authors agree not to publish, authorize or permit the publication of any part of the material for three months following first publication. After three months, rights revert back to the author. For reprints, we ask that authors acknowledge the work was first published in Voyage.


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Always free. Always open. Always paid.