(1,500- 4,000 words): In our fifth publication year, submissions are open for personal essays for Brain Teen, our award-winning print magazine devoted to parenting teens. We look for well-structured essays that  an authentic voice with a down-to-earth tone. We appreciate exquisite detail, vivid scenes and spot-on dialogue.  We love to see new topics or interesting angles on familiar topics relating to parenting teens or having been a teen.

Brain Teen 2016 includes essays by best-selling authors Ann Hood and Laura Pritchett.

Read this example of a Brain Teen essay.