Thursday, November 15, 2018

Submissions & Guidelines

jGirls Magazine accepts submissions on an ongoing basis from from self-identifying Jewish teenage girls ages 13-19. You can submit articles, essays, fiction, poetry, humor, photographs, music, videos, artwork and other creative materials. You can submit as often as you’d like.

Please read all sections below before submitting.

Content does not HAVE to be Jewish-themed. We want to hear from you about issues and ideas that are important to you, on both secular and Jewish topics.

We periodically suggest a theme to help get your ideas flowing. (Note: Submissions are not limited to this theme, you may submit any work on any topic at any time.)

Our current theme is: Beginnings & Endings

In honor of the end of school, summer and a new school year, our theme is “Beginnings & Endings.”

The deadline for submissions on this theme is August 26th.

Other suggestions include (but are not limited to):

  • Body image
  • Current events
  • Family
  • Food
  • Identity (including Jewish, gender and sexual identity)
  • Israel
  • Jewish learning
  • Opinion
  • Personal experiences
  • Politics
  • Pop culture & cultural reviews
  • Relationships
  • Social justice

Unsure what to write about? Not ready to submit your work just yet? We’ll be sending out topics and contests soon. Sign up to RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER to be the first to know.

Anyone who considers herself to be a Jewish girl and is between the ages of 13-19 is eligible to submit material. We actively encourage submissions from participants who are diverse in their Jewish identification, sexual orientation, gender expression, race, ethnicity and abilities. jGirls is committed to the visibility and representation of the different voices, perspectives and experiences that comprise our diverse Jewish community.

Unfortunately, jGirls cannot publish all submissions and cannot accept submissions from girls under the age of 13.

At the moment, we can accept written submissions and video pieces with spoken elements in English only. There are no geographic restrictions.

  • We accept both materials created for other purposes and original material.
  • In the case of pre-published materials, the original publisher must permit re-publishing/re-posting. It is your responsibility to check that publisher’s terms or obtain written permission.
  • If you would like to create something original for us, and want to run it by us first, we are happy to discuss your idea with you before you start working on it. However, we cannot make a decision about accepting a piece until we see the completed version.
  • We will permit some work to be published anonymously — please contact us to discuss.
  • If you wish us to publish your piece anonymously, indicate this *on the piece itself,* as well as on the submission form.
  • We don’t share personal information (email address, etc.) with third parties.
  • To discuss any concerns or ask any questions, please contact us at info@jgirlsmagazine.org.

Materials will be reviewed by our teen Editorial Board. Please note that because we review each piece carefully, it can take a long time before we get back to you. After our editors have reviewed your piece, you will receive an email indicating one of the following:

  1. The Board has decided to publish your piece. Congratulations!
  2. The Board is requesting changes. If you wish to make the changes, your piece will be reviewed and considered again. You’re off to a good start!
  3. The Board is declining to publish this particular piece. There are many reasons your piece might be declined, but none of them are a reflection of your worth or your importance to the jGirls community. We encourage you to continue submitting to us!
  4. jGirls Magazine reserves the right to edit all accepted material for style, clarity, usage, etc.

We also encourage everyone who submits to take advantage of the other opportunities to participate in jGirls, including reading the site and participating in online dialogue, as well as sharing the site with friends.

Submit Your Work Now

Forms cannot be saved without submitting, so have all your answers prepared in advance, and save a copy in Word, Google Docs or similar. Content up to 10MB must be uploaded in an editable (non-PDF) format. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo or similar and a viewable link provided.

Please prepare everything in advance of beginning this process so you are not timed out while preparing your materials.

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