Pittsburgh’s Teen Literary Journal Large Print Now Accepting Submissions for Second Edition

Pittsburgh, PA  –   – 

Large Print, Pittsburgh’s literary journal created for teens, by teens, is now accepting online submissions for its second edition. The journal promotes outstanding writing of Pittsburgh teenagers through a semi-annual print publication.

The journal accepts poetry, fiction and nonfiction submissions from any young person in middle or high school who resides  or attends school in Allegheny County.    While the journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis, the Large Print team is currently seeking work for their second edition, to be published in June.  

Large Print’s second publication will follow the immense success of their inaugural edition with a partnership with Pittsburgh STEAM initiative Bird-Feeder.  Bird-Feeder, which started in Upper St. Clair High School, celebrates STEAM and raises awareness of the shared principles of art and science by creating free bookmarks that feature a combination of student-produced poetry and scientific abstracts.  The second edition of Large Print will feature work that follows in the vein of Bird-Feeder by working to combine select submitted pieces with scientific abstracts. In doing so, the second edition will focus on celebrating the collaborative nature of art and science.

Founded in 2016, Large Print is a collaboration of  Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh-based teen Leah DeFlitch. DeFlitch, a student at Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School, hoped to provide a platform that would recognize the exceptional talent of teen writers in Allegheny County.

“What I want most is for teenagers to have a stable platform for sharing their voices.” said DeFlitch.  “The push behind Large Print was creating a journal that acts as a continuous celebration of their words and ideas.”

Teens in Allegheny County interested in submitting to Large Print should submit their entries using the online form found on Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh website  For submission guidelines, visit carnegielibrary.org/kids-teens/largeprintjournal/.  Call 412.622.5526 or email teens@carnegielibrary.org with questions or for more information.

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