Hello Risen Readers!

We always love hearing from all of you and publishing your wonderful work, but we've decided to make things easier on you (and us) and answer some questions you might have in mind. Submit to along with your name (you can choose to stay anonymous), age, and state/country. But before you do any of that, make sure you're following the guidelines below. Please send us your submissions before the 23rd of each month!

How do I submit my writing to Risen?

We can only accept work that hasn't been published yet. By this, we mean that it hasn't been seen by anyone but you or hasn't been posted on the Internet in any way shape or form. That kinda puts a damper on things, we know, but it's "DA RULEZ". You should include what your writing means, because as writers sometimes we tend to make things vague/abstract for creative purposes, but we would like to know what it is that you're writing about. We apologize for making you reveal your secret as a magician, but we have to be aware of the topic and understand it in order to publish it. 

What type of writing are you guys looking for?

To be quite honest with you, we aren't looking for a specific type of writing. You can send in poetry, letters, articles, etc. As long as we think it fits with us, you're good! If you're stuck, please do feel free to scroll through our recent posts to get a taste of what we're about, or DM us!

How do I submit my visual work to Risen?

Again, we can only accept work that hasn't already been published. We welcome submissions of photography, art, film, etc - if you have any other ideas in mind that go under visual just email us and we'll let you know if you're good to go! Please include an artist statement and what your photos/art/film/etc. are about as well as image descriptions for each piece. 

What type of visual work are you guys looking for?

We don't have anything specific in mind, but it has to fit with our categories. If you're stuck, look under our "apple of your eye" tag to get some inspiration from other readers as well as our own photographers/artists/filmmakers!

I want to submit something, but it's not writing or visual work: how do I know if I can submit it?

We're always open to new types of work! Just email us about your idea and we'll let you know if we're interested! On a side note, some people have sent us songs and such and we accept such submissions. (Don't worry singer/songwriters, we got you!)

How do I know if my work is being published?

As you guys have probably guessed, we can't publish everyone's work. We will notify you via email if we are interested in publishing your pieces. If you guys could include pictures for your writing, that would be super swell too. If you don't have any pictures of your own, you can take them off of the internet but make sure to give the artist credit! Include a link so we don't forget to give credit to our fellow artists. 

I need advice, can I send you guys questions?

We all know being a teen gets pretty rough on certain days. If you're having a dilemma or just have a question about something (it doesn't have to be SJ related) we would be glad to answer it and help you in any way that we can. You can send these questions through as well, and title them Reader Questions. You can choose to remain anonymous for this as well. If your questions are LGBTQIA+ related, you can (anonymously) send them to us via Tumblr; we'll answer them in our next round of Queeries.


We're on instagram (@risenzine) and would love to take a look at your stuff on there as well! If you want us to take a look at something, may it be your art/photography/writing/etc. use the hashtag #risewithrisen and we may regram it!


Risen is also on Tumblr! You can send us questions on there if you'd prefer to use Tumblr as a medium over e-mail.


By submitting to us, you are giving us the right to use your work at any time, if not on our website, then our Instagram, Tumblr, collections, etc. If your submissions don't get posted, that doesn't mean you can't submit another piece!