Young STIR

Teens: Your voices matter.

Teenagers around the world are often expected to assume adult responsibilities, yet their voices are among the most underrepresented and misunderstood. In collaboration with The Advice Project (see below), STIR is committed to changing that, one teen voice at a time. By launching Young STIR, we hope to offer fresh perspectives on important global issues by publishing teen essays and opinion pieces.

To submit to Young STIR, please review our standard submission guidelines, but note the following exceptions:

STIR will pay contributors $50 upon publication.

Articles should be 700+ words. Feature-length pieces welcome!

Please submit in one of the following file formats: .doc, .docx, or within the body of your email.

Please send submissions to our Submissions Email ( and include “Young STIR” in the subject.

About The Advice Project
The Advice Project offers free media, writing, and empowerment workshops and classes in New York City for teen girls*, provides one-on-one mentoring and group train-the-trainer programs, and leads international empowerment and leadership summits for teens and youth. Founded by writer, editor, and women and teen advocate Melissa Banigan, our goal is to lift and amplify the unique voices of teens by preparing them as citizen-journalists and helping to place their work with reputable publications. Learn more about programs offered by The Advice Project.


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