Independent Submissions

Want to share your story through Project You? We are looking for OPINIONATED articles/stories from teens between the ages 13 to 19 y/o on contemporary issues. Follow the submission details down below and make sure to submit original work!


  • We only accept submissions from only ages 13-19
  • We only accept original work (we don’t accept pieces that have already been published elsewhere)
  • Work should be anywhere from 300-900 words
  • We don’t accept articles that require a lot of citations. There are plenty of resources on the internet that have credible articles filled with resources. We focus on sharing personal stories.

We accept stories written on the following topics

  1. Race
  2. Education
  3. Climate
  4. Poverty
  5. LGBTQ+
  6. Gender
  7. Politics

If we do not get back to you within two months email us at with “2+ Submission” as the subject line. Please note that by submitting your piece we remain the right to edit and publish your work.