The Student News Site of Teen Scene, Inc

Cape Fear Voices/The Teen Scene

Cape Fear Voices/The Teen Scene

Cape Fear Voices/The Teen Scene

Submit Your Work

We welcome your writing submissions.

Contact us:
Teen Scene
[email protected]
Cape Fear Voices[email protected]
P.O. Box 495, Leland, NC, 28451 United States

Teen Scene showcases writing and artwork from middle- and high-school students at cooperating schools primarily in the Cape Fear area. We also will partner with schools from other districts, states and countries. Cooperating schools require:
> A “champion,” typically an English teacher, to review student work prior to submission.
> A registration form for each participating student and signed by their parents.

Submit requests and inquires to the publisher: [email protected].

Cape Fear Voices showcases the works of the area’s many talented local writers, poets and artists as well as the work of local non-profit organizations.

We review all submissions. Editors may request edits or corrections. We reserve the right to postpone or reject material for any reason including suitability for our audience, which includes teens. We will not publish any political or religious material and will censor profanity, no matter how good the work might otherwise be.

Submission Requirements

All written materials must be submitted by the 15th of each month for consideration in the following month’s issue. Time-sensitive materials can be submitted at any time but should be submitted at least a week ahead of an event.
Teen Scene
[email protected]
Cape Fear Voices[email protected]

Word Length
For Cape Fear Voices, 500-1500 words is preferred, with a maximum of 2000 words. There is a 750-word maximum for the Teen Scene. In each case, the editors will consider longer works if submitted in serial form, with each piece within the word limit and numbered Part 1, 2, 3, etc.

Written Format
All written submissions must be single-spaced in Times New Roman 12 and include the title, author’s name, author’s photo (as a jpg or png file), and community (or school). If outside the Wilmington area, please include city and state, and country if outside the U.S.

Images attract readers to your work. All images must be sent as jpg or png files and must include a photo credit identifying the source. In general, image files should be no more than 2MB and be of adequate resolution for a computer screen. When submitting a photo or image, you certify that it is your original work or that you have rights to use.

Note: Not all sites that offer “royalty-free” images are free. Most sites offering stock photos such as iStock and Getty images typically require purchasing a license before you download. However, some sites such as and offer free images. When downloading from these sites, please copy/paste the credit at the bottom of your document with the links, e.g.: Photo by Hu Jiarui on Unsplash.