Cicada is a bimonthly for young adults. The magazine prints fiction and poetry ranging from realism and historical to science fiction and fantasy, alongside essays written by teens, illustrations and comics.

Poetry Sought

Work by or for young adults. "No length limits. Send us yer epics!"

Quick Facts

  • Pays cash
  • Simultaneous submissions OK
  • Accepts reprints

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More About Cicada

CICADA is "fascinated with the lyric and strange and committed to work that speaks to teens' truths." Pays up to $3 per line and $24 minimum. Purchases second publication rights for previously published work. Rights vary for previously unpublished work.

Established 1998.

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