EST. 2020


WINTER: January 2021
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"light repeat staircase halcyon time tilting periwinkle dear contraband grown memory edge crown martyr broken"


In verbatim of our contributors,

each word in accordance with each writer.

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YAWP is a literary journal dedicated to cultivating the manifold voices of a modern generation. In this spirit, we seek to provide an open, free space for the unfettered expression of emerging young writing. 

Past Editions
2020 Poetry Collection

2020 has brought with it a whirlwind of

change. From COVID-19 to the social reckoning that has come with the Black Lives Matter movement, young people have found themselves struggling to deal with what has been the most tumultuous period of our lifetimes.

YAWP is dedicated to providing a medium for the expression of these young voices. In accordance with our principles, we have thus decided to publish the 2020 Poetry Collection: a special section of our journal in which are published short poems addressing the myriad social and political developments of the past year. 

For this section, we have made sure to include alongside established writers, writers who may have not been published before, or who are still finding their footing in the literary world. We have invited writers who are angry about this country; or sad; or proud; or all of the above. We have invited these writers with the intent that their voices will be heard.

Submissions Cycle

SUMMER ISSUE: April 15 –  June 15

FALL ISSUE: July 15 – September 15 


WINTER ISSUE: October 15 – December 15 


SPRING ISSUE:  January 15 - March 15

YAWP exercises a policy of freedom; pieces will not be censored. 
Regular Submissions

Poetry: up to six pieces at a time, no length limits

Fiction and Creative Nonfiction: up to two pieces at a time (for each genre), 3000 words or less

Drama/Screenplay: up to two pieces at a time, 3000 words or less

Preferably, pieces are in Times New Roman and 12 point font. This makes it easier to evaluate each submission. In addition, for each submission, the author's name and a title should be provided. If you prefer that we leave either of these components off the piece, let us know of that via email.




For any inquiries, please contact:

Los Angeles, CA 90230

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