Deadline September 30 (must be received by this date). Launched in 2018 at Longwood University in Virginia, K'in is an international online literary journal seeking diverse and under-represented voices from around the world. Their Young Writers section accepts work by authors aged 12-17. They publish in May and November, with submission periods from November 1-March 31 and June 1-September 30. Send 3-5 poems or one prose piece, 5,000 words, via Submittable. Browse first issue online before submitting. Editors explain the journal name and mission as follows: "K'in is the part of the ancient Mayan Long Count Calendar system which corresponds to one day. It is the smallest unit of Maya time to be counted, and it usually appears as the last glyph in a long count date. A common translation of the word means 'one passage under the sun,' and it is this translation that moves us, as editors, as readers, and as writers ourselves, the recognition of how, all over the planet, the stories, the poetry, the moment-to-moment memoirs, of what it means to be human are being written every day."
Published: July 17, 2018