Write for Us

GoodLife accepts work done by young people ages 10 to 20 and pays for accepted work.

  • Deadlines: Winter, November 9 // Spring, February 9 // Summer, May 9 // Fall, August 9
  • Permission: We’ll need a parental email if you are younger than 16 (giving permission to publish your work and receive payment). We also need your address.
  • Topics Examples: Lifestyle, music, book and movie reviews, sports and fitness, political and environmental.
  • Writing strategies: Reflecting, reporting, explaining, arguing, opinion and humor!
  • Length: 200 to 500 words

Be creative and send work that you would be proud to have published. All articles must be appropriate for ages 10 to 100! Work not used is stored for another issue. Use the submission form below, or send your submission to:

GoodLife Youth Journal
20 Mountainview Avenue
Woodstock, New York 12498

You can write about:

  1. Express what amazes/surprises/anger you
  2. Ideas you wonder about
  3. Details that catch your eye and you notice.
  4. Look for your personal triggers to generate stories or poems
  5. What intrigues you
  6. Bits and pieces of talk you overhear in others conversations.
  7. Memories that left impressions
  8. Lists to rework ideas and weave together thoughts
  9. Photos, articles, ticket stubs or other artifacts
  10. Your own sketches, drawings or doodles
  11. Quotes that move you from people or books.

Other good ways:

  1. Reread your work and refine.
  2. Experiment with new kinds of writing
  3. Give yourself permission to write badly!
  4. Dreams that may unlock the subconscious story.


Submit your work for the next issue of GoodLife! Fill out the form below, and we'll review your submission and get back to you.
  • Copy and paste your written work here.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, txt, rtf, jpg, png.
    Or upload your work here. Accepted file types are .doc, .docx, .txt, and .rtf. If you are submitting artwork, please send us a sample .jpg or .png (maximum file size 7MB).

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