The 2019 edition of Flip the Page is now available on Amazon and in the Thurber Country Bookstore!

Flip the Page: Central Ohio's Teen Literary Journal

Flip the Page is written, staffed, and produced by Central Ohio teens. Our mission is to provide a showcase for the work of young local writers and offer opportunities to learn about publishing. All accepted writers and artists receive a complimentary copy of the journal, and writers receive an invitation to read their work at the Columbus Arts Festival.

Flip the Page is now accepting submissions for our tenth edition!

Writing Submission Guidelines

  • Must be a resident of Central Ohio (Franklin, Delaware, Union, Madison, Pickaway, Fairfield, or Licking county)
  • Open to teens ages 13 to 19 years old
  • We are interested in short stories, poems, songs, essays, play excerpts, and humor
  • Maximum of 800 words per piece
  • Limit of two entries per person
  • Accepted formats are Word documents and shareable Google documents
  • Click the green button above to submit

Questions? Check out our FAQ page!
Not finding the answer there? Email flipthepage@thurberhouse.org

Flip the Page is a free program.


Flip the Page is also accepting ARTWORK submissions!

Artwork Submission Guidelines

  • Must be a resident of Central Ohio (Franklin, Delaware, Union, Madison, Pickaway, Fairfield, or Licking county)
  • Open to teens ages 13 to 19 years old
  • We are interested in 2-D and 3-D pieces, as well as digitally-created or edited artwork
  • Each artist can submit up to five pieces
  • Artwork must be submitted as a .jpg, .tiff, or .png file
  • Resolution should be 300 dpi or higher
  • Send artwork to Assistant Editor Elizabeth Falter at efalter@thurberhouse.org (or click the orange button above)
  • Include artist's first and last name, date of birth, title of piece, contact email, school, and art teacher's name with submission
  • At times, to accommodate the design of the journal, we must grayscale or crop artwork, but we always try to maintain the integrity of the piece

Questions about artwork? Email Elizabeth at efalter@thurberhouse.org