Submit: TYE x Your Words Matter To Us
Poetry Competition
Win great prizes by submitting poetry inspired by one of our two prompts:
  1. Begin your poem with the last thing someone just said to you

  2. A poem involving the beauty in simplicity: washing dishes, folding clothes, sweeping, watching TV, reading books, driving, etc.



First place certificate 

Spot in TYE's magazine

Spot in Your Words Matter To Us magazine

Post in Expat Life in Thailand website

Post in Closelook Magazine

Post on social media

Feedback from the judges 


Second place certificate  

Spot in TYE's magazine

Spot in Your Words Matter To Us magazine

Post in Expat Life in Thailand website

Post in Closelook Magazine

Post on social media


Third place certificate  

Spot in TYE's magazine

Spot in Your Words Matter To Us magazine

Post on social media


Cristy Watson (Author based in Surrey, British Columbia - view her profile online)


Max no. of poems per submission: 4

All poems submitted will be considered for publication on TYE online (we will pick our personal favourites).

Current deadline: 30th September 2020


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Want to get your work published by us?
Get the chance to make history by becoming part of Thailand's first national teen literary magazine

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Currently accepting:

  • Nonfiction: Articles, Essays, Opinion pieces, Interviews, Reviews and Recommendations, Biographies, Memoirs.(All 2,500 words max.)

  • Fiction: Short stories/novel excerpts (5,000 words absolute max.), Flash Fiction (Anything less than 1,000 words), One-Act Plays (12 pages max.), 

  • Poetry: No longer than 100 lines per poem; you are welcome to submit up to six poems in the same submission.

  • Visual Arts: All mediums (inc. photography and sculpture) - please submit the images of your work as jpeg, png or tif, 300dpi.

  • Other: E.g. Podcast, App, Short Film etc. If you think whatever you have produced is appropriate to be featured on our website, you could submit in an article explaining the reasons behind your work/a brief overview of it with the product linked to be considered - it would be great for your work’s publicity if accepted.


Along with the submission of your work, please include your name, and age. If applicable, it would be amazing if you could also send in a written reflection/artist’s statement to help us better understand your piece. (Max. 250 words)

Entries are accepted from anywhere in the world, even if we're based in Thailand!


12-point legible font (eg Times New Roman) for all word documents.


If applicable, include a bibliography (any style) crediting sources and citing any ideas, facts, quotes, or existing media used in your work that are not your own.


We do not accept previously published work.


Age limit: 13-21 years old


If your work is selected, all we ask for is first serial print and electronic rights - after first publication you retain all the rights to your work. We only ask that you credit Thai Youth Express as the place your work first appeared.


Please expect a confirmation email for your submission within 1-2 subsequent business days - we will inform you about the result of your entry by the end of each month.

Are you writing and not sure where to start? Here's some inspiration - all by people our age.

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