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About Us

Welcome to Teen Ink, a website, and national teen magazine devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos, and forums. For over 33 years, Teen Ink has offered teens the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on issues that affect their lives – everything from love and family to school, current events, and self-esteem. Hundreds of thousands of students, aged 13-19, have submitted their work to us and we have published more than 55,000 teens since 1989.

Teen Ink offers some of the most thoughtful and creative work generated by teens today. We have no staff writers or artists; we depend completely on submissions from teenagers around the world for our content. Teenink.com has over 480,000 registered users and continues to grow every day. 

While Teen Ink's ownership has changed hands a few times, its mission remains the same. It is devoted to helping teens share their own voices, while developing reading, writing, creative and critical-thinking skills.