Instructions for Contributors

Happening Publications welcomes submissions to another side of
younger from writers 21 years of age or younger. There is no
submission, reading, agency, entry, publishing, or any other fee of
any kind. Submissions should be emailed to

First publication

Original, previously unpublished poetry, fiction, critique, memoirs,
essays and other forms of nonfiction are eligible for consideration.
Work should not be under the consideration of another publisher while
it is being considered for another side of younger with the exception
of school publications assuming that republication or simultaneous
publication is allowed by the school publication. In all cases it is the
responsibility of the author to maintain the availability of the submitted
work until it is accepted or declined by the publisher (Happening
Publications) and to inform the publisher of status changes including
withdrawal of the submission.


Writing in all the above categories that has been previously or will be
concurrently published only in a school or noncommercial, limited
circulation periodical or in the author’s self-publication is also
permitted to be submitted and considered for publication in another
side of younger, if allowed by the other publisher, and should be
accompanied by a statement of the particulars as described below.

Submission requirements

Submissions should include author’s full name, age, a statement that
the submitted work is the author’s sole and original work, and a
statement as to whether 1) it is unpublished and not under
consideration elsewhere or, 2) that it has been published or is under
consideration in a school or limited issue publication whose title
should be given and that named publication permits re-publication of
the work, or, 3) that it has been self-published.

Understandings of consideration

In all cases publication is at the discretion of Happening Publications.
Writers are advised that a limited percentage of submitted material
may be accepted for publication but we are grateful for the privilege
to consider your best work. In the event of publication by Happening
Publications, future republication rights remain the property of the
author. Acknowledgment of another side of younger as first publisher
is requested.

Review panel

Submitted work will be extended the courtesy of peer review by
Happening Publications’ review panel whose recommendations will
inform the decisions of the publishers. The review panel consists of
reviewers who are age 21 and younger who volunteer their time,
which makes their work eligible as community service for listing on
their resume and college and work applications. Those interested in
serving as a reviewer should send an email briefly mentioning their
background and interest to, including their age and
school as applicable.


There is no payment for work published electronically in another side
of younger. If a print edition is published, each contributor shall
receive one printed contributor’s copy.