Teens Against the Book Bans is an initiative to raise teen voices (ages 13-18) so their voices can be heard in the ongoing fight against the book bans sweeping the nation. In this collection, we will publish a new piece every Friday, starting July 1st until we reach 50 submissions total. Once we hit 50 submissions, we will create a print anthology in order to cement their voices in history. We invite you to read on and hear from those who are actually being affected by the book bans. Their voices matter and need to be heard. 

Interested in submitting to this initiative? 

To submit, please send an email to eic@defunktmag.com with the headline "TEENS AGAINST THE BOOK BANS SUB" and include your bio (less than 100 words), a headshot/selfie, and your piece. You can send up to 3 poems, one story or personal essay, or up to 3 pieces of art.  

Read the Collection
*New Pieces are Published Every Friday*