Mission Statement

A magazine for teen writers—by teen writers. Under the Madness brings together student editors under the mentorship of the New Hampshire Poet Laureate (Alexandria Peary, serving from 2019-2024) to focus on the experiences of teens from around the world. We accept submissions in poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction from writers ages 13-19. We invite you to express yourself about what you’ve experienced as a teen under the madness of life as a young adult from your spot on planet Earth. The madness, the emotions, the passion, the questions and the discoveries, converted into creative writing! Whether you live in Berlin, NH, or Berlin, Germany—whether you wake up every day in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North or South America—we’re interested in reading you!

 

Under the Madness is here to shine a spotlight on young writers from all backgrounds as they begin or continue their journey into the world of writing and publishing. We welcome submissions from teens who’ve never published as well as experienced teen writers. We sponsor contests, readings, a blog, and virtual Submit-a-thons as part of our creative mission. Special issues of the magazine are devoted to teen writers from a single nation or region, with Brazil, Ukraine, and India featured in Issues 3 through 5, and more countries already on our editorial line-up.

Under the Madness is made possible with the support of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Salem State University, Arts Alive, and the Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship Program. The magazine began as an off-shoot of the 2021 North Country Young Writers’ Festival. An editorial board composed mostly of teens from across New Hampshire works closely with the state poet laureate to design and manage the magazine.

Recent Media Coverage includes The Boston Globe, Littleton Courier, Hippo, and New Pages.

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Contributors
Sophia Delle Chiaie
Kris
Lili Lang
Nico De Guzman
Donghyuan Han
Toluwaleyi Meadows
Jingyu Song
Jack McConnel
Xenn Wilkey
Angie Barrios Mackepeace
Pietro Boccalatte
Emily Groarke
Shivani Salter
Inez Close
Myra Mehta
Sarah Mokhtar
Amelia Freitag
Arush Sathe
Iroha Nonaka
Laia Teboul
Lilia Watson
Mia Kagimoto
Neve Knowles
Seoyon Kim
Liang Xinyu
Emily Jarecke
Samuel
Ruby Seidner
Téa Florencio
Lulu Salvaterra
Claudia Wysocky
Mckenzie Mann
Abhroneel Ghosh
Maggie Haan
Alexis Washington
Ava Kavalali
Elizabeth Koo
Haven Beckman
Morgan Blaettler
Angelina Ren
Shyell Lowe
Qi Feng Wu
Hyunji Yang
Premrudee Mepremwattana
Kyo Lee
Rue Huang
Asia Chey
Mckenzie Mann
Pamela Erhiakeme
Estelle Bardot
Sarah Owen
Sophia Hao
Avril Villar
Téa Florencio
Madeline Burnah
Riley Pardo
Kai Lee
Liang Xinyu
Fairouz Bsharat
Abigaile Lin
Sadie Jackson
Sarah Stanton
Mariapaz Collazos Casas
Zoe Lee
Annika Akey
Tair Routtenberg
Shekina Oh
Zain Haseeb
Jade Diaz
Emily Beauchamp
Madeline Gentile-Borowitz
Sophie Hao
Sa'ada Isa Yahaya
Sonakshi Sharma
Priyanshi Gupta
Ananya Ahuja
Devika Modi
Unnathi Goradhindla
Md Aamir Hussain
Ayesha Bali
Ayesha Idrishi
Tannushree Jha
Sol Lee
Melinda Wang
Ahja Hawkins
Josiah Sati
Renato de Leon
Jazlyn Rodriguez
Haley Brosnan
Alex Patras
Madison Moscrip
Cadence Law
Naomi Carr
Paige Ordway
Fiona Ricciardi
Christopher Nguyen
D. M. Williams
Allison Liu
Erin Knape
Yessie Perez
"Under the Madness lies literature" - Unknown
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UNDER THE MADNESS
A magazine for teen writers—by teen writers. Under the Madness brings together student editors from across New Hampshire under the mentorship of the state poet laureate to focus on the experiences of teens from around the world. Whether you live in Berlin, NH, or Berlin, Germany—whether you wake up every day in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North or South America—we’re interested in reading you!