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  • Tellus Zine seeks art and writing submissions from teens

    • 5 January 2021
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman


    CINCINNATI, [January 5, 2022] — Tellus Zine, a digital and print magazine made by and for teens seeks creative submissions from young adults (ages of 13 to 21) for potential publication in Tellus Zine, Issue 003: Life is Change and exhibition in Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s outdoor gallery. 

    Led by an all-youth editorial board and showcasing visual art and creative writing by young adults from across Greater Cincinnati, Tellus’s mission is to provide a platform for young people to express themselves bravely and creatively as a part of our diverse community. For their third annual issue, the Tellus editorial board acknowledges the tumultuous nature of our present era and urges their peers to mindfully consider the only constant in life––change. 

    As a force, change allows us to adapt and grow. How does change reveal itself around you? How do you respond to change? Do you embrace it? Fear it? Resist it? Avoid it as much as possible?

    As a theme, Life is Change invites opportunities for visualization and open interpretation. Diverse responses to this theme–exploring change on levels from the microscopic to the cosmic, the individual to the metaphysical, the personal to the political are all strongly encouraged. Creative expressions of all kinds will be considered, including: poetry, short stories, essays, collage, drawing, painting, photography, video, animation, music, and more!  Submissions will be reviewed by The Tellus Zine Editorial Board, which is comprised of eight diverse high school students from across Greater Cincinnati.  Selected works will be published in Tellus Zine, Issue 003: Life is Change and may also be included in an outdoor exhibition at  Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s outdoor gallery. 

    This call for submissions on the theme Life is Change is now open and accepting submissions at until March 2, 2022. 


    The Tellus Editorial Board meets weekly to develop the zine, review submissions, plan events, and engage in critical dialogs. Members also work on personal creative projects, learn about editorial skills, and about different art forms through monthly workshops and field trips. Tellus Zine is a program of the Kennedy Heights Arts Center and  is made possible with support from the Charles H. Dater Foundation and Artswave.

    About Kennedy Heights Arts Center:

    The mission of Kennedy Heights Arts Center is to enhance the life of the surrounding community through arts and cultural experiences that embrace diversity, foster creativity, and build community. Founded in 2004, the community arts center provides arts education programs, exhibitions, and cultural events for more than 5,000 youth and adults annually.

    For more information, please contact Bethany Pelle at 513-800-4567, email or visit the Tellus Zine website at

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