Cicada is a bi-weekly magazine for teens and young adults. Every issue is set around a theme. It encourages readers to submit their work for publishing. Cicada encourages submissions, and the magazine speaks to young adults with energy and respect. Teens must be at least 14 years-old to submit work.
Cicada is filled with short stories, poetry, comics, and short quizzes. It very responsibly inserts hotlines and resources for teenagers who seek help for social issues.
http://www.cicadamag.com/about: CICADA is a YA lit/comics magazine fascinated with the lyric and strange and committed to work that speaks to teens’ truths. We publish poetry, realistic and genre fic, essay, and comics by adults and teens. (We are also inordinately fond of Viking jokes.) Our readers are smart and curious; submissions are invited but not required to engage young adult themes.