With each passing year, being a teenager grows a little bit more challenging. Social media, pop culture, and the increasingly large division between ones online and offline presence have made navigating adolescence quite a tumultuous experience and, without the aid of others, a young person’s journey towards self-discovery has little to go off of. Realiteen: A Guide To Growing Up aims to solve this issue.

Realiteen: A Guide To Growing Up is an upcoming anthology to be published by Red Penguin Books as the first in a new project called The Red Penguin Collection. The book is looking for submissions, up to 5000 words each, across all non-fiction and creative non-fiction forms, that work to inform young people and support them on their paths. Topics ranging from puberty and its effects on the body to the relationships teenagers have with their families and friends are encouraged and celebrated.

Submission deadline September 3 –