Submit Your Story

DEADLINE: January 31, 2022




I know the power that a young girl carries in her heart when she has a vision and a mission.
—Malala Yousafzai


kahani is a new print magazine for girls by girls from around the world, designed to inform, elevate and inspire. Meant for 12-to-18 year old girls, kahani features stories from girls who live in a range of communities, cultures, and countries. 

Our Preview Issue was released in Spring 2021, and we recently published Our Period Issue in honor of International Day of the Girl 2021.

Now, we’re looking for stories from girls to be featured in one of our upcoming issues! In 2022, we’re covering some amazing themes:

+ Our Planet Issue: All About Climate Change—Coming up first in 2022!
+ Our Emotions Issue: Exploring YOUR Feelings, Big & Small
+ Our Leadership Issue: How Girls Lead Around the World
+ You Tell Us! Share a story on any topic that YOU like and think is important!

If you are excited to share a story about any of the above topics, or anything else that inspires you, we would love to hear from you! 


We believe that investing in girls and lifting up their stories will inspire countless others around the world.

We’re looking for any of the following, submitted by girls 12-18:

+ Writing: Narrative essays told from your perspective, fictional stories, poetry, interviews with other girls, or your reporting or opinions on issues that matter in your community

+ Photography: Photo essays that document your home, community, or your friends and classmates, or that elevate a particular issue, such as climate change—the theme of our next issue!

+ Artwork: Drawings, paintings, illustrations, or collage art that can be photographed or scanned

+ Advice columns: Your advice about relationships, school, or other topics by fielding and responding to questions from other girls around the world—we can work with you on this!

+ Games & Puzzles: A crossword, word search or other game, inspired by what you would like to share with girls about our planet or another theme


The following are questions to inspire your submission. These are simply suggestions! Feel free to share any story you wish, on our themes of climate change, feelings, leadership, or on another topic of your choice!

For Our Climate Issue, please consider the following prompts for your submission:
+ Write about a problem or issue related to climate change that needs to be fixed, and explain what you would do to fix it.

+ How has climate change affected you, your family, or your community?

+ What is something that you’re doing in your local community to protect the whole planet?

+ What does the word “sustainability” mean to you?

+ Why is it important to ACT NOW to protect our planet? 

+ Research shows that girls are more affected by climate change than boys are. Do you think that’s true, based on your own experience? 


And if you’re interested in contributing to another themed issue:
+ Our Emotions: How do you manage stressful situations in your life—at school, at home or with friends? Why is it important to manage your feelings, especially as a girl? What is your biggest fear and how can you overcome it? Share something that has made you cry—either happy tears or sad tears. When have you lost power? What is your strongest emotion? When have you felt intense anger, how did you deal with it, and is it okay that you felt this anger?

+ Our Leaders: What is a problem in our world that needs to be fixed and how would you solve it? How have you stepped up to be a leader? What superpower do you have that would make you a great leader? Why is it important for girls to be leaders? What does leadership mean to you?

Remember, you can write about one of our themes or about anything else you like! We just want to hear YOUR story from YOU!


+ First, you will need to provide some basic information about yourself – name, age, country, town, language, contact information – in order to complete the kahani submission form. Please have this information ready!

+ We welcome submissions in languages other than English. If possible, please submit your contribution in your native language, along with an English translation. If you prefer to submit in your native language only, that is okay—we will work to create an English translation with you! 

+ When you are ready, please use this online form to submit your contribution. If you need assistance with submitting, please contact us over email at

To be considered for Our Planet Issue, please submit your story no later than JANUARY 31, 2022.

To be considered for Our Emotions and Leaders Issues, please submit your story no later than APRIL 30, 2022.

If you have questions about how to contribute to our magazine, please reach out to kahani over email at When you are ready to submit your piece(s), please use this online form.  If you have trouble with the form, do reach out to us over email

DEADLINE: January 31, 2022