The Matchstick is Amnesty International’s first human rights youth newspaper located in Toronto, Canada.

Our content is opened to seasoned and beginner artists. We take everything from op-eds, personal narratives, photography, poems, interviews, and artwork. No prior experience is needed and we also accept previously published pieces.

However, there is a selection process for all submissions and publication is not guaranteed.

If you are interested in writing for us, send pitches to We are excited to hear from you!


Amnesty International Toronto Office
1992 Yonge Street, 3rd floor
Toronto, Ontario M4S 1Z7
TEL: 416-363-9933 Ext. 328
FAX: 416-363-3103
Charity Reg.#118785914 RR0005