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.

There is a selection process for all submissions and publication is not guaranteed. However, we try and work with writers so we can publish all content online. The best pieces get passed onto our print issue, which we publish four times annually.

If you are interested in writing for us, send pitches to