What is 11th Floor?

At 11th Floor Magazine kids with dyslexia and other learning differences can see their writing in print, reach their 11th floor, and know that anything is possible.

Leo Davis, the founder of 11th Floor Magazine

Leo Davis, the founder of 11th Floor Magazine, found himself on the 11th floor of a dorm at Fordham University, studying creative writing at the New York Times. A student with severe dyslexia and dyscalculia, he was told he would never be a strong writer or reader and was held back in the 1st grade. He never let his diagnosis define him. Leo made it to the 11th floor at the New York Times in a competitive writing program! Other kids can become readers, writers, and lovers of literature, no matter what their challenges.

Be a part of the 11th Floor


Students grades 6-12 from 
anywhere in the world


Original work of writing and/or
visual art.


When by November 15, 2023


Where Submit through our website.


To share and inspire.


11th Floor is an independent 
publication. How you can help. To submit your work: Email your poetry, writing, and visual art to: 11thfloormag@gmail.com 




Our Team

Editor in Chief Leopold Young Davis, Age 16

Artistic Director Lottie Davis, Age 11

Submit Your Work

Students grades 6-12 from anywhere in the world are eligible to submit.
Submit a maximum of three pieces altogether.

Email your work to: 11thfloormag@gmail.com

Submission Guidelines

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