Author Interview with Taylor Bennett

Today we’re sharing an interview with author Taylor Bennett. She published the first book in her Tradewinds series, “Porch Swing Girl,” as a teen. Learn more about her author journey, favorite genres to read, and what she wishes she’d known as a young writer. First, a little about the author: Taylor Bennett is a dandelion-wishing,Continue reading “Author Interview with Taylor Bennett”

What Might Happen – Libby G.

Enjoy this story “What Might Happen” by talented young author Libby G. Table of Contents The Beginning of the End The Great Flood Realisations The Sighting Voices The Malums Capture A Very Big Kiln I’m Not the Only One Escape A Choice When the Story is Over Epilogue The Beginning of the End I feelContinue reading “What Might Happen – Libby G.”

Goodbye – Libby P.

Today we’re featuring the poem “Goodbye” by Libby P. This piece shares a message of hope when the world seems dark and dreary. Enjoy! When days are dark and skies are grey, When roads are seldom traveled down, When soil is hard as sunbaked clay, And once-green grass is stiff and brown; When home isContinue reading “Goodbye – Libby P.”

The Dragon – Tey Phinesse

Today we’re sharing a short story, “The Dragon” by Tey Phinesse. This story is an intriguing exploration of the dark side of heroism. Enjoy! There once was a knight in the Land of Wonder. Now, in this Land, there was a city, or a small village if we’re being particular. A dragon had terrorized thisContinue reading “The Dragon – Tey Phinesse”

Interview with Poet Acacia Mitchell

Today we’re sharing an interview with a talented young poet, Acacia Mitchell. She has just released “Waiting Spaces: A Poetry Collection” which is her first poetry book. We’ll let Acacia introduce herself: “Acacia means life, redemption, blossoming in hard places.  I love that my name means that, because it’s something that I want to happenContinue reading “Interview with Poet Acacia Mitchell”

First Frost – Libby P.

Today we’re featuring a lovely essay entitled “First Frost” by Libby. We love how this piece showcases Libby’s masterful use of vocabulary to express her ideas. Enjoy! The ice-frosted grass glistens in the soft light of dawn.  Glassy beads of dew bend the slender, white blades—bowing, as it seems, to hail the morning. Thrills ofContinue reading “First Frost – Libby P.”

Grief and Gifts – Ashley B.

Today we’re featuring the essay “Grief and Gifts” by Ashley. This piece is the author’s reflection on the nuanced feelings that come with adoption, and what that has meant for her. Whether or not you were adopted, you’ll connect with some part of this essay. Enjoy! Today it truly hit me, adoption is the bestContinue reading “Grief and Gifts – Ashley B.”

Call for Submissions: Fall 2020

Submissions are open for our Fall 2020 issue. If you’re a young writer, we can’t wait to see your piece. Submit by 11/02/20, and your piece will automatically be considered for our official fall issue. Whether or not your piece is accepted to the issue, you’ll get a chance for publication on our site. WhatContinue reading “Call for Submissions: Fall 2020”

Radiate Literary Journal Vol. 1 Issue 1

Editors’ Note Submit Did you enjoy this issue? Submit your work today to be considered for our next issue. There are plenty of reasons to submit. Personalized feedback on your piece Experience working with an editor Exposure as a writer Support from a dedicated community of young writers If you’re looking for inspiration, check outContinue reading “Radiate Literary Journal Vol. 1 Issue 1”

The Man Who Forgot – Pen W.

Today we present the poem “A Man Who Forgot: A Warning for the Present Age” by Pen Wordsmith. She wrote this poem to emphasize the danger of erasing our past and refusing to learn from mistakes. Once was a man who tried to leave behind, All the things from where he’d come. But sadly heContinue reading “The Man Who Forgot – Pen W.”