The Princess and the Water Lily by Mahira P.

We all know the story of Cinderella in every variation – or do we? This story by Mahira P. makes a commentary on the fairy tale genre by changing up the evil stepmother narrative we all expect. Enjoy! The Princess and the Water Lily In the country of Mondovia, there once was a king withContinue reading “The Princess and the Water Lily by Mahira P.”

Call for Submissions & Free Printables

Happy New Year. It’s winter, and that means our next quarterly issue is coming up. Here’s all the details about how to submit for the Winter 2020/2021 issue, plus a few free editing posters just for fun. Call for Submissions Our Winter 2020/21 issue is coming up. Send in your work to be featured. TheContinue reading “Call for Submissions & Free Printables”

The Lake: A Poem by Kanavin Kaen

Enjoy this poem, “The Lake” by Kanavin Kaen. Our editors loved the way thought-provoking metaphors brought the story in this poem to life. Words rush past my head, Roaring, thrashing, pouring, Drowning me in a riptide Of the most mindless rubbish; Littering my head with feelings I don’t feel, connections that I cannot grasp. Understand?Continue reading “The Lake: A Poem by Kanavin Kaen”

Fall 2020 Issue

We’re delighted to present the fall issue of Radiate Literary Journal. Inside these pages you’ll find stories and poems from talented young writers around the world. Congratulations to the writers who have written pieces selected for this issue. Our editors were delighted to work with you, and best wishes with all of your future writing.Continue reading “Fall 2020 Issue”

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.”