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.”

Through the Eyes of Children – Jimmy P.

This poem is about the author’s experiences at school. He noticed a factory-like nature that pushing kids to their limit to increase the output of grades. He wanted the poem to be an honest representation of his feelings about where the school system fails, and the way people look back at their school experience throughContinue reading “Through the Eyes of Children – Jimmy P.”

Dear Mr. President – Mora S.

Today we’re sharing a creative piece entitled “Dear Sir” by Mora S. This piece was originally an open letter to the President of Indonesia, and uses creative themes and stylistic elements to share an important message. Enjoy. Dear Mr. President, My name is Butet. You can also call me Ucok, Petra, Omi, Daniel, Kedan, Risma,Continue reading “Dear Mr. President – Mora S.”

Finding Friends Among Strangers – Shrubaboti Bose

We are delighted to bring you the poem “Finding Friends among Strangers” by Shrubaboti Bose. This piece was an ode to a group of juniors at her university, who embraced her within their social circle and made her feel like one of their own at one point. We love how this poem celebrates the impactContinue reading “Finding Friends Among Strangers – Shrubaboti Bose”

8 Ways to Outline a Story

Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start when you’re coming up with a short story or novel. Creating an outline is the best way to compile your ideas into a cohesive story. We’ve put together 8 different ways to outline. In this list, you should be able to find the perfect method for outliningContinue reading “8 Ways to Outline a Story”

Last Shot – Ellie

Today we are delighted to bring you the free verse poem “Last Shot” by Ellie. We love how this poem uses words, repetition, and formatting to highlight a central theme and draw in the reader. Enjoy! Ellie is a senior in high school who has a love for writing (fantasy, flash fiction, and free verse),Continue reading “Last Shot – Ellie”

Open For Submissions: The 6 Pieces We’re Looking For

Radiate Literary is open for submissions. If you submit your piece within the next two weeks, you’ll have a chance to be featured in our very first end-of-summer issue. If you’re debating whether to submit, check out our post on the 5 reasons you should submit to Radiate Literary. Here’s some more info: the sixContinue reading “Open For Submissions: The 6 Pieces We’re Looking For”