Not The Girl That You See- Diya Kapri

Today we’re featuring the poem “Not The Girl That You See” by Diya Kapri. This piece brings up the common misconception that the face the world sees is the person that you are. Enjoy! She isn’t the girl I used to know. The girl you see smiles all the time,Hiding her feelings behind a wall;TheContinue reading “Not The Girl That You See- Diya Kapri”

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.”

The Grey Marshes – Becky

This short story, “The Grey Marshes” by Becky, showcases a fierce girl named Helga choosing her next step in life. The marsh had always felt like Helga’s home, in all of its emptiness. The place was bare and open and alone. One lone tree stood out in the center of the marsh, its leaves fallenContinue reading “The Grey Marshes – Becky”

Flower Mouth – Sammi Lee

Today we’re sharing a short story written by Sammi Lee titled “Flower Mouth.” The author is extremely talented and pens with a moving, enthralling writing style that is completely captivating. Note from the editor: This is one of my favorite short stories I’ve edited, ever, and I hope it speaks to everyone as much asContinue reading “Flower Mouth – Sammi Lee”

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”

Challenging Yourself On Stage – Bri C.

Today we’ll be sharing an amazing story titled “Challenging Yourself on Stage” written by Bri C. It depicts an experience that many people can relate to and offers relevant and applicable advice at the end. Ten-year-old Luke was unable to stop the nervous tapping of his feet. He scanned a neat violin recital program andContinue reading “Challenging Yourself On Stage – Bri C.”

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.”

Humans with Warmhearted Souls – Lyrick J.

We’re happy to share this poem “Humans, Warmhearted Souls” by Lyrick J. For anyone who needs a sincere reminder that the world isn’t all as cold as it sometimes feels, this piece is for you. You wake up in the morning see the sun shining and get up to do your routine But please don’tContinue reading “Humans with Warmhearted Souls – Lyrick J.”

Join the Radiate Community

Hello, writer friends! So excited to have you with us. One of the main missions of Radiate Literary Journal is to connect student writers with each other and allow them to provide feedback on each other’s writing. We’d love for you to get involved in the Radiate community. Here’s how to do that. First, followContinue reading “Join the Radiate Community”