Journey From Zero to Becoming a Hero – Shraddha Pandey

Author Shraddha Pandey writes a motivating story of a man who started his own business by going against societal norms. Once upon a time, there was a guy named Alex who was looking for a job; a job of any kind. He went through many incidents in his life: losing his parents at a veryContinue reading “Journey From Zero to Becoming a Hero – Shraddha Pandey”

A Fountain of Betrayal and Wishes – Skipper

Today we have a short story by Skipper that introduces us to a world much like our own, but with a dash of magic. It highlights the theme “be careful what you wish for” through a pair of relatable teenage characters. Emma Rosalind Bayberry stood at the head of the picnic table. On a plateContinue reading “A Fountain of Betrayal and Wishes – Skipper”

Darkness – Emily K. Seaver

With vivid imagery told through an initially simple piece, the talented Emily K. Seaver really evokes passion and feeling. Enjoy! She loved the confines of the nightWhere stars and moonlight showed so brightWhere monsters crept and shadows roaredAnd stars pierced dark skies like a swordWith wind-whipped hair, she smiled at the moonWhile wind-whipped leaves whisperedContinue reading “Darkness – Emily K. Seaver”

In a City Made of Gold by Divyank J.

Many of the significant civilizations of the past who had written language compiled sets of sacred texts. Often lengthy, these collections served various purposes, such as commemorating great people and great deeds, instilling central values and beliefs into new generations, and organizing the practice and system of religion. The Ramayana is one of the greatContinue reading “In a City Made of Gold by Divyank J.”

Let’s Live Today- Mahira P.

There comes a time in everyone’s life where we can become overwhelmed by what we see going on around us. Let’s Live Today is a piece that dives into one such moment and the hope the writer found within it. Enjoy! Through closed windows I see the world, I see misery, hardship and the sufferingContinue reading “Let’s Live Today- Mahira P.”

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”

Forgive Them – Jamy Starling

This poem by Jamy Starling talks about her emotions surrounding her faith. ‘Forgive them’ Why forgive the unforgivable How to forgive a pain so hard to heal. A thought that we must bear, Imprinted in our minds, of what we have done. He was the way, And we did away with Him. We threw awayContinue reading “Forgive Them – Jamy Starling”