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”

Fairytale – by Jai Lynn

The chief joy of writing and rehearsing fairytales is that imagination is queen. Often the less believable and less Cartesian a fairytale is, the more appealing and enduring it is. Think of Snow White (how does coughing up a poisoned apple wake someone up from a 7-year death-like sleep?) or the remarkably titled tale “EastContinue reading “Fairytale – by Jai Lynn”

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”

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”

The Girl Who Saw Magic- Pen Wordsmith

Today we’re featuring the poem “The Girl Who Saw Magic” by Pen Wordsmith. This piece dives into the life of a girl who doesn’t see the world the same way everyone else does. It talks about the things she expereinced and how sometimes, there can be magic even in reality. Enjoy! Once was a girlContinue reading “The Girl Who Saw Magic- Pen Wordsmith”

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”

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.”