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.”

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”

That Which Cannot Be Named – Diya Kapri

Today we’re featuring the piece “That Which Cannot Be Named” by Diya Kapri. This piece dives into the struggle of trying to explain emotions and struggles in our present time. It is truly a work of art. Enjoy! It’s something which cannot be named, A feeling of which you are ashamed, When you care aboutContinue reading “That Which Cannot Be Named – Diya Kapri”

Wristwatch – Nancy

Today we’re sharing the poem “Wristwatch” by Nancy. Enjoy! Check the time on the clock under the sign – Visiting Hours Only. People lie in wards finding ways to pass the time but time is all they have and it slips slips away. Her wristwatch ticks in constant reminder. The watch keeps its shape butContinue reading “Wristwatch – Nancy”

Beautiful – Eliora P.

Today we’re featuring the piece “Beautiful” by Eliora. This piece is an exploration of our society’s definition of beauty, and how we could interpret the idea differently. Enjoy! Beautiful Do you see beauty? Beautiful. Aesthetically pleasing or meeting a high standard. Why are aesthetics the first measure of beauty? We have lost our perspective.   WeContinue reading “Beautiful – Eliora P.”