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”

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.”

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.”

A Bird With Small Bones – Tan Ruey Fern

Today we have a dystopian short story by Tan Ruey Fern. In this version of the future, main character Songthrush tries to cope with her guilt and climate anxiety. Up and down the garden fence, she strung up the corpses of cans. Cans from the vending machine, cans from the stores, cans from every streetContinue reading “A Bird With Small Bones – Tan Ruey Fern”

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”

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 It’s my joy to present the first issue of the Radiate Literary Journal. I hope every reader is just as inspired by the voices of these young authors as I have been. It truly is a privilege to read and consider the words of my fellow student writers. This journal is called “Radiate”Continue reading “Radiate Literary Journal Vol. 1 Issue 1”

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”