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.”

Song of the Violin – Jai Lynn

Enjoy this poem “Song of the Violin” by Jai Lynn. We love the comparison between music and life. The path of life follows the notes of a violin. High notes play the happy memories. Low notes play the sad. The bow sliding back and forth no matter how fast or how slow is the wayContinue reading “Song of the Violin – Jai Lynn”

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.”

Finding Friends Among Strangers – Shrubaboti Bose

We are delighted to bring you the poem “Finding Friends among Strangers” by Shrubaboti Bose. This piece was an ode to a group of juniors at her university, who embraced her within their social circle and made her feel like one of their own at one point. We love how this poem celebrates the impactContinue reading “Finding Friends Among Strangers – Shrubaboti Bose”

I’ll Come Back, I Will! – Libby P.

We’re happy to feature this touching poem “I’ll Come Back, I Will!” by Libby P. Enjoy! There at the door he stands with hope, A lad of fourteen, tall and broad; He knows not to what end he goes, To take the ship that sails abroad— That sails to places without hope. Yet when heContinue reading “I’ll Come Back, I Will! – Libby P.”

Open For Submissions: The 6 Pieces We’re Looking For

Radiate Literary is open for submissions. If you submit your piece within the next two weeks, you’ll have a chance to be featured in our very first end-of-summer issue. If you’re debating whether to submit, check out our post on the 5 reasons you should submit to Radiate Literary. Here’s some more info: the sixContinue reading “Open For Submissions: The 6 Pieces We’re Looking For”

Wake Up: I Am Still a Human – Tisha M.

Today we’re delighted to bring you a poem entitled “Wake Up/Treat Me Like a Human” by Tisha M. We love the style and passion of this piece. Enjoy! Wake Up/Treat Me Like a Human A small white flower Soon trickled blood, Purity and innocence, Society claimed; washed away from her. She held threads of secrets,Continue reading “Wake Up: I Am Still a Human – Tisha M.”

8 Types of Poetry

There are so many types of poetry sometimes it’s difficult to know what you’re writing or where to start. Learn all about 8 common types of poetry and how to write them. Haiku The haiku is a traditional Japanese style of poetry. These poems usually have three lines. They have 5 syllables in the firstContinue reading “8 Types of Poetry”

5 Reasons to Submit Your Work

It forces you to realize that your work is worth sharing. The number one thing we hear from student writers is that they don’t have anything that is ready to publish yet. We get that! Sometimes you need more time to polish your work and prepare yourself to share it with the world. However, sharingContinue reading “5 Reasons to Submit Your Work”

Coming Soon – Radiate Literary Online Journal

Our first issue is in the works. If you want to be one of the first to read pieces featuring fresh student voices, sign up and follow the journal today. If you want to have your work featured, it’s not to late. Submit your work and you’ll be quickly matched to one of our editors.Continue reading “Coming Soon – Radiate Literary Online Journal”