Thanks so much to Abigail for letting me share about Radiate Literary. It’s been fun to work with other bloggers and writers to further our common vision for a student writing community.
I’m Grace, the Editor-In-Chief of Radiate Literary Journal. I’m a senior in high school. I like to write essays and short stories, lift weights, and read all types of books (if you have any recommendations comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t hoard the good book knowledge!).
Radiate is a project that began when I realized that most of the young writers I know want to share their work with one another, but don’t have a platform that is dedicated to just that. I contacted a few of my writing/blogging friends (hi again, Merie!) to see what they thought. Turns out other student writers are passionate about helping each other improve, as well.
So here’s the lowdown:
Wait, what’s the goal again?
Radiate is a new journal that focuses on connecting student writers. Our mission is to help young writers grow in their skills by sharing their work and receiving peer feedback. Our team is entirely comprised of student writers 13-22. If you’re a student and love to write poetry, stories, or essays we accept submissions from you.
The goal isn’t to feature “perfect” work. It’s to give you – student writers – a chance to share your stories. It’s to help you grow as a writer by hearing from peers about what they loved and what they’d change. The goal is a thriving and diverse writing community.
How do I get involved?
Great question! If you’re a student writer, Radiate is for you. There’s a few ways you can get involved.
- Subscribe to the journal and comment on pieces. Your fellow writers love to hear from you!
- Submit your work. We’re looking for pieces for our first end-of-summer issue. Click here to learn more about what we accept.
- Join the promotional team. We’re looking for writers and bloggers to share the word about Radiate Literary. If you’re willing to post about us on your site or would like to feature a guest post or interview, fill out this form and I’ll get back to you.
Why should I submit?
Radiate is a volunteer journal, so we have a dedicated volunteer staff and don’t pay for submissions. However, there are many reasons to submit to Radiate! Here are a few of the main ones.
- You show yourself that your work is worth sharing.
- You encourage other student writers.
- It’s great practice working with editors.
- It’s a good way to share your work with friends and family.
Thanks again to Abigail for allowing me to share with you all. Thank YOU for reading about Radiate Literary! If you want more information, feel free to visit our website. My contact info is listed there and I’m more than happy to receive any feedback, suggestions, or questions. Can’t wait to connect with you!