Aletheia Writing Magazine
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Do you have a teen author in your home? Is she/ he interested in reading what other teens (ages 13-19) have to say or interested in being a published author? Then Aletheia Writing Magazine might be exactly what you are looking for!
Aletheia (from the Greek word "truth" or "unveiling") is a magazine designed to allow budding authors the opportunity to submit their own writing for print or as a place to read what other teens have written. All of the stories have an underlying message of hope and are original. I reviewed both the Fall 2011 magazine and the Spring 2011 edition offered to view for free online.
Each quarterly magazine is in color, 40 pages long and has a mix of fiction, non-fiction, book reviews, poetry and even photography. The format is well planned and profession in look and feel. The pages are glossy. Illustrations and photography are in color. Each issue has a spotlight on an adult author or illustrator to help inspire and encourage, as well. A yearly subscription is $26 in the US or $29 to Canada. The subscription price includes shipping. While the works represented are from teens ages 12- 19, I would imagine this magazine would be of interest to children as young as 10 - if they love to read.
My overall impression was positive, and I believe there is a need for magazines like this that offer a creative outlet. More information is available online: www.aletheiawritingmagazine.com . Fans can also follow on their Facebook page or via Twitter. I personally would like to write better, but I would only pay for a subscription for my child if they really, really liked to write and showed an interest in being an author/ illustrator some day. Decide for yourself by viewing the Spring edition online. Also, if your teen is interested in submitting work, there is an excellent section explaining what the editors are looking for in detail.
The fall edition of Aletheia Writing Magazine was provided to me through The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew for free in exchange for my honest review.
Artwork by Heather Greenwood, Age 17